Why You Should Fix Your Windshield Before Winter

Posted onOctober 7th, 2020 byFrank

It’s never a good idea to drive around with a crack in your windshield, but it’s even riskier during a typical Midwestern winter. There are all sorts of extra hazards including reduced visibility due to shorter days, snow, ice, sleet, and fogging of the windshield. There are some other reasons as well.

  • A Crack in Your Windshield Will Always Get Worse – The heat on the inside of the car reacts with the ice and cold on the outside to create a temperature differential, and therefore more stress on the crack. Freezing temperatures always make your windshield more vulnerable to cracking.
  • Cracked Windshields Don’t Hold Up Well During Any Type of Impact – With snow covered roads, you are more at risk for getting into an accident. Your windshield provides structural integrity when it is intact, often preventing serious injury in a rollover, and stopping occupants from being ejected in other types of accidents. It is also designed to transfer energy down to the chassis on impact, which it can’t do if it breaks due to a crack.
  • Airbags May Not Deploy Properly – When the airbags deploy, if they push outside of the vehicle because the glass fractures prematurely due to a crack, they don’t offer the same amount of protection as they normally would.

Take Advantage of Mobile Windshield Repair in Chicago

Don’t put yourself or your passengers at risk. Have your cracked windshield repaired or replaced by taking advantage of the convenience of mobile windshield repair in Chicago. We can often repair minor chips or cracks before they spread, and if we can’t, we will replace the windshield at your convenience – at home or work. Give us a call today and avoid the risk of driving this winter with a cracked windshield.