Cracks in your Windshield
At Three Rivers Auto Glass, we care about your safety. We have been in the auto glass business in Pittsburgh for over 40 years and we understand the way it used to be and how it is today. We want to be your go-to place for auto glass repair. That is why we want you to know the facts about your vehicles’ windshield, including what to do about cracks in your windshield.
What do you do if there is a tiny crack in your windshield, just a little guy, less than an inch? On the other hand, what do you do if the crack had gotten away from you and is making its way across the length of your windshield? We have the answers. You call Three Rivers Auto Glass for service but first, read this article for some quick tips to determine what to do in the meantime.
First, you need to determine the size of the crack as insinuated above. This is important. If the crack is more than 12 inches long or your windshield is chipped and the chip is smaller than a quarter, the repair can be done without replacing the windshield. If you continue to drive your vehicle with a chip or crack larger than the quarter size or 12 inches, be aware that the windshield integrity has most likely been compromised and that your safety can be at risk! It is important to get it fixed immediately. If you are going to drive your vehicle to be repaired, be sure the crack does not interfere with your view through the windshield. Many auto glass repair shops with come to you; Three Rivers Auto Glass has seven locations in the Pittsburgh area so we can be at your place of business or home quickly!
Protecting the crack against heat and dirt will help to prevent further cracking. Place a piece of clear tape over the point of impact to prevent dirt from getting into the crack, being sure not to obstruct your view. Park in the shade or a garage. Extreme temperatures can cause further damage to the windshield. Also, prevent jolting of your windshield by not slamming doors; the extra pressure may cause the crack to spread. If possible, avoid washing your car because water will possibly spread the crack further.
Do not let an auto glass repair shop repair a chip that is larger than a quarter of fix a crack that is longer than 12 inches. The windshield must be replaced in these circumstances. Trust Three Rivers Auto Glass to get this job done for you efficiently.
Whatever your need in auto glass repair, we are here to help you and your family stay safe. Contact Three Rivers Auto Glass today for your windshield replacement or repair needs. Don’t wait! That tiny crack will spread and a simple repair will turn into an entire windshield repair soon! We are here to serve.