Why Windshield Maintenance and Repair are Important – Miracle Auto Glass Center

Why Windshield Maintenance and Repair are Important

It is the windshield’s job to prevent wind, water and debris to enter a car. The windshield is a safety device that can also reduce car accident injuries. And, it could be the very thing that saves the life of car occupants in a car accident. The safety device acts as a barrier during a crash, preventing anything that can injure the occupants from entering the car. It is also an integral part of passenger airbag mechanism and deployment. And, it supports the roof of the car in a rollover, so the roof does not collapse.

It is important to care for a car’s windshield to avoid having problems, as stated in an article on AAA.com. The article offers a very useful guide on windshield maintenance and repair. A damaged windshield can keep the driver from having a clear front view. And, it may not effectively protect the occupants of a car in case of a car crash.

Windshield Maintenance

Non-ammonia cleaners must be used to remove dirt and grime on the glass without having streaks. Ammonia-based cleaners can damage window tints and dash and upholstery materials.

When checking a windshield for damage, here are tips from AAA.com:

  • Look for chips or cracks in the glass. Minor “star” chips or “bullseye” rock chips and small cracks are potentially repairable. Significant damage, on the other hand, needs attention from Miracle Auto Glass Centers.
  • Airborne particles that hit to the glass at high speed build up over time and reduce vision when oncoming headlights or a rising or setting sun illuminates them.
  • The surrounding bodywork of the windshield should also be inspected to ensure the structural integrity of the windshield.
  • Check if the rubber windshield wiper blades are not brittle. When the wiper blades are already brittle, they can break and let a metal wiper arm to damage the glass.

Windshield Repair

Auto Glass repair shops like Miracle Auto Glass Centers can expertly repair many types of windshield damage. Miracle Auto Glass Centers can also work with customers and their insurance company. Some insurance companies do cover glass repairs with the customer not having to worry about the deductible. While other insurance companies prefer replacement of damaged windshield over repair.

Repairing a cracked or chipped windshield involves putting a polymer resin into the problem area. The surface is then smoothed to minimize imperfections as much as possible. While there are do-it-yourself (DIY) repair kits out there, a cracked or chipped windshield is best left to a Glass Repair expert with better tools and advanced resins. Call us Today and schedule your auto glass repair at the best price in town.