Why Replacing a Damaged Windshield is Important?

damaged windshield

You’re out for a nice, relaxing drive when all of a sudden, CRACK! A damaged windshield is a serious problem; don’t put off dealing with it.

A chipped or cracked windshield can present a variety of hazards to drivers. It might be tempting to put off repairing or replacing a damaged windshield, but this negligence could lead to severe consequences. A cracked windshield puts you at higher risk during collisions. The crack significantly weakens the windshield; an un-damaged windshield is an essential structural component of your car. When your vehicle is in a crash, the windscreen directs the impact into the frame, helping to avoid injuries. A cracked windshield is also much more prone to shattering during even a minor collision. A damaged windscreen can even interfere with the proper deployment of airbags, providing an alternative route for the pressure to escape, instead of providing a cushion for the driver or passengers.

Proactively handling a damaged windshield can save you money

When your windshield is chipped or cracked, the windshield is unlikely to improve in condition on its own. Any faults in your glass will only expand and accelerate over time. Chips that would have been a quick and inexpensive fix can quickly lead to a full car windshield replacement situation. Whenever there’s a pressure on your windscreen, the chip or crack is slowing expanding. Highway driving is one source of that pressure, and visiting car washes or large swings in temperature provide even higher pressure. Larger vehicles are likely to undergo even greater forces and require more expensive truck windshield replacement or RV windshield replacement if the problem isn’t addressed quickly.

We’re here to help you with your windshield maintenance needs

At High-Tech Auto Glass, we have over 15 years of experience handling windshield repair. We can help you keep a chip or crack from becoming a more expensive full replacement. Our certified technicians have the tools and the knowledge to properly repair a windshield, keeping you safe, and keeping your money in your pocket. Many insurance providers cover rock chip repairs, and we can provide direct billing. Call 480-702-2888 to see how we can help you today.