With springtime rapidly approaching and the gloom of winter soon to disappear, it is almost time for road trips and outdoor adventures. But with the change in weather, pesky potholes seem to develop out of nowhere. The combination of traffic, moisture, temperature, rock salt, and time has the ability to do quite the number on our beloved streets–and vehicles. With temperatures hovering around freezing can lead to freeze/thaw, freeze/thaw cycles that seep into the pavement to cause cracks and damage below the surface. It doesn’t take long for these weak spots to be made worse by traffic–over time, resulting in potholes.
Depending on the size and severity of a pothole, it can cause an assortment of damages to your vehicle. This damage can range from a flat tire to throwing off your vehicle’s alignment. All with varying costs. One tragedy very near and dear to our hearts though is the damage it can cause to your windshield. Going into springtime with a small crack, especially one that’s easily-repaired, often leads its way to a much more costly windshield replacement with the help of your neighborhood craters.
Driving With a Cracked Windshield
While wanting to save your time and hard-earned money, we also care about your safety. Driving with a cracked windshield can subject passengers to a significantly higher risk of injury in the event of an accident. Structurally weakened, a cracked windshield is less likely to withstand a rollover accident, can increase the risk of a frontal ejection, and can result in ineffective airbag deployment.
Cracked Windshield Repair
With that in mind, we highly recommend visiting an auto glass specialist in your area to get quick and affordable repair before hitting the road this spring for your outdoor adventures. It’s true what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When repairing a small crack or chip, service is often completed in less than an hour at a fraction of the cost of a new windshield. While varying amongst insurance providers, this service is usually covered by companies as it is considered preventative care.
Protect your wallet and your body. Don’t wait until spring to get that pesky crack repaired.