As strong as the glass is, our vehicle’s windshields are prone to problems. Not only can they crack, but that crack can easily be the cause of an auto accident if it interferes with your visual field. Some states actually have laws against driving with a cracked windshield and a driver can be ticketed for not repairing it. Your auto glass specialist is aware of the problems that can be posed with inadequate glass.
It is recommended that your vehicles glass be inspected from time to time. A trained specialist will closely inspect all the windows on your automobile. They know which nicks pose the greatest threat of becoming major problems later on. An imperfection so small that it is barely visible, can become a disaster if left uncared for.
Just how does something as strong as car windows become so susceptible to damage? Surprisingly, the frontal window in your car bears nearly seventy percent of the weight of your car’s roof. The stress this windshield has to bear is extremely high. Add to that stress the high speed of driving on freeways, and often even tempered glass will shatter under the strain. Auto glass specialists know what serious accidents can result due to minute problems.
Windshields also offer protection for the people in the vehicle. As its name implies, people are protected from the wind. It is the wind, especially at high speeds, that carries things like dirt, bugs, and even small pebbles. It has been known that another vehicle can kick up a large piece of stone. Some large vehicles that are carrying a load of some kind can have a piece break off and hit the windshield of your car.
Any disturbance to the frontal glass in your car can cause a severe disturbance of visual clarity. All windows in your vehicle need to kept clear at all times. This is your assurance of a clear visual field that adds to your safety.
The age of your vehicle is no guarantee against problems. If you have a small crack or chip, make an appointment to visit your auto glass specialist. Have a small problem repaired before it becomes a life threatening matter. You may be advised that it is best to have your windshield replaced. There are those who find this suggestion foolish in light of the minimal problem that has been pointed out to you. Keep in mind that replacing a windshield today, could save a life tomorrow.
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