Stop neglecting your Vehicle windshield cracks, it may cost you your life!
Windshield cracks are usually caused by flying rocks and other airborne debris. It’s easy to ignore a small crack. And, trust me, getting a ticket for it is not the worst thing that can happen when driving with a cracked windshield. Well, experts disagree because they know the dangers of driving with a damaged windshield is dangerous and you are putting not only your life at risk but other road users too.
Don’t take that small crack on your windshield for granted! Get it repaired as soon as possible by professionals like Eagle Glass because and rest assured that the job is done right. What people forget is that the windshield is one of the most important parts of your car’s exterior and if it not repaired properly it can decrease visibility which again can put you, your passengers and the life of other road users in jeopardy.
Repairing or Replacing a Windshield?
To replace or not to replace… Generally, chips and cracks can be repaired, but it depends on the size, depth, type and the location of the damage…
Qualified repair technicians must evaluate a number of factors before deciding whether your windshield needs to be repaired or replaced.
Size and depth of the windshield crack or chip:
Any shop should be able to repair a chip that is about one inch and even longer cracks up to about three inches. Traditionally, any crack that is larger than a R100 note could not be repaired back then, size was clearly a huge factor in making a determination of whether a windshield needs a repair or replacement.
But new technology is making it possible to repair wider chips and longer cracks, Eagle Glass is able to repair cracks of up to 18 inches long, thanks to new technology.
Type of windshield damage:
There are many different types of windshield cracks, some can be repaired easier than others. This is why you need to take your car in or call the experts to come to you and asses the crack or chip so that they can give you feedback on what can be done for your windshield.
Location of the damage:
Where the crack or chip is located is also important, especially if it is in your line of sight. If your windshield has a crack or a chip in your immediate view of the road, you should call a mobile glass replacement company that offers smash and grab windshield repair services.
Unfortunately, there aren’t always ways to fix chipped windshields…
Here is a list of damages that cannot be repaired:
• Damage on the inside of the windshield
• Damage on both layers of the windshield glass
• Edge cracks and chips
• Complex multiple cracks
• Long cracks (longer than a R100 note)
Quality is very important when it comes to having your windshield repaired or replaced. You cannot settle for second best! Contact Eagle Glass today if you need to replace your windshield!