- Posted by agency-it
- On November 28, 2017
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While a small crack or chip in a windshield may not seem like much other than a minor imperfection, it can cause significant damage to a vehicle and even risk a driver’s life, as well as those of other drivers on the road, if not taken care of in time.
Repairing something as small as a chip or crack can seem silly, but it’s well worth it. When left alone, small windshield damages can cause more problems, such as:
One tiny nick, while it may not seem like it, has the potential to create a windshield crack. Even a small chip can expand to a large crack that can quickly weaken the entire windshield, putting you and your car in danger. A windshield at full strength can shift pressure from an impact to the outside of the car. Even a tiny chip or crack can decrease its strength and make you more vulnerable during a crash.
Even a small spot can be a blind spot. It may only block a little portion of your entire field of vision, but even that can be enough to prevent you from seeing a pedestrian or cyclist. A small spot also can distract a driver’s gaze, keeping their eyes away from the road. This is especially true for novice drivers.
If there is any damage to a windshield, big or small, its integrity is compromised, meaning it could collapse under multiple conditions, not just an accident. Phoenix weather varies and presents lots of possible dangers to windshields. With the extremes of hot summers and cold winters, a windshield experiences a lot of stress.
Dust & Particles
The longer a chip or crack is left without repair, the more dust and other particles that accumulate inside of it. That not only makes the chip or crack more of a distraction, it also makes it harder to repair. The more dust and particles that accumulates, the greater the damages and the higher chance of having to replace the windshield entirely.
All of these circumstances can be fixed with windshield replacement or windshield repair. To ensure your safety, have your windshield inspected and replaced or repaired by a professional at ProLite Auto Glass. Not only do we ensure excellent service, but we also offer a lifetime warranty on auto glass and accept all insurances.
ProLite Auto Glass also provides free mobile services for when you need a windshield repair or replacement but can’t make it to the shop. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to make sure that your windshield is good as new!