Top reasons why you shouldn't postpone a windshield replacement

It’s very common to forget about perceived small issues with your auto glass thinking it won’t cause consequences. Drivers don’t pay that much attention to small chips or cracks on their windshields because they think they aren’t a threat. It’s never a good idea to postpone your windshield replacement – the longer you take, the more issues and expenses you may incur.

At Y & L Auto Glass, our main concern is your safety. That’s why this post is intended to help drivers learn why they shouldn’t postpone a windshield replacement.

Windshield replacement

The windshield crack or chip can grow larger when you wait to perform a windshield replacement and may result in more expenses.  Keep in mind that when driving, you can encounter debris flying around and a compromised windshield won’t resist the same impact as one in good conditions. This is quite dangerous, so make sure you get the windshield replacement done in a timely manner.

Car accidents – The least thing that a driver wants is to crash, but it’s possible and the little crack or chip that you didn’t pay attention to can be dangerous during a car accident, even when it’s a little crash. 

If you postpone the auto glass replacement, you end up compromising your and your loved ones’ safety. A windshield with a chip or a crack won’t provide a reliable hold, leading to the front frame of the car breaking down quite easily. It’s true that the driver will be more prone to suffering major injuries, but the passengers can suffer an injury as well. 

Another important reason why you shouldn’t postpone a windshield replacement is that if you suffer a crash, the airbags are automatically deployed. Airbags rely on the windshield’s strength as they need to press against the same to create a safe pressure. If your windshield isn’t in the best conditions, there’s nothing to keep you in place. In such instances, drivers can fall through the windshield and get hurt.

Visibility – Even small chips or cracks can become a distraction while you’re driving. They can decrease visibility and will compromise your safety, it can be worse when it’s the rainy season. 

Peace of mind

It’s a fact that drivers tend to forget about minor chips but it’s also a fact that thinking about them can be a little overwhelming. 

We encourage you to contact us if you have auto glass that you need to care for. It won’t take more than 1 hour to replace your windshield/auto glass and for your convenience, we provide mobile service. 

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