21 Sep When you Need to Replace Your Windshield
Every driver should know that repairing or replacing your windshield is not a matter of convenience, but a matter of safety. In fact, most people are unaware of the important roles the windshield plays in the support of a car’s cabin, and that a damaged windshield can affect the structural integrity of the cabin, the airbags, and can invite the risk for outside debris to enter the cabin of the car. Some windshield damage can be repaired, but many need to be fully replaced to ensure that they are at maximum strength.
Auto Glass Specialists is proud to provide windshield replacement to those in the Salt Lake City area. We understand that a flawless windshield is vital to your safety on the road, so we work with quality care in mind. Our highly trained technicians average 12 years of experience. If you’re looking to have your windshield repaired today, give us a call! Otherwise, keep reading to learn about when a windshield needs replacement!
When Your Windshield Needs Replacement
It’s important to know the difference between when certain windshield damage can be repaired, versus damage that requires windshield replacement. Certain types of minor damage, like star-shaped cracks or bullseye cracks, can be repaired, allowing your windshield to retain its strength and integrity. But then other types of damage cannot be restored adequately, and thus require a full windshield replacement. Here are some of the types of damage that require full windshield replacement:
- Large cracks (over 18 inches long)
- Damage across your rain sensor
- Cracks/chips along the edge of the windshield
- “Contaminated” cracks that are filled with sediment or debris
- Damage penetrates through to the inside of the windshield
- Damage block the driver’s view of the road
The Importance of Windshield Replacement and Repair
Those with minor windshield damage often avoid repair or replacement, not seeing the purpose in fixing little cracks or rock chip damage. But it’s important to remember that the windshield is essential to the structural integrity of your car’s cabin. For example, in the event of a rollover accident, your windshield provides 60% of the structural support of the cabin, making it vital to passenger safety. A healthy windshield also protects passengers from outside debris, and enables the airbags to deploy properly in all types of collisions.
Seeking Windshield Replacement? We’ll Come to You!
If your windshield is damaged in any way, it’s important to have it repaired or replaced promptly. There’s no reason to put yourself at unnecessary risk on the road. For your convenience and safety, we’ll come to you! Just call our Salt Lake City team to set up a replacement or repair wherever your car is parked. Call us today at 385-245-9989 to schedule an appointment! You can also contact us here.