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Cracks And Smacks — Rear Window Replacement Can Help

a silver luxury car with recent rear window replacement Your car has many parts that require attention. Since warnings light up when issues arise, you may not be aware of other issues. Window maintenance, for example, can sneak up on you. Typically, if the window looks good, then it may go unnoticed. If the damage seems small, it becomes forgotten. This can be very dangerous, especially for rear windows. If you have a medium to large crack, nick, or hole in your rear window then you need to get your windshield replaced. Complete Auto Glass does quality rear window replacement for your vehicle. Having the rear windshield replaced can help you out in other areas. However, it is not the only option for repair either. There is a way to tell if you need the window replaced, or if you can have it repaired.

How Rear Window Replacement Helps You

Rear window replacement can help you in two major ways. First, it extends the life of your car. Windows help to insulate and protect your car. They also help with gas! Whenever there is a crack or a hole in your rear window, it can affect each of these areas. This is why you want to make sure the window is in good condition. Another way replacement helps you is to avoid traffic tickets. In order for your car to be on the road, there are a number of safety measures enforced by law that your car must follow. These include having insurance, a license, and a passing yearly inspection. Any time a police officer sees extreme damage to your car, they have cause to pull you over. This is because it can impair your ability to see behind you, which affects your ability to drive safely. 

When Do You Need It?

Depending on the damage to the glass, you may need rear window replacement. Damages that can be filled in do not require complete replacement. The way to tell the difference is the size of the damage itself. A small surface hole, smaller than a quarter, may not be much to worry about. A surface hole will be a hole that only broke the first plane of glass and not the second. This should look like a nick or small crack. You should not be able to put your finger through the glass. A small one will be about an inch or two. Anything bigger than that and filling may not hold. This is when you might need the window replaced.

Cracks are a matter of severity. If the crack shows signs of spreading, then replacing the window is best. But if it can be contained, then filling should be fine. Your mechanic will be able to tell which option is best for your car. Your rear window is very important to driving. When there is a problem with it, you want to make sure it is fixed properly. Complete Auto Glass is experienced in rear window replacement for all car models. Replacing your window can help you stay safe and extend the life of your car too, contact us today!