While the gas tank, oil level, and engine are very important aspects to take care of in your car, you also need to make sure that your auto glass is in good shape.
A cracked or broken windshield needs to be taken care of, especially if you plan on driving again soon—which you probably do!
However, when is it a good idea for auto glass replacement? It may not seem like a typical car repair issue, but it does require proper attention. Here are the following signs you should take into consideration for replacing your auto glass:
While a tiny crack on your windshield may not seem like much, it can eventually spread throughout your entire windshield. This will inevitably distort your view on the road and surroundings, making a cracked windshield a safety hazard. Additionally, the windshield is what protects you from debris and the weather outside, and a crack can deprive the windshield from this protection.
A cracked windshield can also pose a threat to you and your passengers. During a crash, the windshield acts as a buffer between the crash and the car’s occupants. When a windshield is cracked, it weakens its structure and thus is less effective during a crash.
Although you may not see the object that chipped your windshield, it may require that you replace your windshield if the chip starts to crack. A crack can vary in severity, and can either be easily repaired or may require a replacement.
If the chip starts to develop into many cracks from the source of the chip, it can easily spread throughout the entire windshield. This is known as a “spider crack”, due to its resemblance of a spider web, and can be a safety threat as mentioned before.
If you have a cracked or chipped windshield, be sure to contact consider Glass on the Move.
We have been serving the San Francisco Bay area with auto glass repair since 1979. Our technicians are certified in window replacement and repair. Offering free mobile windshield repair, we will come to your home or business and fix your window while you work. Call the experts at Glass On The Move at (510) 338-4791 or visit our website.