Are you dealing with a cracked windshield? Even the smallest of objects can cause a glass fracture that’s more than just a scratch. Some drivers put off having their windshield serviced. However, there are important reasons for taking action.
Some car owners aren’t aware or cognizant of the structural function served by their automobile’s windshield. That clear component provides support for the pillars and roof of your vehicle. If its integrity is compromised by a crack or hole, it may pose risks beyond the glass itself.
Vulnerability to Impact
When your car’s windshield is already damaged, it’ll likely perform weaker in a crash scenario. Most windshields are actually two glass panels with a resin binding them together. When everything is complete, the resin helps to keep the glass in place if broken, but when damage is already present, the outcome from impact is less predictable.
Temperature Takes an Additional Toll
Extremes in heat or cold cause contraction and expansion that could turn even a chip into a bigger problem. That’s why it’s a good idea to repair even small abrasions as soon as you become aware of them.
There are many important reasons to address cracks, chips and holes in your car’s windshield. To learn more about the services offered by Glass Works of South Sound, call 253-840-8266.