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Why Replacing a Cracked Windshield is Important

Last updated 6 years ago

Driving a car can be a dangerous task—that’s why car maintenance is vital to preventing injury or accident. You may not think about it that often, but your windshield is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Here are a few reasons why it’s vital to replace a cracked windshield as soon as possible: 

Safety

It’s impossible to tell how bad the damage is by just looking at the crack. A crack or split in a windshield can be structurally unsound and go from bad to worse in no time. Temperature, slamming car doors, and dirt and debris can worsen the damage, making your windshield impossible to repair. For your own safety, you should have your windshield replaced so that it does not shatter while you are driving and can protect you in the event of an accident. 

Proper Airbag Deployment

Airbags are an essential part of your automobile and will protect you from plummeting out through the windshield in a bad accident. However, a windshield with severe cracks in it is not structurally sound and may interfere with how airbags deploy on impact. 

Structural Integrity

If your windshield is cracked or compromised in any way, then it will compromise the strength of your car’s roof. A sound windshield will protect you in case of a rollover accident, while a cracked windshield will shatter, allowing the roof to cave in. 

Weather Protection

An important job of a windshield is keeping out the elements. Cracks and chips can split in no time, causing rain and heat to get in and compromise your car’s upholstery and electronics. 

Call Glass on the Move today at (510) 338-4791 if you need auto glass repair or replacement services. Don’t wait until it’s too late—call our convenient mobile repair service today! 

 

 

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