Normally the lifespan of an auto windshield is the lifetime of your vehicle. In some instances, this isn’t true. Here are a few common things to look out for that tell you it’s time to get your windshield replaced. If you notice any of these issues with your vehicle it’s important to have an auto glass specialist take a look to determine if it needs repairing or replacing.
Time for a New Replacement Windshield?
The number one reason most windshields need replacing is when your driving and rock gets kicked up from the car in front of you. Next thing you know a chip or crack appears in your windshield. As time passes that chip or crack will get bigger and also be a safety hazard.
Other things more serious like an Auto Collision can damage a windshield beyond repair requiring replacement. Even extreme weather conditions can damage Auto Glass. The size and placement of the crack or chip determine whether our auto glass technicians can repair or replace it.
If your vehicle has been in an accident and you notice afterward that your windshield is rattling there’s a good chance it became loose because of the impact of the accident. Unfortunately, this is not a quick fix as the seal will need to be completely removed. We recommend replacing your windshield at this point because it could be weak due to age.
The final example of why a windshield should be replaced is due to the fact that it has pits in the glass. These pits form over time as various pieces of the road, gravel, and other debris have hit your windshield. This will leave a little tiny pit or indent in the glass. Once a windshield has become pitted there’s a good chance that it’ll crack or even shatter. Not only does vision get impaired while driving, but the pits also are responsible for additional glare. For windshields with lots of pits, it’s best to replace them.
If your vehicle has any of the above issues there’s a chance that it needs repairing or replacing. For vehicle owners in the greater Austin Metropolis area, our auto glass company provides free mobile services to your workplace or home. Give us a call today or visit our website for a free quote and to also schedule an appointment to have your windshield fixed.