Almost all car owners take some level of pride in their vehicles. The way your car looks is important, which is often reason enough to take windshield repair and replacement seriously. But there are other reasons. A stray rock or minor accident can leave your windshield chipped or cracked. When the damage is minor enough, it may be tempting to postpone or avoid auto windshield and glass repair. This is not, however, a prudent plan. If your windshield has been damaged, regardless of severity, you should have it examined by a home and auto glass specialist as soon as possible. Here are several reasons why windshield repair and replacement is so important.
Protection from Debris
One of the most important functions of your windshield is to protect you and your passengers from debris. An already damaged windshield will be less affective against larger items.
It’s important to realize that your windshield accounts for about 30% of your vehicle’s structural strength. Driving when you need windshield repair or replacement is dangerous, because your car roof could collapse easier during an accident.
Windshields also impact airbag deployment. You should always discuss the condition of your windshield with an auto glass professional to ensure your airbags will function properly.
Need Windshield Repair or Replacement in Lakewood?
Has your vehicle’s windshield been damaged? Don’t assume a minor chip or crack doesn’t need professional attention. Your windshield is important for keeping you and your passengers safe. Bring your car to Lakewood City Glass & Upholstery today to have a glass specialist examine it. Visit our website for more information about our company and the many glass services we offer, including residential window replacements. Do you need an appointment for windshield repair or replacement? Call (253) 201–1136 today to speak with one of our highly-trained and experienced glass specialists.
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