Posted on: 9 July 2021
Don't put off a windshield replacement due to the following myths. A new windshield is a must, both from a safety perspective and when it comes to your car's appearance.
Myth 1: You Can Ignore Small Chips
No windshield chip should ever be ignored. Small chips have a tendency to become larger over time, due to the stresses of driving as well as temperature fluctuations. While chips can sometimes be repaired, ignoring one until it becomes a large crack may end up necessitating a full windshield replacement. There are also safety concerns, as a chipped windshield lacks full structural integrity, and it can obscure the driver's view of the road.
Myth 2: Cracks Can't Be Repaired
Many people think only rock chips can be repaired and that any crack means that a new windshield is needed. This can be an issue if it means you put off the repair. The good news is that many smaller cracks can be repaired using the same technique as a rock chip repair. Cracks that are less than 3 inches in length, particularly those that don't pass directly in the driver's line of sight or connect to the window edge, can often be repaired so that a whole new windshield isn't necessary.
Myth 3: You Can't Replace Windshields in Winter
Don't put off fixing your auto glass because of the season. Although temperature can affect glass replacement, it is an easily avoided issue. Taking your car to the shop for replacement means that the work will be done in a temperature-controlled heated garage, so the winter cold will not affect glass installation and the initial setting of the seal. Some services will even keep the car overnight in the winter months, which is helpful if you don't have a covered place to park it while the seal finishes curing.
Myth 4: Windshield Replacement Is Time Consuming
The replacement doesn't have to take a lot of time out of your day. While you can drop off your car and wait for the replacement, which usually takes only a couple of hours, there are also mobile auto glass replacement options. The installer will come to your home or workplace and do the job. By the time you are off work or ready to leave your house, the windshield is in and you aren't out any time.
Contact a windshield replacement service if you need new glass for your car.Share