Imagine this: You are driving along, when suddenly, you hear a thud against your windshield. You look over and see a chip or crack left behind by the rock that seems to have smacked right into your windshield. When this happens, you know that you need to get your windshield repaired, but you may not realize just how quickly it should be done and why. Here are some of the reasons why auto glass repair should be done in a timely manner.
Vibration Can Cause a Crack to Spread
If you have a chip or crack in your windshield, you may not be in a huge hurry to have it fixed. However, vibrations can cause a crack in your windshield to grow. Unfortunately, when you drive, your windshield is subject to a lot of vibration. The engine shaking gives off a minor vibration, but hitting speed bumps and pot holes can create a large vibration. Any of these items can cause a small crack to quickly grow. When a crack grows, it can be harder to repair, or in some cases, may make your windshield beyond repair.
Heat or Cold Can Cause a Crack or Chip to Grow
When it is hot or cold outside, your glass windshield expands and contracts. Glass in good condition can withstand this expansion and contraction without any problems. However, if there is a crack or chip in your windshield, it can expand as glass expands or contracts. Once again, this can make the problem harder, more time consuming and more expensive to repair. Or it could result in your windshield needing to be replaced, when a repair would have sufficed if you had repaired it in a timely manner.
A Crack Can Weaken the Windshield
The last reason you want to have windshield repair done quickly is because the windshield plays an important role in keeping you safe in the event of an accident. The windshield supports the weight of the roof and helps prevent you from being thrown from the car in an accident. If the windshield is cracked or chipped, it may shatter more easily in an accident, which can impact your safety. Repairing it quickly, helps to keep you safe while you are driving.
If you are need of rock chip repair in Minneapolis, St. Paul or Twin Cities, contact Only 1 Auto Glass. We specialize in auto glass repair and auto glass replacement. We will come to you, making repair or replacement fast, easy and convenient. Don't want for the chip or crack to grow. Get your auto glass rock damage repaired today.