Common Causes of Back Window Damage
Your back window is as important as your windshield. It offers a 360-degree visibility of your surroundings, helping you have a safe trip. It plays an important role in protecting the car’s interior and your passengers from all the outside elements.
The back windows are made of tempered glass to protect the passengers in case any accident occurs. When broken, tempered glass shatters into tiny, blunt pieces that do not cause fatal injuries.
Let’s learn about the most common causes of back window damage
- Debris and outdoor elements: It’s a very common scenario to have debris hit your back window. Stones and other small elements can hit your car windows while you’re driving. If you think about how to avoid this, you’ll see that it’s mostly about luck. However, there is something that you can do: avoid driving near buildings or roads that are in construction.
- Temperature change: Even though auto glass is one of the strongest glass types used, nothing can resist extreme temperature changes. When sudden changes from cold to hot (or vice versa) occur, it creates pressures that can result in damage to your back window.
- A Car Accident: Even a minor car accident can apply pressure on the window to crack or shatter the glass. It doesn’t matter if it’s a side or diagonal impact, they can affect your vehicle glass. We highly recommend being careful when driving, even if there may not be a lot of traffic. Slow down at intersections to reduce the risk of accidents.
- Vandalism and break-ins frequently leave cars with damaged paint, interiors, locks, and windows. When leaving your vehicle alone for some time, always find a safe parking spot.
- Hurricanes. During natural disasters, tree branches and other heavy particles blown by winds can leave your back window or any car glass damaged. With natural disasters such as hurricanes, there are things beyond our control, but what we recommend is to not drive while an event like this is happening unless it is extremely necessary.
Auto glass repair or replacement
If you have damaged auto glass, please don’t hesitate to contact an auto glass expert immediately. At Y & L Auto Glass, we care about your safety. We arrive at your location in a timely manner to prevent the crack or chip from getting bigger and turning into a car accident. Contact us for more information!