A cracked windshield is dangerous on so many levels. For one thing, a crack that is so small you may not even notice it is still dangerous. Even the simplest things can cause problems that will grow into larger, more dangerous situations. For example, a rock, a twig, or a piece of gravel can fly up, smack against your windshield, and leave a small chip. You may not even notice the chip, but now there is a weak point in your windshield. Over time, stressors like wind, dust storms, snow, hail and rain will continue to weaken the auto glass at the chipped point. That leaves you vulnerable to larger accidents.
In order to stay safe, your best bet is to perform regular inspections of your auto glass just to make sure that you haven’t missed anything. The second you do find something of questionable safety, bring it in for inspection by auto glass professionals who you know you can trust. Team Acme, based in Henderson near Las Vegas, Nevada, has seen and repaired our fair share of cracked windshields in our day. Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons to be intelligent about the risks of this.
Simple chips and cracks can be repaired relatively quickly (perhaps even in a matter of hours), but the longer you wait, the more likely it becomes that you will have to do a whole replacement, which tends to be a much larger cost. This gets you back on the road faster, which is an important factor in any form of auto repair.
Think about it. When you are driving behind the wheel of your car, you have your seatbelt, and every other safety mechanism such as your air bags to protect you. But what keeps off the rain? What keeps off the hail? What keeps the wind and dust out of your eyes? You’re looking right through one of your best friends when it comes to auto glass safety. Windshields are multi-layered structures, often with a UV-protectant sheet or tint included. That means the windshield protects you from burning sun rays as well.
Auto glass is an indispensable part of safety for you as a driver, people in your passenger seat, and your passengers in the back seats as well. Don’t let a bad chip become worse than it needs to be. Get in touch with Team Acme if you have any questions about affordable, effective, and top-of-the-line standards for your windshield. You simply would not want to settle for substandard options. Contact us online, where you can see pictures of our repair and replacement work or call up Team Acme with this number: (702) 566-8326 to get all of your questions answered.