It finally happened. Your car fell victim to one of the most common things that can happen: your windshield, back windshield, side car window, etc., got hit. There’s a chip or crack that is staring at you everyday when you go anywhere. But instead of finding reliable car window repair, you keep putting it on the back burner. We understand- life happens. Doctor’s appointments, work, and other aspects of life are always on the forefront of your mind. However, we’re here to explain why it’s important you take care of that little crack or chip as soon as possible.
Sure, a crack or chip in your car window seems like nothing now. Yet, the world keeps going- specifically, the weather. As tough as car glass is, temperature does affect it, especially if it is weakened by a crack or chip. That crack or chip will eventually start to spread, weakening the glass even more. Your windshield is designed to protect you and keep out the elements. It is also designed to break a certain way so that during a car accident, it doesn’t pose a danger to you. If you have a crack or chip that is starting to spread, it compromises the glass strength. This means that if you are in a car accident, it won’t shatter the way it is supposed to, putting you and your passengers at risk.
While the damage may seem minimal, it is actually deceptive. Due to temperature fluctuations and other minor hits your auto glass, it is guaranteed that the damage will get bigger. A crack will spread, a chip will spider out- and eventually, the damage will be to great to ignore. When it does, the damage that could have been a simple fix initially will be a much different and expensive story. Instead of looking for car window repair, you will end up looking for auto glass replacement. Replacing your auto glass takes much more time and effort, so as a result it is much more expensive than a simple repair job. Save yourself a financial headache and get that crack or chip fixed sooner rather than later.
Also, aside from being more expensive, you also have to consider how precious your time is. Most of us are always on the go and most of the time, that requires our cars. A car window repair job can take under an hour. If you wait and the damage gets to the point it can’t be repaired, a car window replacement will take a lot longer. So you have to ask yourself how long you can be without your car- an hour, or longer?
Believe it or not, by getting a car window repair job quickly, you are being green! Because of the way auto glass is made, it is not recyclable. That means that by giving up less than an hour of time to get your car window repaired, one less shattered window ends up in a landfill somewhere.
At Complete Auto Glass, you can trust that our experts know what they are doing. We provide quick evaluations to let you know if you need car window repair or replacement, and are always keen to ensure our work keeps you and your passengers safe. Don’t risk your safety or the planet- make your car window repair appointment today!