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The Biggest Threats to Your Car's Auto Glass

Last updated 6 years ago

The windshield of a car is vulnerable to multiple different threats, so if you encounter problems with your automotive glass, the experts at Glass on the Move are here to help. We can perform all kinds of auto glass repair, so let’s take a look at some of the most common threats to your windshield and the repairs they usually necessitate:

  • Projectiles

Some of the more common threats to a windshield’s integrity are flying projectiles like rocks, which are sent airborne by the high-speed rotation of tires. Pellets and pieces of the road usually cause chips in a windshield when they collide with the glass at high speed. While these chips might not seem highly urgent, they can weaken the surface of the glass, which can cause fragmentation in the event of a crash. Chip repair is generally performed by cleaning out the damaged area and re-bonding it with a special resin. 

  • Temperature Extremes

When glass is cold, it becomes more brittle and susceptible to cracking. In the winter when temperatures are low, be sure to defrost your glass properly, because chipping away at a windshield full of ice can lead to long sweeping cracks in your glass. Instead, try warming it with your defroster. Once the ice is slightly melted and the windshield isn’t as cold, de-icing the glass will be easier and less likely to cause damage. 

  • Environmental Factors

Another threat to a windshield that many drivers don’t take into account is the environment of the vehicle. Natural phenomena like hail and falling tree branches can harm your vehicle’s windshield. An easy way to mitigate these risks is to store the vehicle inside of a garage or outdoors under an awning or carport.

Glass on the Move is in the business of repairing automotive glass using the latest technology and best-quality materials. When you need to repair your windshield or window glass, call us at (510) 338-4791 and schedule an appointment.  




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