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Signs Your Windshield Needs Replacement

Your windshield is one of the essential yet delicate parts of your vehicle. Failure to take good care of it will compromise its integrity. Besides, you want your windshield to be in its best condition as it protects you from dust, strong winds, and insects while driving. 

Driving with a cracked or loose windshield can put you in harm's way if an accident happens. As such, you should get a windshield replacement to avoid problems further down the road. The following signs should tell you your windshield is due for replacement. 

Compromised View

Your car's windshield is meant to give you a good view when you are driving. Unfortunately, your windshield can distort your view, especially if it's old or has a crack on the driver's side. If you notice your windshield looks blurry, have it replaced immediately. As long as your field of vision has been compromised, you can easily cause a road accident. Never put your life at risk by driving a car with a blurry windshield. 

Visible Scratches and Cracks

As your windshield ages, it will develop scratches that might interfere with its aesthetics. Apart from making your windshield look ugly, scratches can also limit your field of view. Cracks on your windshield could also mean that its life is coming to an end. 

As cracks become large and more visible, they compromise the integrity of your windshield. Unfortunately, it's impossible to repair a windshield with so many cracks and scratches. As such, you have no other alternative but to get a windshield replacement. 

Inspection Is Coming Up

If an inspection is around the corner, and your windshield hasn't been in the best condition, what should you do? The only solution is to have it repaired or replaced. You can't pass the inspection if your windshield has some cracks or chips. 

Besides, if you fail the first inspection, you may have to pay for a second inspection once you get the windshield fixed. You can avoid all that trouble by getting a windshield replacement done before the inspection date.

Windshield Pitting

Windshield pitting is yet another sign you need a replacement. Unlike cracking or chipping, windshield pitting happens gradually. It's the damage that happens due to wear and tear. In most cases, pitting is caused by one of the following things:

  • Debris or gravel thrown by the tires of nearby vehicles
  • Windblown sand
  • Small objects propelled by wind
  • Snow 
  • Heat and UV rays

Unfortunately, pitting weakens your windshield and could also cause cracks and further damage. As such, it's good to have the pitted windshield replaced with a new one. To learn more, contact a company that offers auto glass replacement services.