Most people don’t realize this, but windshields play an integral role in making a car safer. For instance, 45 percent of the structural support of the cabin is provided by the windshield, which proves to be integral in the event of a front-end collision.
This is why one needs to be extra mindful of the myths surrounding windshield damage and repair. You don’t want to be flying out of a broken windshield in an accident just because Uncle Joe once told you that driving around with a damaged windshield is nobig deal.
So, here are a few windshield-related myths you can totally ignore.
Myth # 1: Small Cracks and Chips Are Okay
All damage is different, and some minor damage may not even be in your line of vision, which is why you probably think it’s okay to ignore it. But here’s the thing. Minor damage doesn’t always stay that way. Things like temperature fluctuations, vibrations, and other factors can expand those small cracks and chips to make them worse, eventually compromising the overall integrity of the windshield.
So, it’s a good idea to have them repaired early on with perhaps a simple resin injection as opposed to a costly replacement in the future.
Myth #2: There’s No Insurance for Windshield Damage
This myth has its roots in all the misinformation out there. All kinds of windshield damage are different, and so is every insurance company and its policies regarding it. No two cases will be absolutely identical, so it’s important to get in touch with your insurance provider and have them sort out claims and coverage based on your insurance policy and the damage in question.
Ideally, you should contact the insurance provider even before you visit the auto glass repair workshop.
Myth 3: You’re All Set with A Windshield DIY Kit
Nowadays, the windshield DIY kits available in the market are impressive, with scraping tools, curing strips, resin epoxy, and pretty much everything one would need for repairs. When used correctly, these kits are incredible.
That being said, windshield repairs are a highly specialized business, and the job may look easy but requires precision and in case of certain complex repairs, experience and technique.
By using a DIY kit inefficiently, you may end up causing more damage than you began with.
If all these myths have made you confused and you’re no longer sure about what to believe, it’s time to put your trust in a reliable auto glass services provider like us.
Our professional and certified experts can inspect and give you an honest suggestion about your windshield damage and the repairs required
We also provide mobile windshield replacement services in case you can’t drive over to the shop.
Get in touch with us right away to learn more about our services.