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Driving with a cracked windshield is more dangerous than you might think. And while it is common to have a cracked windshield, you don’t want to put it off. In fact, look to your own legislature. Many states require you to have a windshield that is free of cracks in order to be able to register your vehicle.
Your windshield provides safety when you are in a crash. If you have a head on collision, you want to make sure that your windshield is intact. Why? It may not keep objects inside the vehicle, but the windshield’s job in a crash is more unseen to the naked eye. A windshield helps move the force of the accident to the chassis. This helps disburse the effect of the crash and protect the people inside the vehicle.
Your windshield also helps protect you in the case of a roll-over accident. It is part of the vehicle’s structural integrity. It’s there to do more than just keep the rain and wind out. It helps keep the roof from caving in and squashing you during an accident. A crack can lessen the overall strength of the windshield. If the roof of the vehicle is crushed, serious injury is more likely to occur.
And if that all wasn’t scary enough, it gets worse. Your windshield is necessary to make sure that your airbag inflates the right way, in the right position. If you windshield is already cracked and breaks during the collision, that could result in the airbag inflating over the hood (out where the windshield should have been) instead of in front of you. This would not give you the protection that you need during a crash.
So that little chip seems like a bigger deal now doesn’t it? It’s important to get your rock chips repaired so they don’t turn into a crack. And get cracks repaired or your windshield replaced if they grow to be a certain size or in the driver’s line of sight. Keep yourself and your family safe! Drive safe with a safe windshield.
Don’t wait! Come on down and let the professionals at Auto Glass Brokers access your windshield repair damage! If you are in need of quick, easy windshield repair call or contact Auto Glass Brokers today!