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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get Your Windshield Fixed

Many of us have been there: You’re driving down the highway behind a big truck when all of a sudden, you hear the smack of a rock colliding with your windshield. When this happens, oftentimes there is only a small chip or crack visible in the glass. Because the damage seems so minor, you may be tempted to leave it be and deal with the situation when you have more free time to schedule a windshield repair or more money to pay for it. However, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t wait to get your windshield fixed, no matter how minor the damage appears to be.

  1. Your insurance may cover windshield damage.
    Why wait to have your windshield repaired when your insurance may cover it? You make insurance payments every month so you’re protected from incidents like this. Depending on your policy, windshield repair might not cost you anything, so check with your insurance agent as soon as possible. In most cases, if the damage wasn’t caused by a collision, it won’t affect your rates.
  2. Chips and cracks spread.
    The damage might be small now, but over time, it will likely spread and become larger, especially if the damage happens during the winter. Fluctuations in temperature can cause cracks to worsen, because glass expands in hot weather and contracts when it gets cold. If a heating vent is directed at your chipped or cracked windshield during a cold Minnesota winter, this may cause the damage to spread abruptly.
  3. A damaged windshield can compromise your safety and visibility while driving.
    If there’s a chip or crack in the driver’s line of vision, that can obstruct your view while driving, which is safe for no one. Additionally, a damaged windshield is more dangerous in a wreck. Windshields are built to be strong and maintain the frame of your vehicle in the event of a crash. When your windshield is in a weakened state due to damage, the glass may not be able to support the roof, and it is more likely to break into dangerous shards.
  4. Windshield repair is cheaper than windshield replacement.
    A lot of small windshield damage is repairable, but if you ignore it and cracks spread, your windshield may become unrepairable. The longer you wait, the more your options diminish and the cost climbs higher to restore your windshield. Read more about repairing vs replacing your vehicle windows.
  5. You could get a police citation.
    It’s illegal to drive with a damaged windshield. This is because lawmakers recognized that not only do damaged windshields distract drivers, they’re also more dangerous in a crash. Who wants to get pulled over by a cop and have to pay a fine on top of a windshield repair or replacement? It’s true that many times you can get the citation expunged if you fix your windshield within a set number of days, but it’s better to not get pulled over in the first place.
  6. Mobile windshield repair services are quick and convenient.
    If life and work are hectic for you right now, it’s understandable that you want to prolong fixing your windshield. However, now that you understand the reasons above, you can see why it’s important to make the time. Many auto glass companies, including Zenith Auto Glass, offer mobile windshield repair services whenever possible. If we can, we’ll come to you, so you won’t even have to bring in your vehicle for an appointment. We’ll do whatever we can to make the repair process quick and convenient!

If you have any type of damage to your windshield or other auto glass components, Zenith Auto Glass is here to help! Our seasoned technicians can take care of all your auto glass needs, including ADAS calibration when necessary. We’re also insurance experts who are happy to guide our customers through their claims. We are located in Duluth and serve the entire Northland area. Call us today for a free quote: 218-275-5555.

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