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
Your car windshield plays a vital role in ensuring your safety while on the road, which is why it pays to keep it well maintained and protected. This important part of your car is under constant punishment from flying debris, pounding rain and wind pressure, which could sometimes cause unavoidable problems such as stress cracks. If you notice any deep cracking, you should have a repair expert perform a windshield replacement so as to protect your car's structural integrity and preserve your line of view.
Some windshield problems can however be prevented by quickly carrying out repairs or caring for your car better. Here are 2 simple tips on how to prevent or mitigate windshield problems.
Prevent small cracks from spreading
When your windshield develops a tiny chip scratch, the ideal course of action would be to take it for immediate repairs. However, this may not always be viable due to financial or time constrains, leading to the possibility of the crack developing into a larger, irreparable one.
If you are unable to have an emerging crack or chip repaired immediately, there are several preventive steps you can take to prevent the problem from growing. For cracks away from your line of sight, a simple improvisation such as placing clear plastic tape over the damaged area could help keep out dust and other debris that would complicate subsequent repairs.
In addition, avoid rapid temperature variations that could cause cracks to grow, so be careful not to blast the windshield with your defroster on the high setting or park under direct sunlight. Also, remember not to jolt the windshield by slamming your doors, using too much bass on your stereo or hitting speed bumps on high speed until the damage can finally be repaired.
Use car scratch removal kits
There are numerous car scratch removers that can help get rid of small swirl marks, scratches and hazing at home. These kits, however, usually have a limited scope of the damage they can repair. Typically, the ideal damage to remove/repair is shallow, new cracking that has not yet started to spread and that isn't in your direct line of view.
Old scratches should not be repaired at home, as they are most likely already filled with dirt, and any attempt at DIY repairs would leave the glass blurry. Equally, if a scratch or chip can be clearly felt if you insert your fingernail, it is probably too deep to fix with a scratch repair kit, and should be left to the experts.Share