Here at Auto Glass Fitters, we’re proud to offer a range of auto glass services and windshield replacement services in Akron and surrounding areas. We recommend to customers old and new to replace their windshield in the springtime as a priority if it is chipped or damaged.
Our expert team of auto glass mechanics has compiled the reasons why in the text below so it can be used as a reference point.
Chipped or Cracked Windshield?
With winter behind us and spring brightening up the roads, many of us are spring cleaning our vehicles and houses, readying them for the summer months ahead. Winter months are brutal and bring snow, ice, and freezing temperatures to our cars.
Winter also brings sludge, rocks, and salt onto our roads, making it the most hazardous season for windshield damage. Tree limbs can fall onto vehicles under the weight of ice and snow, and strong winds can bring debris into our paths as we try and navigate the winter landscape.
Why a Cracked Windshield is Hazardous:
Small cracks and chips can turn into massive and potentially fatal problems for drivers. It’s easy to notice a chip and shrug it off as minor damage to a vehicle, but the truth is, with fluctuations in temperature brought from the changing seasons, cracks can quickly worsen, and the longer they are left, the more they can cost to repair.
Also, a crack in your windshield that is in the driver’s line of vision can get you a ticket. It’s illegal to drive with a cracked windshield as is poses a danger to yourself, your family, and other motorists on the road.
Replace or Repair?
Repairing your windshield is faster, easier, and a cost-effective way to avoid replacing the whole screen. However, the ability to repair a windshield depends on the location, size, and severity of the chip or crack. If the crack is equal or smaller than a quarter, then it’s likely to be eligible for repair rather than replacement.