Your windshield is a very important part of your vehicle. If you have a windshield that you can’t properly see out of, the road can be a dangerous place for you and others driving. You need to make sure your windshield is in the best condition for your safety and that of other people on the road. Knowing the signs that tell you it is time for a windshield replacement is a great place to start. Here are 3 signs that will let you know when it is time to replace your windshield.
- Cracks in your windshield are the most obvious sign it is time for a windshield replacement. Cracks, chips, or scratches can hinder your ability to see. There are times when you have to make quick decisions on the road, and a crack can distort what you are trying to see, which can be distracting and may result in a dangerous situation. You may think one simple crack isn’t a big deal, but it comes with a lot of risks. You should never let your vision on the road be compromised.
- Winter can do some damage to your windshield. Snow and ice buildup can affect your windshield along with the quick temperature change from turning up your heater in the car. If you already had cracks or chips in your windshield before winter hit, the temperature fluctuation can widen those chips and cracks to expand along the entirety of your windshield. This will compromise your windshield’s integrity.
- Pitting is a common issue and can slowly deteriorate the strength of your vehicle’s windshield. Pitting is caused by driving too close to a car in front of you and catching the flying rocks or debris catapulted behind their car. It can also be caused by sand and dust. Those elements will wear down the windshield little by little in scattered patches; those patches will catch the light while you are driving and cause momentary blindness. Making sure you keep your distance from cars in front of you will help avoid this problem.
Keep an eye out for these signs and any others that might have you wondering if it is time to get your windshield replaced. Call us today at All Glass and set up an appointment for your windshield replacement.