One of the first things many people notice when looking at a vehicle is the windshield. It is one of the basic components of any car or truck and it must be in perfect condition. A small chip or crack is not just unsightly, it can be dangerous for those inside the vehicle whether they are the passengers or the driver.
Damaged windshields make it easier for the driver to get into an accident because they cannot see clearly. Imagine driving along the road and your windshield caves in on your because it a crack caused it to lose its integrity. Impaired views of the road make collisions with other drivers more likely. This means not only do you cause harm to yourself, but also others. This is dangerous, and means windshields should be high on your focus list for things to fix on your car. Windshields also have the important job of holding up the roof of a vehicle. In the event of a rollover accident, a damaged windshield will not support the roof as it needs to.
Retaining Windshield Safety
It is not uncommon to experience cracks or chips in windshields following a long road trip or an everyday trip down the highway. Small rocks or pebbles can nick the windshield. It is important to have these small nicks inspected. They can often be repaired but if they are significantly large, the entire windshield must be repaired.
Never cut corners on a windshield replacement. You are investing in your safety. Even if a small repair is all that is needed, it should be done thoroughly and with care.
If you are unsure whether you need a replacement or a repair, contact First Class Auto Glass. They can let you know which is best for your safety and for your budget.