2 Reasons to Get Your Damaged Windshield Looked at ASAP

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2 Reasons to Get Your Damaged Windshield Looked at ASAP

11 June 2021
 Categories: , Blog

When the glass in your car's windshield is damaged, you might not think that you need to get it repaired or replaced immediately, especially if the damage is relatively minor. But there are a lot of reasons why you should get your windshield evaluated as soon as possible. The person doing the evaluation will be able to tell you if you need to have the windshield repaired or replaced. As soon as the service tech looking at your car tells you what they think should happen to your windshield, you can make the decision as to what you need to do. There are a few reasons why you should have it replaced or repaired as quickly as possible. 


One reason to get your windshield taken care of as soon as possible is that any damage to it can limit your visibility, which makes it less safe for you to drive. A crack or ding can cause the glass to slightly distort or can end up causing things to be blocked, depending on the size of the crack. Your visibility can also be compromised because moisture can get into the crack. That can cause some fogging, which will make it harder for you to see. 

Additional Damage

Leaving the damage in your windshield without getting it repaired can leave your windshield at risk for further damage. There are several ways that additional damage can happen. One is that the moisture that can get into the cracks can cause the layers of the laminated glass that makes up your windshield to separate. That will further impact your visibility and cause the crack to expand. The crack can also expand by water freezing and melting in the crack. When water freezes, it expands. This makes it spread out and expand the crack, which will let more water get into it and the cycle will continue. The smaller damage that was first there might have been able to be repaired easily, but the additional damage might mean that the windshield has to be replaced altogether instead of just being repaired. That would be a more expensive repair. 

If you have damage to your windshield, you need to make sure that you get it evaluated as soon as possible. That evaluation will let you know what you need to do about your windshield. You need to make sure that you get any repairs down as soon as possible, for several reasons. 

For more information about auto glass services in your area, contact a company such as Omaha Glass Co. to learn more.