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Tips to Handle Broken Car Front Glass

November 7, 2019
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Windshield Damage

A car front glass is one of the most important yet an equally overlooked component of a vehicle. At best, most people consider their car’s windshield to be a mere decoration. The car glass is reduced to an ornament and not an instrument towards better safety. And that is exactly the reason why not much care is taken when the windshield suffers damage.  People continue to drive their cars with a cracked or broken windshield regardless of its ill-effects on their visibility or safety.

But, it is in our best interest to not consider a broken windshield a trivial matter and get it replaced at the earliest. Let’s delve into this a little deeper –

Why Are Windshields Important?

Your car front glass is one of the most important safety functions of your car. It serves the purpose of preventing road dust and water from entering the vehicle. During harsh weather conditions, the car glass can come into contact with hail, rocks, branches of trees, and street dirt. Therefore, toughened glass is used in manufacturing it so that it doesn’t shatter when it comes in contact with external objects. Even if the vehicle meets with an accident, the windshield doesn’t break easily. If the impact is high, then the glass shatters into small pebbles instead of sharp shards, thereby eliminating the risk of any serious injuries. It protects the passengers inside the vehicles from any form of external force.

Another important function of the car front glass is to provide a clear view of the surroundings and traffic. A high quality, well-installed car glass is clean and smooth making sure that you can be completely aware of your surroundings, to avoid any accidents.

However, sometimes due to several external factors, the windshield might crack or shift. These can pose a serious risk to your well-being. Here are a few signs that you need to get your windshield replaced.

Signs That You Need to Replace Your Windshield

There are a few tell-tale signs which indicate that it’s time to replace your car front glass. One of the most obvious signs is if there is a crack on your car glass that blocks your view. You should also keep a look out for pitting on the surface of your windshield. Pitting reflects the light in such a manner that it becomes harder for the driver to retain their focus on the road. Furthermore, scratches on the surface of the car front glass can hamper visibility significantly. This is especially the case while driving during night hours.

If you’re driving at a high speed and hear a whistling sound, it is most likely coming from the gap between your windshield and the car frame. This is an indication that air is leaking through the car glass. Another clear-cut sign is if the view from your windshield is blurred. This often means that the windshield has shifted (notwithstanding the shift is minor), and needs to be replaced.

Apart from the problems caused by improper installation, the glass used for your car front glass should also be high quality. Sometimes technicians install low quality glass that could have waves and bumps on it. Low quality glass is also not hard enough and may easily break. Hence it is important to check the quality of glass and to replace it accordingly.

Note – It is important to note here that only small chips on the car front glass can be repaired and AIS Windshield Experts is the only company in the whole of India to professionally repair windshield chips. Anything beyond that (even a small crack) warrants a replacement. 

Why is it important to replace your windshield?

Windshields are an important component of your vehicle in terms of safety matters, hence it is imperative to keep a check and replace the glass in a timely fashion.

Cracked car glass is a serious health hazard. It prevents you from having a clear view of your surroundings; this could disturb you while driving and result in life-threatening situations. Moreover, during harsh weather conditions, even a single crack can weaken the glass, and shatter it in case of an impact.

It is also important to replace the car front glass if there are any air leakages. Air leakage disturbs the temperature control inside the vehicle. It also exposes the passengers inside the vehicle to extremes of temperatures. Improperly fixed glass also causes hitches in the deployment of airbags, putting the driver and those inside at risk for serious injuries.

Not replacing the car glass in a timely fashion can result in it getting weak. The main function of the windshield is to create a strong front in your car by protecting you from external factors. A weak windshield, however, will not serve that purpose. Moreover, a low quality and weak car front glass will shatter into shards, putting people at risk of getting injured by the sharp glass. 

Professional Windshield Replacement

Due to its ability to protect the passengers and hold the structural integrity of the car in place, it is essential to install a good quality car front glass. It is important to hire professionals like AIS Windshield Experts who strive to provide you with the best quality car glass so that no harm comes your way. We at AIS use toughened glass windshields that are high-impact-resistant. Our windshield repair and replacement services come with a one-year warranty. So, forget all worries regarding your car front glass and allow AIS Windshield Experts to take care of your needs.

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