One of the most important aspects of your vehicle that you will want to keep as pristine as possible is your windshield, mostly because a cracked or otherwise damaged windshield can greatly affect many different aspects of your driving experience. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to replace a cracked windshield.
Rollover Accident Protection
One of the most important jobs that your windshield will perform is keeping you safe during a rollover accident. When a rollover accident occurs it is very important that your vehicle's roof has as much support as possible in order to prevent the roof from caving in on you and greatly increasing the chances that you will be badly injured. An intact windshield will actually contribute quite a bit to keeping the roof off of you and your passengers, while a cracked one will be more likely to shatter and collapse since the cracks will reduce the strength of the glass.
Head-On Collision Protection
Another reason to have a cracked windshield replaced is to provide additional protection in the case of a head-on collision. In a head-on collision, your seatbelts are going to be the single most important thing keeping you and your passengers safe, but what if your seatbelts fail or someone forgot to put one on?
In that situation, your windshield is meant to act as a second line of defense to keep you or your passenger from being completely ejected from the vehicle. However, if the windshield is cracked it may not be strong enough to withstand the impact of your body striking it and may be unable to keep you from flying out of the vehicle.
Finally, your windshield needs to be as strong as possible in order to ensure that your airbags deploy properly. When your airbags deploy, they are relying on the windshield and vehicle frame to properly guide the air bags into position. If the windshield is weakened by a crack, then the explosive force of the airbag deployment could actually shatter the windshield and fail to place the airbags into the right position to protect you or your passengers.
Contact your an auto glass repair service, like Solarteck Auto Glass Aquapel glass treatment, in order to make an appointment to have your windshield inspected and replaced if necessary. A new windshield can help protect you in the case of a rollover or head-on vehicle accident while also ensuring that your airbags deploy properly.Share