When you’re driving around the Las Vegas area, it’s not uncommon to see people with cracked or severely damaged windshields. While you might not think this is a big deal, driving around with a damaged windshield is extremely dangerous and it’s something that should be taken care of immediately.
Driving Around with a Severely Damaged Windshield Could Be Illegal
Federal regulations mandate that the center of the windshield is free of damage. A single line crack can extend into this area, but it cannot intersect with another crack. Multiple, intersecting windshield cracks always require windshield replacement and are deemed illegal by the federal government.
Cracked Windshields Are Dangerous
While you may be ok to drive for a short time with a cracked windshield, there’s no doubt that a crack causes your windshield to weaken, which can cause major problems in the event of an accident, or some other scenario where something strikes your windshield. If you have a cracked windshield and your airbags deploy, the windshield is more likely to shatter on impact, which may send shards of glass flying your way resulting in bodily harm.
A cracked windshield can also drastically impair your vision, even if the crack is only on the passenger side of the car. You never know when a windshield crack is going to grow and it could leave you in a situation where your vision is severely impaired while your traveling at a high speed, which could ultimately spell disaster.
A Windshield Replacement Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive
Many people put off windshield replacement because they’re worried about the cost. The reality is that many times, your car insurance will cover a windshield replacement with little or no out-of-pocket expense. No matter the cost, there’s no reason to put off something that could cause you harm. By working with a reputable auto glass repair facility like Team Acme, you can be back behind the wheel with a brand-new windshield in just a few hours.
Team Acme Your Las Vegas Based Auto Glass Repair Experts
Team Acme is conveniently located in Henderson, Nevada. We’re the only AGRSS certified auto glass repair shop serving the entire Las Vegas valley. Aside from our wide selection of auto glass repair and windshield replacement services, we also offer window tinting, custom designed vehicle wraps as well as printing of all types of wall graphics, stickers, banners, t-shirts and more.
Don’t make the mistake of waiting until it’s too late to repair your windshield. The longer you wait, the more damage will occur, which will only cause your auto glass repair quote to go up.
For more information on any of our services, including windshield replacement, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of auto glass experts today by phone at 702-566-8326 or submit our online form and we’ll respond with a free quote. We look forward to hearing you from you.