Not only are there traffic laws about operating a vehicle with obstructed windshield vision, that small fissure can spread requiring windshield replacement. When it comes to windshield replacement, people tend to wait until the last minute. This is a bad idea because a compromised windshield can have serious consequences. It’s designed to break a specific way to reduce the chances of injury during a crash.
This is wonderful if you’re involved in a crash, but not if it happens while you’re driving down the road because you didn’t replace your windshield when you had the chance. It’s possible you don’t know your windshield needs replaced, so if you notice any of these signs, get it taken care of right away before something bad happens.
Your Window Repair Didn’t Work
When you have small cracks in your windshield, you can have it repaired. This costs significantly less than replacing the windshield, but it doesn’t always work.
If you notice the crack coming back or if it gets worse following the repair, then it needs to be replaced. Don’t bother trying to repair it again. If it didn’t work the first time, then it won’t work again. It’ll keep coming back or get worse until it shatters or gets bad enough to block your vision. Window repairs aren’t guaranteed to work. If it fails, replacement is your best option.
You Installed the New Windshield Incorrectly
It’s understandable that you want to avoid higher costs, so decided to install the new windshield yourself rather than get a professional. While replacing a windshield isn’t necessarily difficult it is precise work.
If it’s installed incorrectly, then pressure changes can cause cracks and breaks in the windshield soon after installation. Have professionals like Multi-Glass of Texas LLC install them right the first time. You’ll end up saving money because you don’t have to install it twice or risk cracking the new windshield.
Cracks and Chips Mean Windshield Replacement
Your windshield takes a lot of abuse. It’s constantly being pelted by small rocks, insects, rain and snow year after year. This can eventually take its toll and lead to cracks and chips in the windshield. The biggest issues with cracks and chips are visual impairment and the continual spread. A small crack or chip may seem like no big deal, but as it’s a weak point in the windshield.
As it takes more punishment, the crack can spread across the windshield. This compromises its protection even more and increases visual impairment. If you notice cracks and chips spreading or if they cause difficulty seeing, then get your windshield replaced.
Your Windshield has White Haze at the Edges
This is a subtle issue, but a pretty big one for your windshield. The windshield is treated with a certain type of plastic that causes the windshield to break into small round pieces during a crash. This limits the possibility of injury.
A white haze at the edges means the plastic is separating from the windshield. It can cause the windshield to break with small sharp shards instead of round ones like it’s supposed to during impact. Don’t risk it and get the windshield replaced.
Don’t Wait to Replace Your Windshield
Your windshield is a major part of your car’s defensive capabilities. It protects from the elements and during a car accident. If its protection is compromised it can have devastating effects, therefore a proper windshield replacement is a must. If you want to learn more about what your windshield does, then explore our site.