You’re casually driving to work and all of a sudden a rock kicks up from the vehicle in front of you, hitting your windshield and causing it to crack. What do you do next? Do you ignore the crack? With changes in temperature, the crack will grow larger and once you mix in dirt and moisture, the crack in your windshield is going to spread further. Once they they interfere with your field of vision when driving, a cracked windshield can become extremely dangerous.
Dangers of Having a Cracked Windshield
- Greater risk of rollover injury. Your windshield helps hold up your roof and in the case of a rollover, the roof of your car is more likely to collapse.
- Greater risk of front-end collision danger. If you have a cracked windshield and are in a front-end collision, the windshield glass is more likely to shatter and fly around inside of the car, causing injury.
- Ineffective windshield deployment. The windshield in a car helps push the deployed airbag towards the occupants of the vehicle and with a cracked windshield, this force is minimal, causing the windshield to ineffectively deploy.
Should I Repair or Replace the Windshield?
Chips and small cracks can often be repaired but without proper repair of any small nicks, scratches, and cracks, you ultimately might need to replace your entire windshield. Large cracks are also a safety concern so repairing your windshield as soon as possible is ideal.
To schedule you auto glass repair or replacement, contact our team at AllStar Windshield Centers today at (800) 900-1505.