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Car Windshield Myths Everyone Should Know

April 7, 2020

Car Windshield Myths Everyone Should Know

Most drivers are understandably uninformed about their car windshield.  Drivers tend to take their windshield for granted as it is translucent and almost always proves reliable.  As a result, people are that much more likely to believe myths, half-truths and even some outright lies about these essential protective barriers.  Below, we shed light on the truth by exposing some of the most common car windshield myths.

Myth #1: A Small Chip Means the Entire Windshield Must be Replaced

Though there is the potential for a minor chip to necessitate windshield replacement, this is not always the case.  In some situations, repairing a minor chip as opposed to the entire windshield is possible, prudent and affordable.  Time is of the essence.  Bring your chipped windshield to our attention as soon as possible so we can determine if repair is the best option.  Some chips can be repaired fairly quickly and easily.  In general, chips smaller than the size of a quarter have the potential to be repaired.

Myth #2: Minor Windshield Chips do not Have the Potential to Crack

Sadly, the majority of windshield chips end up leading to cracking.  Though it will cost a little bit of money to repair a windshield chip, it is better to address this problem now rather than let it escalate to a crack that proves that much more expensive to repair or replace.

Myth #3: You are Perfectly Safe Driving With a Crack in Your Windshield

It might be possible to drive on the back roads at a slow rate of speed with a cracked windshield.  However, driving in such a manner is inherently dangerous.  There is the potential for the crack to expand with even the slightest bit of pressure.  Furthermore, moving your head up, down, left or right to see around the crack greatly increases the chances of an accident. 

The bottom line is you should only drive to one location after a crack forms in your windshield: our automobile windshield service providers.  Let us analyze your cracked windshield and make the necessary repair or replacement so you can get back out on the road as soon as possible.

Myth #4: Windshield Repairs Can Be Performed in a DIY Manner

DIY is an acronym that stands for “do it yourself.”  However, DIY is not appropriate for windshield repairs.  This is a job best left to experienced professionals.  It is quite possible your DIY windshield repair attempt will end up making the problem that much worse, ultimately costing you even more money down the line.

 Let us repair or replace your compromised windshield and we will ensure the work is performed at the highest possible standard.  This way, you can hit the road in full confidence, knowing your windshield will endure the pressure of a wayward object, an accident or another unfortunate event.

Myth #5: Windshield Repair Companies are all the Same

There are meaningful differences between windshield repair businesses.  Lean on our windshield repair experts for your windshield repair/replacement and you will rest easy, knowing the best in the business are handling your windshield with care.  We get the job done right on the first try.  While other windshield repair companies fall short in customer service, flexibility or consistency, we strive to exceed expectations in each of these areas.  Just as important is the fact that we perform windshield repairs and replacements promptly, ensuring our customers get back out on the road as soon as possible.

Myth #6: Car Windshield Repair or Replacement Will Increase My Auto Insurance Premium

The vast majority of auto insurers will not increase customer insurance rates as a result of a claim made to repair or replace a compromised windshield.  In fact, many insurers will cover some or all of the cost of this essential work to ensure your vehicle is completely safe.