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Are you Familiar with the Dangers of Driving with a Cracked Windshield?

A cracked windshield may not seem like a big deal, especially if it doesn’t limit your sightlines. However, this is not something you want to ignore for too long. There are many dangers of driving with a cracked windshield. Rather than take a risk, visit us to take care of the problem once and for all.

Here is why you should have your cracked windshield repaired sooner rather than later:

1. It can get worse at any second. A small crack today can turn into a large crack in the future. This could happen while you are driving, distracting you to the point of causing an accident.

2. Inability to support the force of an inflating airbag. When an airbag deploys it compresses against the windshield. From there, it expands to protect the passenger. A cracked windshield may not be able to absorb the force, instead shattering and eliminating the benefits of the airbag.

3. You could be pulled over by police. It may not be illegal to have a cracked windshield, but it is considered a distraction. Leave it like this long enough and there may come a time when you are pulled over by police and facing a violation.

Nobody wants to deal with a cracked windshield, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Even if you have a small crack, contact us for advice. We can inspect your windshield and provide advice on which steps to take next. From a repair to a total replacement, we are available to provide assistance.