When and Why You Should Repair Your Windscreen
Safety is one of the most important factors when it comes to your vehicle. Among other components, your windscreen and your auto glass make up some of the most important parts of your car that help keep passengers safe.
Many car owners may not notice minor damage to their windscreen, or they may think that small cracks or chips won’t have a serious effect on their vehicle. Unfortunately, damage to your windscreen is far from just aesthetically unappealing, but it can also be dangerous. If your auto glass is in need of evaluation or repair, then bring it in to Best Windscreen for affordable servicing.
How Does Your Windscreen Get Damaged?
There are many things that can cause damage to your windscreen and auto glass, such as your environment and the current season. If you live in an area that has a lot of ongoing construction you may find your windscreen more prone to damage due to the increased amount of debris on the road. Often times, small stones or other debris can strike your windscreen causing chips or cracks that go largely unnoticed until the problem is much too large to fix. When small damages can be identified and repaired right away, it will prevent the need for costly full windscreen replacement.
Why Do Cracks Spread?
Cracks usually start out as chips on your windscreen which can spread if they are not fixed as soon as possible. There are many reasons that cracks can start to spread, such as regular resin wear and tear, or due to environmental influence.
A windscreen is made to withstand contact from debris and other objects. However, when there are chips on the windscreen, its integrity becomes weaker than normal. When your auto glass is susceptible to damage, even small contact with debris can cause it to crack or break.
Your windscreen is made of three layers which also allow it to expand or contract according to the surrounding temperatures. When there are chips in the auto glass, this process can cause new cracks or it can cause existing cracks to expand to other parts of your windscreen.
Wind, storms, excessive rain and other harsh weather can lodge debris in your windscreen that will create or exacerbate cracks. In these instances, you can cover any existing cracks or chips with tape temporarily until you can bring your car in for repair.
Regular driving can also cause the cracks in your windscreen to spread. Each time you roll over a rough patch, pothole or speed bump, your glass vibrates. The same happens when you close your car door and your car trunk. These vibrations travel through the glass and can cause the cracks that already exist on your windscreen to spread.
When You Should Bring Your Car in for Repair
If you are facing any of these situations, then it’s best to bring your car into our shop for immediate evaluation and repair. Weather can change in the blink of an eye and you can encounter debris on the road at any time, so why put yourself at risk? Give Best Windscreen a call at 0800 2425 505 today to schedule your auto glass repair now!