When you have a slew of company vehicles and countless drivers, a small crack or chip on one of the windshields can easily go unattended. One of your drivers might think that a minor crack won’t affect the overall window, but it can soon turn into a more significant issue.
To keep your company vehicles in top condition, you should know how to take care of them. The following preventive measures will help protect your vehicles and the safety of your employees while they are out on the job.
In a rocky climate like the Nevada area, rocks on and around the roads are just as common as the deserts that surround them. Just as common in a city that is populated with infrastructure, are work trucks heading towards and leaving construction sites.
The windshield is also the most common place on a vehicle to find a crack or chip because it is the part of the vehicle that acts as a support system. A tiny rock chip that hits your windshield on the way to a job site might seem too small to pay attention to, but it shouldn’t be. As soon as you hear a thump sound hit the windshield, you need to take action. Once a windshield is exposed to a chip, the chip can grow with the buildup of dirt and debris resulting in a costly replacement.
You can prevent your company vehicles from getting cracks and chips by not driving behind dump trucks or other heavy-duty construction trucks. Also, check weather reports before heading out to a job to steer clear of potential storms where hail or other debris is expected. When possible, park company vehicles in parking garages or away from high-impact areas like busy streets. To keep yourself and passengers safe, have a crack or chip checked out after the first sign of impact.
Stop the crack right in its track and get it checked out immediately. The window glass, if faced with any form of impact, it is likely to break, resulting in an expensive repair and potential injuries to the passengers.
If a crack has formed, reframe from using your windshield wipers. Passing the wipers over a crack or chip can cause more dirt and debris to embed inside the crack.
Finally, you should leave your vehicle repair to the professionals. At Team Acme, our experts will examine your windshield and tell you which repair will be best for your vehicle. If a replacement is needed, we will walk you through the process. We also offer a chip warranty on our repair jobs to make sure our customers are always satisfied with the results. To get more information about how to get started on your windshield repair, contact Team Acme today.