When your windshield gets a chip or crack in it, do you really have the time to stop what you are doing and spend an hour or two in a repair shop getting it fixed? Wouldn't it be nice if you could just call a technician for repairs and go about your day? Well, I recently found out that this is completely possible. After talking with the technician for a bit, I found out that there are several auto glass services that can be performed with your car in the parking lot at work, in your driveway at home or just about anywhere else you may need to be. To find out about these services, keep reading
All drivers know the hazards that flying rocks and debris, hail, falling tree limbs and accidents pose to their car's windshield. Less common hazards may not be something you even consider, but in some cases, awareness can save you major money and aggravation.
Poor Windshield Manufacturing
Although windshields on newer cars must adhere to strict standards, those on older cars may not measure up. The glass may be thinner and not of good quality and may break under less pressure than you would imagine. Have your mechanic or auto glass specialist inspect your windshield and see if it would be safer to have it replaced.
Drastic Temperature Changes
If the area where you live and drive is prone to extreme and sudden temperature changes, your windshield glass may pay the price. Not all areas of the glass will contract or expand at the same time, and this uneven stress can cause cracks to appear.
When a windshield is installed improperly, such as after an accident, it stands a better chance of becoming loose and vibrating. A heavy wind or simply accelerating too quickly on the highway may cause the glass to crack. An auto glass expert may be able to re-seat it, but if not, it will have to be replaced.
Changes in Pressure
Anything that causes unusual, abrupt changes in pressure on your windshield can cause cracks. If an explosion happens nearby or you are in close proximity to the air pressure changes associated with tornadoes or hurricanes, your windshield may succumb to the sudden change in air pressure.
Exposure to Sunlight
If you live in an area with intense sunlight, you need to park your car in the shade or in a garage if possible. When the sun heats your windshield glass, it also heats the materials around it, causing the outer edges of the glass to expand. Unfortunately, the middle of the windshield does not expand as quickly, so the glass is susceptible to breaking.
Some of these hazards can possibly be corrected before your windshield sustains damage or shatters. Make an appointment with a reputable auto glass repair shop for an inspection to find out if your windshield is in peril. If you already have small cracks or damage, a mobile windshield repair specialist can usually repair them in minutes for a fraction of the cost of replacing your windshield.
For more information, contact Performance Auto Glass or a similar company.Share