If you have at least one kid in your house, there is a good chance that you have experienced at least one broken window in the past - if not, there is probably one in your future. Do you know what to do if a window or glass door is broken in your home? How you clean it up, who replaces it and how you handle the entire situation will all have an impact on the outcome. My site contains tips for dealing with a broken window or glass door in your home. Hopefully, you will be able to learn from my many experiences and avoid the mistakes that I have made.
When you notice that there is a crack in your windshield, you may think nothing of it. However, it is something that you should have fixed as soon as possible. There are several reasons that you should get your windshield repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
The biggest reason that you should get your windshield replaced as soon as possible is that it is part of your car's safety features. The foundation of your car's safety features is its frame. The way that the frame is constructed and put together gives the car its sturdiness and lets it crumple in a way that will that wil save you from damage. Your windshield helps to tie everything together and make it stronger. Any crack in the windshield weakens your windshield, which weakens the entire safety structure of your car. If you are in an accident that could cause you to fly forward, a damaged windshield could break easier and fling you through the windshield.
Some cities and states have laws about driving cars that have certain kinds of damage because they are unsafe. Your state may also require your car to undergo a yearly inspection to make sure that your car is still roadworthy. A damaged windshield could make it so that your car doesn't pass the inspection. It can also be a reason for a police officer to pull you over and give you a ticket. Depending on your state, that ticket could start to be expensive. Since your insurance may pay for your window to repaired or replaced so you aren't out of pocket, a ticket can be more expensive than getting your window fixed in the first place.
Another reason to get the damage repaired or your windshield replaced is that any little gap will give further damage a place to start. For example, a little chip can let water into the windshield. That water can get in between the layers of glass and cause the lamination to start failing. It can also cause further damage if it's cold because of the freeze/thaw cycle. Water expands when it freezes. So, when water gets into a crack and freezes, it starts to make the crack bigger. When the ice thaws, either from the exterior temperature warming up or your defroster, the water gets further into the cracks, and so on and so forth.
If you have a damaged windshield, you should have it replaced or repaired as soon as possible.Share
2 August 2017