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Glass on the Move - 3 Common Causes of Windshield Damage

Last updated 7 years ago

Windshield damage is hard to ignore and can be dangerous.  If your windshield has a crack or chip in it, then it is best to look into professional glass repair to solve your problem.  So, what are some of the common causes of windshield damage?  Read on to learn what’s most likely to damage your windshield:

1. Gravel

Gravel is omnipresent on the road.  In some states, it’s an alternative to rock salt during the winter, and in others areas, the road itself is made of gravel.  Whatever brings it to your neck of the woods, gravel can be a huge problem when it’s flung into your windshield at high speeds.

2. Road Debris

Road debris can come from any number of sources.  Sometimes road repair crews don’t fully smooth out fresh asphalt, leading to little pieces that can fly up and hit your windshield, causing cracks that need to be repaired

3. Careless Fellow Motorists

Most drivers realize that leaving a load of wood uncovered in the bed of a truck isn’t a good idea. However, there’s always that one motorist who doesn’t seem to understand the laws of aerodynamics.  You can try to avoid driving behind such motorists all you want—and indeed, we encourage you to do your best—but you still might get hit by a branch or a rock or whatever else they’re so thoughtlessly hauling.

If you’re unfortunate enough to fall afoul of gravel, road debris, or the thoughtlessness of your fellow man and your windshield suffers as a result, then you should get in touch with Glass on the Move.  Glass on the Move is experienced with windshield repair, car window replacement, and auto glass repair of all kinds.  Best of all, our trained technicians will come to you—with our mobile windshield repair.  For more information about what we can do for your auto glass problems, visit our website or call (510) 835-0761 or (925) 689-9555 today in Oakland, Hayward or Berkeley!



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