Insurance journals report that wind shields are one of the top insurance claims in the United States. One of the most common reasons for windshield replacement is minor edge cracks around the perimeter of the windshield, known to be the weakest area of the glass.
Cracks are Distracting & Dangerous
A minor crack in the windshield places the entire vehicle’s structural integrity at risk. This can lead to injuries and be even more serious, remember that the windshield is also supporting the roof of your car. Your car roof has a higher risk of collapse upon an impact.
A crack in your windshield that is in line of your eye also distracts your attention from the road. Not only can it draw attention away from the road, but also cause sunlight from shining awkwardly in the eye. A larger crack can even obstruct your view causing lapses to notice a …
Windshields are specifically made to provide additional support to vehicles and also to take on the stress of highway travel, however, damage does unavoidably happen. Windshields are made up of two glass layers that sandwich an inner layer of safety glass. The inner layer is known as lamination, holds the broken outer layer in cases of accidents. That’s why windshields crack after it’s hit by an object instead of breaking apart in many situations.
Do I have to replace my windshield or can it be repaired?
Repairing or replacing windshields in Victoria BC will be subject to the severity, location, and size of the damage. Most windshield repair shops are capable of repairing minor cracks and rock chips up to 3 inches. Anything that’s bigger will most likely require replacement.
The area of the damage is also significant in knowing the fate of your windshield. Cracks on the edge of …