Clear visibility is arguably the most important thing that every driver needs to stay safe while driving. Your auto glass, above all, should allow for unobstructed visibility of your surroundings. Damaged, dirty, or otherwise compromised auto glass can keep you from seeing the road clearly– making your drive unsafe for you, your passengers, and others on the road.
How does my windshield affect my safety while driving?
Obviously, in order to be fully aware of your surroundings, it’s important to be able to clearly see everything around your vehicle.
This might be easier said than done if you’re dealing with chips or cracks in your auto glass. Even a small chip or crack in the windshield could obstruct a pedestrian, road sign, or potential hazard.
Beyond that, a chipped or cracked windshield or car window is more likely to shatter upon impact. In addition to providing you with the necessary visibility while driving, your windshield plays an important structural role for your vehicle– so a cracked windshield that shatters upon impact could have major safety ramifications for you and your passengers.
Why is my auto glass important for my car’s resale value?
The overall aesthetics of your vehicle are not as important as driver and passenger safety while operating the vehicle– but they are very important if you’re trying to resell it!
Cracked or damaged windows and windshields can diminish the aesthetic value of your car, which decreases its resale value.
On the other hand, having flawless, well-maintained, and clean windows and windshields can help to improve the overall appearance of your vehicle.
Even if you aren’t planning on selling your car anytime soon, keeping windshield glass clean and in good repair just makes your car look a lot better– allowing you to take some pride in its appearance!
How does getting my windshield fixed fast help keep me safe?
A small chip or crack in your windshield might not seem like a big deal– in comparison to something like a flat tire, a crack in the windshield is something that could theoretically be left for another day.
However, a crack in your windshield means that the glass has been compromised– and it’s not as strong as it once was. In the event of rapid temperature fluctuation, excessive road vibration, or any additional impact, an already-cracked windshield can cause the damage to spread or even allow the windshield to completely shatter.
In order to avoid potential safety risks, we’d recommend making it a priority to get your windshield fixed as soon as you notice any damage to it.
Where should I go to get my windshield fixed?
Because of the crucial role that the windshield plays in driver safety, it’s probably not a great idea to try and “DIY” the job.
Instead, visit an experienced and licensed auto glass repair and replacement company. Expert glass technicians (like the ones here at Fast Glass Service) have the knowledge and experience to quickly assess the extent of the damage to your auto glass and determine the best solution.
Plus, an experienced auto glass technician will use high-quality materials that meet industry standards and will stand the test of time on your vehicle.
If you’ve noticed a chip or crack in your auto glass, now’s the time to get it fixed– before it turns into a bigger problem. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment with our expert glass techs!