If you have a cracked WINDSHIELD , you may initially view it as a slight inconvenience, but in reality it’s a hazard that can put you and your passengers at risk. Cracked windshields can limit your line-of-sight or shatter unexpectedly, putting everyone around you in danger. You may also cut yourself on glass shards, while you’re washing your vehicle.
Limited Visibility – WINDSHIELD
The size of the crack in your windshield directly impacts your ability to see oncoming traffic, pedestrians and road hazards. This is true whether the crack is through the driver’s side of the car or the passenger’s side. You can miss seeing cars changing lanes, animals trying to cross the road or pedestrians crossing the street. This is especially true at night, when oncoming headlights can reflect off of windshield cracks and crevices. Being able to see through your windshield is a paramount safety concern, making it important to fix small cracks before they become big problems.
Under extreme circumstances, your cracked windshield can actually shatter or become seriously deformed, causing you a plethora of problems when you’re driving down the road. If the weather is rough or it is raining and your windshield cracks, it can further complicate the matter and make your shattered windshield harder to deal with. If you’re driving down the freeway and your windshield shatters, you’re at a high risk of getting into an accident. To avoid unexpected shattering, it’s important to get your windshield fixed before you get hurt.
Washing your vehicle is a cost-effective way to keep your car or truck looking sharp, but glass shards from a broken windshield can cause you to cut yourself, unexpectedly. Glass shards can also break off from your windshield and end-up on your floor or seats, causing an inconvenience. You don’t want your passengers to sit on glass and cut themselves, right? So, broken auto glass and windshield replacement should be a priority. Rock chip repair is also an important step in preventing glass shards from cutting your hands, while you’re cleaning your vehicle.