Every time you get behind the wheel of your vehicle, you see the windshield in front of you…but it’s only when the glass gets cracked that you actually pay any attention to it! Even then, most car drivers postpone getting a chip or a crack fixed till it becomes too large to ignore.
What we fail to realise is that the windshield
is not just there to keep the wind off your face when you drive. It is
one of the most important structural components of your vehicle, as it
supports the roof and pillars and keeps the framework intact. Without
the windshield, the roof could collapse during a rollover accident.
Besides, in most cars, the front airbags deploy vertically up the windshield glass in case of an accident, and it thus offers protection during a frontal impact collision. In fact the very safety of the occupants in your car is linked to the structural integrity of your windshield.
All good reasons to not postpone getting your cracked windshield looked into! When you come to Auto Glass Stouffville, you trust the services of the best auto glass technicians in town. We will carry out a thorough assessment to check whether a windshield repair can be carried out, or it needs a replacement. Generally, if the diameter of the crack is smaller than that of a quarter, or the length of the crack is less than that of a dollar bill, it will be possible to repair the crack rather than replace the entire glass. This will help you save cost and effort, and the windshield repair will be virtually blemish free if it is done by an expert.
However, in some cases the crack may be too long or too deep, or it may be close to the edge of the glass. In this case, a windshield replacement is your only safe option. Your technician will remove the damaged glass and inspect, clean and prepare the pinchweld area around the opening. After a thorough cleaning, fresh adhesive will be applied and the new windscreen glass set in place carefully. You will need to wait a minimum of an hour for the adhesive to completely cure, before you drive away your vehicle.
Needless to say, unless your windshield repair or replacement is carried out by expert technicians with sufficient expertise, you will be compromising your safety and that of the occupants of your vehicle. When you come to Auto Glass Stouffville, you can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands!
Do call us today for a no-obligation quote!