You’re rolling down the highway blasting the tunes when you suddenly notice there’s a crack on your windshield.
“What the heck? That wasn’t there before…” you tell yourself, “must’ve happened last night during the hail storm”.
You might consider shrugging your shoulders at it and telling yourself that you’ll deal with it later, even you know in the back of your mind… you should replace the windshield immediately.
If you’re still weighing out whether it’s worth it to act, consider these 4 signs below that it’s time to get a new windshield.
4 Signs It’s Time for a New Windshield
Whether the crack is the size of a penny or the length of your arm, here are 4 signs you should replace your car’s windshield ASAP!
If It’s Interfering with Your View of the Road
This is a tell-tale sign that you should get your windshield replaced. In fact, if this first “sign” fits your situation, stop reading this and call the number at the conclusion of this article.
A crack in your windshield will force you to move around it to see certain things happening on the road… which could lead to a lack of split-second decision making and result in a crash.
If you think it’s bothering your sight now, guess what… it’s only going to get worse until you fix it!
If Windshield Repair Didn’t Fix It
If you took your car to get a chip on the windshield repaired and it didn’t work, that means there’s a bigger problem involved.
This is also a sign that the crack in your windshield is about to get a whole lot bigger if not dealt with soon.
Better to look into your auto insurance and what kind of coverage you have on replacing a windshield now rather than on the side of the highway.
If You Have an Upcoming Vehicle Inspection
Believe it or not, even a tiny chip or two in your windshield can cause you to fail the vehicle inspection entirely.
If that shocks you, think of it this way: a cracked windshield is a danger to yourself as well as every car around you while you’re driving, the inspector MUST dock you for safety purposes.
If you want to risk having to take the inspection all over again, so be it… but you’ve been warned!
If Your Windshield Is Hazy
The glass in the windshield of cars are wrapped with a plastic coating that stops broken glass from flying off and cutting you and your passengers, should it break.
The more serious that your windshield’s crack is, the more you’ll notice a hazy circle around it, which is the plastic working overtime to hold the broken glass in place.
Call an Expert Today!
No more delaying the inevitable: stop risking your safety and start the process of getting a new windshield today!
Your windshield may not be the only part of your vehicle that received damage from a hailstorm. Be sure to read this article on 5 ways to remove small dents from your car.
For more information and questions, please reach out by phone at 720-909-3368.