Do you have a cracked or chipped windshield? Don’t wait to get it repaired! This always changing Arkansas weather can take a real toll on your auto glass if you wait too long to get it fixed. Below are a few reasons why you should stay on top of your windshield damage this winter season and what you want to look for when getting it repaired.
You should be cautious about warming up your windshield quickly after a night of freezing temperatures. If a frozen windshield is hit with hot air, it can crack due to the sudden temperature change. This can happen especially quickly if your windshield already has a chip or crack.
Your windshield is important to your vehicle’s structural integrity. It can help protect the people in your vehicle during an accident, especially a rollover. When small chips or cracks are left alone, they can grow and threaten your windshield’s structural integrity. Also, if your windshield is not properly glued and set into place, it can pop out of place during an accident, which can cause more harm to the people in your vehicle.
Get chips repaired before they turn into cracks and get cracks repaired before they spread. Cracks will grow during cold weather, leaving you at risk should you be in an accident. According to the Motor Industry Research Association, windshield chips were likely to spread 80 percent of the time once the temperature dropped to 14 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Even if the temperature remained at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, glass chips spread 60 percent of the time and progress to more serious cracks.
Lucky for you, Discount Auto Glass is here to help! The best solution if you have a pre-existing chip or crack is to call us to get it fixed immediately before more permanent damage sets in on your auto glass. This can ultimately save you time, money, and an unnecessary headache.
Taking these precautions during this winter season can help ensure the safety of yourself and your vehicle. Remember, if you can’t make it to a Discount Auto Glass location, an experienced and trusted Discount Auto Glass professional can come to you. The best part about that is we do not charge anything extra for the visit.