We’ve all seen those cars on the freeway or in the Target parking lot with damaged and broken windshields. Not only is this unsightly, it’s also dangerous. But you’ve heard us talk about that before. Today, we’re going talk about why windshields are so important. At Complete Auto Glass, we understand the importance of a reliable windshield. If yours is damaged, then it’s time for a windshield replacement.
The first thing you notice when you see a truly beautiful windshield is anything but the windshield. You’ll witness the road ahead, the cars around you and the beautiful nature that’s just outside. Visibility is a windshield’s most important job. No one should ever drive with compromised visibility. When a windshield is broken or even dirty, driving becomes incredibly dangerous for the driver and those around her. No one should ever drive with compromised visibility.
Another obvious thing you may not have noticed is that windshields literally protect you and your passengers from the wind! That’s why they’re called “windshields” instead of windows. As you drive around town, your car is going at speeds anywhere from 20 miles per hour to 75 miles per hour on the freeway. That’s really fast! Imagine the wind blowing in your face constantly as you drive to work. Windshields also protect you from bugs, rain, and anything else that might get in the way of your car. Windshields work more like a motorcyclist’s helmet and less like a window.
When you think about car safety, you probably think about the seat belt and the airbags. Although these things are very important to your car safety, your windshield also plays an important role in car safety. Windshields are sturdy and strong. Since they’re laminated, car windshield’s won’t spread shattered glass throughout the car’s interior. Windshields are designed to retain their shape, even in the event of an accident. This adds safety to any driving situation. A car’s windshield won’t simply shatter whenever an accident occurs. Instead, the impact will cause the windshield to “spiderweb” saving your car’s interior (as well as you and your passengers) from getting impaled by rouge shards of glass.
If your windshield is damaged, don’t hesitate and get it replaced or repaired today! Driving with a damaged windshield is dangerous because it obscures your vision. The life-saving aspects of a windshield are put in jeopardy if the windshield is already damaged. Be as safe as possible while out on the road and contact Complete Auto Glass to learn about our windshield replacement options today!