Do you Have a Crack in Your Windshield
Perhaps you saw a small chip in your windshield and forgot about it until you see a crack that goes across the side. Or you hop into your car one morning on the way to work and you have to you see a crack that goes across your line of vision. It is a nuisance that no one wants to deal with.
Windshield cracks can occur when any airborne object of some substance collides with the windshield. If you have a crack on your windshield that is longer than an inch, it is time to get it repaired. Not only is it ugly to look at, but damage to your windshield can be a major safety concern. Cracks can impact the structural integrity of your windshield, particularly if you were in a traffic accident.
Windshield cracks can happen over time or in an instant. Most cracks come from a small chip near your windshield’s edge. As you continue to drive with a chip, water, heat and debris can put pressure on it, eventually turning it into a larger crack.
There is also a chance that a small crack can have an additional hairline crack branching off from the original chip. It is often difficult to see this with the naked eye, but it could lead to serious issues later. A professional windshield repair company can analyze the crack and has the knowledge and tools to fix the problem permanently.
Once a chip turns into a crack, the speed at which it grows increases significantly, so it is important to see a specialist quickly if you do not want to replace your entire windshield unit. In some cases — depending upon the size and depth of the crack, a full windshield replacement may be necessary, but most often, however, windshield cracks can be repaired, preserving the structural integrity of your automobile.
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