To most people, their car’s windshield means nothing more than a piece of glass fitted for purposes of ornamentation. Few really stop to think of its significance. Yet, the unchanging truth is that a windshield is perhaps the most important component of a car in terms of safety. It not only renders structural integrity to it but also protects the passengers, especially those sitting in the front from external impacts.
And since it is on the front line, a windshield is the most prone to chips and cracks. And once damage has occurred, people often start worrying about the cost of windshield replacement. This is due to several myths related to windshield replacement that are freely circulating among the masses. Here, we attempt to debunk the most common myths associated with windshield repair and replacement –
A Small Ding or Chip Won’t Hurt
It is often believed that a small chip in the windshield is nothing to worry about as it appears to be a negligible defect to the naked eye. But looks are more often than not, deceptive. A chip actually weakens your windshield ultimately causing it to fall apart completely. Most chips can be repaired and do not necessarily require windshield replacement; however, if left unrepaired, a chip can escalate over time until windshield replacement becomes the only viable option. Different chips spread differently which is why it is best to consult a professional to determine the course of action that needs to be taken.
Moreover, it is important to remember here that only small chips (at most two) can be repaired. To repair windshield crack is not possible and warrants windshield replacement.
Self-Help is the Way to Go
People are often under the impression that a DIY repair kit from an auto shop is enough to fix a chipped windshield. This is often done to save money but in the long run, this will cost you more as many such attempts of installing a new windshield glass or repairing the windshield crack on your own can end up making the problem worse. It’s always beneficial for you to contact a professional. A certified technician can properly assess whether your windshield requires a simple repair or a windshield replacement, and then ensure that the job is done in accordance with the best standards while adhering to safety measures. They have the required knowledge which is required to get replacement jobs done properly. If you decide to do the replacement job yourself, you are at risk of installing the window improperly or repairing the windshield crack unsuccessfully which can be dangerous when you are driving. Hence, putting your faith in a professional team is the ideal decision.
All Windshield Damages Warrant Replacement
This could be considered a partial myth. People are always under the notion that if there is any kind of damage to the windshield, then a windshield replacement is a mandate. While it may be true in some cases, there are those where windshield replacement is redundant and a wastage of money. For instance – minor chips in the windshield can be repaired provided the damage is restricted to the outer layer of the glass and the auto glass has suffered at most two chips. Anything beyond that calls for windshield replacement. A professional can easily assess your windshield glass and can inform you about the right course of action that should be taken.
Windshield Replacement is a Costly Affair
Getting a windshield replaced will cost you money but not as much as you think. Most people are under the impression that a windshield replacement will cost a lot which is why they don’t take the necessary measures. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, your auto insurance may even pay a part of it depending on the damage. Plus, to think of it, the cost of windshield replacement can never be weighed against your safety or the safety of your loved ones. So don’t shy away from a windshield replacement just because you are worried about the cost.
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Driving Around with a Damaged Windshield is Okay
If the windshield of your car is damaged or even has a chip in it, driving becomes incredibly dangerous. A damaged windshield limits your vision, negatively affects your driving and is unsafe for you as well as other drivers. A damaged windshield, notwithstanding the severity of the damage will not be able to hold up or endure an accident like a normal windshield can. If your car has been in an accident, it is advisable to get your windshield checked even if it appears to be okay to your naked eye. The impact of the accident can weaken the glass and loosen the supporting frame. In such a situation, a windshield replacement might be required; otherwise, it can further cause safety issues and set you up for another accident.
Windshield replacement or even a simple repair should be done by highly trained professionals who are certified, know what the best tools and equipment are, and can be expected to be around if further problems arise.
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