Should I Drive With A Cracked Windshield?

Should I Drive With A Cracked Windshield?

From small cracks all the way to chips and breaks, although cracked windshields aren’t a dangerous, they are a surefire way of getting you a ticket from police officers. Getting a cracked windshield repaired or replaced can be a long process, especially during the summer season where small cracks lead to big ones for most people.

Most people often keep on driving with a cracked windshield, and apart from a ticket, there are two hazards that they face;

Less Protection

The whole purpose of a sturdy windshield is to ensure that you are protected from outside debris, i.e., small rocks and dust. Should something big come your way, the windshield breaks, but stays in one piece to make sure it doesn’t come in and onto you.

A cracked windshield loses much of it sturdiness because of that crack, thus making you more vulnerable to hazards.

Decreased Visibility

This goes without saying but a crack in your windshield is bound to reduce visibility because of the large crack in front of you. Furthermore, moisture, dirt, and windshield washer fluid seep into the glass from that crack and end up sticking to the lamination keeping the two layers together. This ends up ‘fogging’ the windshield, and therefore decreasing visibility further.

Repairing Cracked Windshields

Driving with a cracked windshield is a terrible idea, but getting in line at the repair shop might feel even worse. After all, more windshields crack in the summer than in the winter. If you have a crack or even a chip in your windshield, you shouldn’t wait.

Just give us a call today not to book and appointment and come our way, but to let us come to you! You’ll tell us a convenient time, and we’ll come to you and repair or replace a cracked windshield.