Causes of Windshield Damage
It’s a fact that most of us hate to admit, but windshield damages are quite rampant. It only takes a simple rock thrown by a passing vehicle to shatter your windshield. It also only takes a few seconds for a minor chip to spread and turn into a huge crack. And as bad as it can be, the aftermath can be even worse. Windshield damages are one of the most common causes of automobile repair and maintenance costs. The causes of windshield damage could be storms, rocks hitting the windshield from a passing vehicle or just normal usage. The best way to avoid windshield damage is to keep it in good condition by performing simple maintenance procedures. Having a clear vision is one of the most important aspects of driving safely.
Why is There Windshield Damage?
Windshield damage is one of the most frequently asked questions that we get from customers. People are often confused as to why they would have an issue with their windshield after an accident when there wasn’t a scratch on the car. The answer is simple. Windshields are made of laminated glass. The front and back layers are glass, but the middle layer is special plastic. If the windshield isn’t damaged in the accident, the front and back glass layers might be, but the layer of plastic will keep them together. If the glass breaks, it can be replaced, but the whole windshield will have to be replaced if the plastic layer is cracked or broken. The plastic layer is that important. The key to stopping windshield damage from cracks or fractures is to get the vehicle to a repair shop as soon as possible. If a crack goes too long, it can spread and get worse.
What Can a Windshield Damage Cost You?
The most common cause of windshield damage is a chip. A chip is a fairly small crack in the glass. It can be caused by a flying rock or a piece of debris. Chips can cause cracks to grow. If a rock or debris is caught between your windshield and a frame (like a car door), it can also cause chipping. They’re not going to ruin your windshield and will not be that expensive to fix. A crack is a lot more serious and will be a lot more expensive. Cracks are hairline cracks. They’re not going to be easy to fix, and they can quickly get worse if they’re not taken care of. A crack can get big if you let it. It can spread and cause your windshield to shatter.
Potential causes of windshield damage
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of windshield damage. With the increasing number of cars on the road and the number of traffic accidents, there is a likelihood of encountering a car with a cracked windshield. The worst part is that it’s costly to repair and very dangerous for the driver and the passengers.