Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Why You Should Not Delay Windshield Repair for Your Safety on the Road

Having a chip or crack on your windshield is a hassle. While it can be something negligible, especially if it’s just small in size, it could also be very disruptive and risky, particularly if the cracks have ‘crawled’ wide across the rest of the windshield.
Most car owners, however, are not all that inclined to immediately take their car for windshield repair, if it’s just a minor case. They usually do not act upon it until such time that the crack on the windshield is already affecting its aesthetics or, more importantly, their driving.
What Causes Cracks on the Windshield?
The modern windshield is actually made of laminated safety glass. This kind of windshield features two curved sheets of glass, which are inserted with a plastic layer in between to prevent friction. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2p1SqsU

Thursday, March 2, 2017

If Your Windshield is Cracked, Windshield Replacement Should be Prioritized

British Columbia has had its share of extremely cold weather over the past years, and some of its biggest victims are automobiles. In recent snowstorms, customers have flocked to auto shops and glass repair service centers because of their badly-damaged vehicles. Hail, sudden drops in temperature, and falling branches are only some of the pet peeves of car owners who often find cracks or breaks on their windshields.

Other Causes of Windshield Damage

Aside from the inconveniences that the cold can bring, there are other factors that can damage your windshield. Falling rocks or flying pieces of road gravel on the highway can cause minute cracks, which can vary in shape, depth, and diameter.

The damaged portion may just affect the top layer of your windshield, or it may be deep enough to get between the layers of glass. In some cases, water can seep through cracks and cause structural weakness, and the glass eventually breaks. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2lGigOB