Prevent Auto Glass Damage
Damage to auto glass means reduced security to persons sitting in the automobile and therefore, it is important to ensure that no harm comes to your glass, especially, if it is the windshield. Following are some basic tips to help you reduce risk of damage to your windshield.
- Constant inspection of your windshields: Anticipation of a problem is the best way to prevent it. In the case of car windshields, constant inspection can ensure that you are aware of any slight damage caused to it, which means that you can move for immediate repairs on detection.
- Keep your eyes open to weather changes: extreme climatic conditions can cause damage to windshields. Therefore, it is best to avoid subjecting your vehicle to such conditions. However, where avoidance is not possible, use measures that will minimize the damage or help avoid it completely. For example, where the weather is cold and there is ice on the windshield, never stab or chop it with a scrapper as this could cause cracks. Similarly, do not wash your windshield with hot water as this again makes it susceptible to cracks.
- Opt for Instant Repairs: when there is a slight damage to your windshield, do not wait but opt for quick repairs as this will stop the spread of damage and can save you from having to replace your windshield, which is definitely a more expensive option.
- Always leave a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front: this is the most important rule in ensuring safety to your windshield. You should never drive too closely behind another vehicle, especially if it is a cement or construction truck, as these vehicles have loose debris that falls on the road, one of which could hit and damage your windshield.