Leave the Old Behind
Most vehicles today come equipped with laminate or all-glass windshields, which are more durable and safer than traditional glass. However, laminate and all-glass windshields aren’t exactly impervious to damage. If your windshields have cracks large enough to reach the laminate, they will no longer be safe to drive with, which means they must be replaced immediately! Here are some signs you should have your windshield replaced:
Even the smallest dent can grow as the glass shatters into smaller pieces and become embedded between your windshield and the glass. Dents, whether large or small, will cause the glass to fracture when a car is in motion, which makes the windshield dangerous to be behind the wheel. If you notice a dent in your windshield, it’s best to have it replaced immediately before any further damage occurs.
If your windshield is made up of laminate, you’ll need to schedule a windshield replacement if any of the laminate shatters or cracks. Laminate windshields are constructed using a thin layer of vinyl bonded to the glass, which means that if the vinyl layers separate and crack, your windshield will have a hard time keeping pace with the highway. Laminate windshields are constructed in such a way that they can withstand a great deal of stress and pressure, but laminate windshield cracks are too much to withstand. If your windshield is made of laminate, you should have it replaced right away.
Some windshield cracks are microscopic, while others are as large as a couple of inches. If you experience a crack that is that size, it’s best to have your windshields inspected to make sure there isn’t any danger to the driver and passengers. Small cracks in your windshield can grow into much larger ones if left unattended, so you’d want to have them repaired as soon as possible.
If you live around Humble, TX area and you notice any of these signs in your windshield, or if you’re not sure if you should schedule a windshield replacement or a windshield repair, you should call NXT Auto Glass first at (713) 527-2112.