So…Does Your Windshield Actually Need Replaced?
This simple question may seem like a simple one to most, but I can guarantee you, it is not. In general, most states have laws that govern the condition a vehicle’s windshield must be in to operate it safely. While it may seem like an obvious subject, unfortunately there are those who don’t realize when enough is enough. I am sure you have seen the car going down the highway that had a windshield so badly busted you wondered how they managed to see the road in front of them. Clearly not everyone realizes when it is time to seek a professional like Charlotte’s Auto Glass Pro Shop to replace or repair their windshield.
The most common factor in busted and cracked windshields are basic road hazards. The bird that doesn’t fly out of the way in time, the rock that kicks up from a truck tire doing 70 mph down the interstate; each of these things are pretty much impossible to avoid. However, they can both cause serious and massive amounts of damage to your vehicle’s windshield. Any time the damage to your windshield is not able to be completely covered with a quarter, it is more than likely time to replace it. In some instances a long crack can be repaired by a highly skilled windshield repair technician, but for the most part most long cracks are more economical and feasible to just go ahead and replace. If you are still unsure of whether or not your windshield is in need of replacement, don’t hesitate to give Auto Glass Pro Shop a call and speak to one of our knowledgeable representatives.
Even though a windshield replacement can very likely be a bother and cost you a good deal of money, it is important to remember that this one part on your vehicle is responsible for a great deal of the overall strength of your roof and sides during a collision. You and your passengers will be much safer with a properly installed windshield without any type of damage whatsoever. It can cause serious visibility issues depending on the size and extent of the damage and impair the driver’s ability to safely operate the motor vehicle. If the damage is directly in your line of sight it is imperative that you speak with an auto glass or windshield replacement company as soon as possible to ensure you are driving safely and legally.