Having a cracked, scratched, or damaged windshield can present real safety hazards for you and your passengers when driving. Not only does the damage impair the function of helping to protect you from allergens, dust particles, bugs, and more while on the road, but it also makes your car look less visually appealing. To help ensure that all of these issues are taken care of quickly and efficiently for maximum safety benefits, it’s important to keep an eye out for signs that could signal it might be time to have a windshield replacement performed. Read on to learn what some of these signs may include!
One of the most obvious signs that indicate it might be time for a windshield replacement is when you notice cracks or chips in the glass itself. If these defects become too large and/or deep, they can significantly impair the structural integrity of your car’s windshield. This could potentially put you and other drivers on the road at risk in the event of an accident or if objects were to hit your vehicle from outside sources.
Be sure to keep an eye out for any small imperfections so that they can be addressed before they grow into bigger issues. Even if the damage appears minor, a small chip can quickly become a large crack due to the various conditions that your vehicle may be exposed to: heat, cold and vibration. A cracked or chipped windshield can hinder visibility and lead to serious safety issues if left unaddressed for too long.
If you find yourself needing to get a new windshield, timing is key! Generally speaking, it’s best to have a windshield replaced during milder seasons such as spring and fall when the weather is cooler. During summer months, hotter temperatures can cause windshields to expand and contract quickly, leading to a less secure fit than if it were installed during milder temperatures.
It’s also important to keep in mind that car window glass needs time to “cure” after installation in order for the adhesive bonds between the glass and frame of your vehicle to be as strong as possible- something that may not happen in extremely hot or cold temperatures.
Another essential factor to consider when deciding when to get a windshield replacement is the age of your vehicle. If you own an older car, it’s important to replace the windshield sooner rather than later because the adhesive used for securing glass can weaken over time and cause more extensive damage if left unchecked.
Overall, there is no perfect time to replace your windshield; you should take into consideration all factors, such as weather, temperature, and the age of the vehicle, in order to make sure that your new windshield will last for many years without having any issues. With proper care and maintenance, you can trust that your new windshield will remain in excellent condition for a long time. So if your windshield is cracked, it’s best to act fast and contact us as soon as possible at Kolex Collision Center. A support team member can help you schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure your new windshield is installed correctly so you can get back on the road safely. Contact us today to get started. We provide a lifetime warranty for our services!