Mythbusting: Windshield Edition

Mythbusting: Windshield Edition

Your car’s windshield is an integral component of your vehicle’s structure, so it’s vital to maintain its condition. Regardless of how careful you are, your windshield can still be damaged.

However, some of your actions regarding the situation may be ill-informed.

For that reason, let’s go through some myths and misconceptions associated with windshields.

Windshield Damage = Windshield replacement

This is false. Sure, in some cases you’ll have no other choice but to have it replaced, but before that, assess the damage on your windshield.

Damages like minor chips and cracks can be repaired, instead of replacing the windshield with a new one.

Inconvenient Maintenance

Some people assume that windshield replacement and repair can take plenty of time. They’ll have to spend days without their cars. With modern auto glass technology, many windshield experts can have that taken care of in a few hours at your convenience.

Some Windshields are Unbreakable

Vehicles today are equipped with high quality auto glass. So much so, that some people believe they’re unbreakable. Elements like debris, pebbles and extreme temperature changes can all cause the windshield to break. The only difference is that it breaks into small and harmless pieces, instead of sharp shards of glass.

Small Chips Mean No Harm

This is another misconception that small chips on your windshield are harmless. Chips on your windshield vary in types. These chips can spread out over time and completely damage the windshield.

As soon as you notice a crack or a chip on your windshield, take your vehicle to your auto technician to fix them.

DIY Windshield Repair

If you’re equipped with the necessary skills required for a windshield repair, then you might be able to fix minor cracks yourself, but the finish won’t be as clean as done by a professional. If you’re not familiar with the techniques used in auto glass repair, don’t try to fix it yourself. You might end up harming yourself or ruining the windshield’s usability.

DIY De-icing Won’t Damage the Windshield

You can damage your windshield, if your de-icing techniques include the following:

  • Scrapping ice off your windshield with a hard, metal object. This can leave scratches on your windshield.
  • Pouring hot water on the windshield. The sudden temperature change might shatter the windshield.

Looking for windshield repair or replacement in Canada? Contact us at Crystal Glass. We’ve been providing quality auto glass services for over six decades to customers in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

If you’re looking for top-notch windshield repair and replacement services, call them at 310-GLAS.

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