Cracked or chipped windshields are more dangerous than many people think. Every year, 15 million windshields are replaced in the U.S, contributing 600 million pounds of glass into landfills across the nation. As one of the most reputable windshield replacement companies in Bucks County, PA, we help hundreds of drivers maintain vehicle safety every year.
Below, our qualified windshield technicians explain the steps to take after your windshield is damaged.
Don’t Ignore a Crack or Chip
When you notice a crack or chip in your windshield, however tiny it may appear, it will worsen over time if you simply ignore the damage. Potholes, speed bumps and cold weather can cause small cracks to become larger and even completely shatter the windshield.
By catching the damaged early enough, it may be possible to just repair, instead of replace, the full windshield. Applying a bonding product such as epoxy resin can give the crack a moisture-tight seal that stops the damaged area from spreading.
Purchase a Windshield Repair Kit
Almost every automotive store will stock windshield repair kits. Kits contain small adapters and substances, such as the aforementioned epoxy resin, that can be applied to the cracked areas. You also can use a drill to bore a small hole through the very top layer of the glass so that the resin can be applied inside.
Stay Out of Direct Sunlight
Try and keep your vehicle out of the sunlight after you notice a damaged windshield. Weather increases pressure on the car windshield. If you are forced to park in the sun, buy a windshield protector and avoid parking under trees that may drop debris and inflict additional damage to the car windshield.
Remember, You Could Face a Fine!
If law enforcement officers think that the damaged area of your windshield is affecting your view of the road, they can serve you with a fixed penalty notice and remove three points from your driving license. Alternatively, if you are involved in an accident with a damaged windshield, the penalties could be far more severe.
Give us a Call
The sooner you get professional windshield repair or replacement services, the better. By calling a professional and getting the damage sorted out, you can avoid all additional damage, costs and penalties.
We offer mobile auto glass replacement in Burlington County and the surrounding areas. Call us at 609-526-3278 now or click here to contact us online.