While getting dings, chips, and cracks in your windshield are common, you may not have heard the term “sandblasted” before. A sandblasted windshield is what happens when small sand particles continually come into contact with your windshield. While these sand particles aren’t large enough to cause serious damage, they can create minuscule holes in the glass. There is only so much you can do to protect your windshield from debris on the road, but you can help your windshield from becoming sandblasted again.
How Does This Happen?
If you find yourself asking how your windshield got like this in the first place, the answer is likely going to be because you drive too close to the people in front of you. When you tailgate, road debris like rocks, dirt, and sand are sent into the air by tires and go crashing into your windshield. The more you tailgate and the closer you get to other drivers, the more damage your windshield will sustain. Keeping a safe distance from others on the road is your best chance at minimizing auto glass damage from dirt and sand particles.
Why Should I Get My Windshield Fixed?
While sandblasting alone isn’t enough to destroy your windshield, it can weaken it immensely and make it much more susceptible to cracks and chips. A rock simply needs to be spit out from a random vehicle and shot at your windshield to cause some real issues with your sandblasted auto glass. If you bring your windshield in for repair, the technicians at AllStar Windshield Centers can remove the damage and pits left behind from sandblast damage and get you back on the road safely.
If the damage we’ve described sounds like something your windshield is suffering from, come into your nearest auto glass center and we’ll get your windshield back in top shape. We look forward to seeing you!