Dangers of having a cracked windshield


Windshields are a crucial element of cars. These protect the driver and passengers from serious injuries during a car accident. Being aware of your windshield status is important. 

Even though windshields are made of laminated glass, which is a pretty resistant material, these can still get damaged. Some of the most common causes of windshield damages are: 

Debris, flying rocks, or weather elements such as hurricanes turn into unfortunate accidents.

At Y & L Auto Glass, we care about your safety, and today we want you to be aware of the dangers of having a cracked windshield. 

Historically, driving with a small crack or chip hasn’t been considered dangerous, but a damaged auto glass should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent more damages.

Now, let’s learn what the dangers of having a cracked windshield are:

Vehicle Structural Integrity, a cracked windshield compromises your car’s structural integrity. The windshield glass provides roof support – if a car is involved in a rollover accident, without a strong windshield, the vehicle’s roof will be easily crushed.  This is one of the most critical functions that a car windshield performs, a life-saving function.

Decreased visibility

A cracked windshield decreases visibility if located on the line-of-sight and can hinder your driving. Needless to say, driving with hindered vision can increase your risk of getting into a collision. Cracks also tend to reflect sunlight, causing a blinding glare which is very dangerous.

Shattering Glass

Laminated glass is designed to keep the glass pieces from going everywhere when breakage occurs. This material is safe: it won’t shatter into sharp shards, unlike regular glass. However, this only holds for windshields that have no prior damage (in perfect condition). If you’re driving with a cracked windshield and an accident happens, the glass will shatter, causing severe injuries to the driver and passengers. 

Your vehicle auto glasses are security elements – you should have the best safety glass installed. Poor quality materials are never recommended; we encourage you to check all your auto glasses before driving to avoid any inconveniences. 

Y & L Auto Glass windshield replacement

Since the windshield is an important part of your vehicle’s structural integrity, having it fixed correctly by professionals is a priority. At Y & L Auto Glass, a windshield replacement takes about 40 minutes. We’ll arrive at your location at the most convenient time for you. 

Let us help you by getting the job done in a timely manner so you can go back safely on the road again!

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As a people-first company, the health and safety of our associates and customers is always top of mind. Like many of you, we have been closely following the news and navigating these uncharted waters since first learning of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure that our customers and our people remain safe and healthy. We are closely following guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the spread of the virus.

Here are just a few of the tactics we are taking to protect our customers and associates:

  • We’ve increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing our technicians’ vehicles, our shops and our office locations.
  • We are providing access to sanitizing wipes and alcohol gel wherever possible.
  • Technicians are greeting customers from a social distance with a smile instead of a handshake.
  • As always, we encourage our associates to wash their hands frequently, refrain from touching their faces and to stay home if they aren’t feeling well.
  • If associates have recently traveled to a high-risk area of the world or been exposed to someone who has, we are asking them to self-quarantine for 14 days, as recommended by the CDC.
  • We have instituted strict international and domestic travel policies and postponed large in-person meetings.
  • We continue to update our associates across the country on procedures to help stop the spread of germs.

We know that many of you need service or have already scheduled an appointment with us. If you need our help or need to make changes, we are happy to provide assistance. You Can schedule your appointment or change your appointment on YLAUTOGLASS.COM

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