Did you know that hot temperatures can actually cause chips to widen and cracks to spread on your windshield? With hotter months ahead of us, it’s the perfect time to learn about some ways you can protect your auto glass this spring and summer. Let’s dive in!
Get Auto Glass Repaired or Replaced As Soon As Possible
When you notice a chip or crack in your windshield, it’s best to take care of it quickly before it becomes even more of a driving hazard. The scorching heat of the sun can cause your glass to expand, allowing that small crack to become a big one. Chips can be repaired sometimes, but only if they’re fixed before they have the opportunity to widen in the heat. Play it safe and get your auto glass taken care of as soon as you have the opportunity to.
Park in the Shade
This may seem like common knowledge, but it really is important. Parking in the shade or using a windshield sun protector can make a world of difference when it comes to protecting your car from heat damage. It’ll also keep your vehicle cooler so you aren’t as uncomfortable when you get in. You should consider purchasing seat covers to protect your leather seats if you have them – this reduces the risk of your leather cracking.
Keep a Safe Distance
As always, make sure that you’re leaving plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you at all times. Debris, such as rocks, can easily be thrown up and hit your windshield, causing chips or cracks. You should leave more space than normal between you and the vehicle in front of you if it’s a large truck or carrying loose materials.
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