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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Small Cracks on Your Car’s Windshield

Here's Why You Shouldn't Ignore Small Cracks on Your Car's Windshield

So you’ve got a small crack on your car’s windshield that’s likely to grow bigger. What should you do now? 

Keep reading to find out why you should get it patched up ASAP instead of just ignoring it. 

When Do Cracks and Chips Occur? 

Small cracks and chips can occur at any time on the road when rocks or debris hit your windshield at a high velocity. 

Small Cracks Can Ruin Your Car’s Windshield

Even if your car has sustained just a tiny crack, small cracks can grow into big cracks that require a full windshield replacement instead of a simple repair to fix. Depending on your state’s regulations, a cracked windshield could land you a hefty ticket fine as well as a replacement bill.  

Small Cracks Can Be a Big Safety Hazard

Your windshield is vitally important to your safety when driving, as it’s the only thing standing between you and the open road. Windshields are comprised of two layers of glass with a vinyl resin layer in between to keep the glass from falling off after the windshield gets damaged, so any small cracks or chips in one layer of the windshield can grow and damage the structural integrity of the entire windshield. If you have a few chips or cracks, your windshield may not be able to stand the impact of a head-on collision which could result in serious injury or even death.  Large cracks can also impair your visibility on the road which heightens the potential for accidents, and they may inhibit your airbags from deploying correctly because they can’t brace against the windshield during impact. 

What to Look for in a Repair Company

If your windshield is repaired or re-installed incorrectly, it could come unglued during an accident or even just a routine drive. Make sure your windshield is repaired correctly the first time for the safety of you and your car. Look for a reputable repair company that guarantees good service, and has good customer reviews. Additionally, look for a company that offers a warranty on their work. This ensures that your windshield will be repaired again at no cost to you if something goes wrong. 

The Bottom Line

Small cracks on your windshield can turn into big cracks and big problems. Getting your windshield fixed by a trustworthy repair company as soon as you notice a crack or chip is vital to keeping both you and your car safe from any further damage. 

Contact Utah Mobile Auto Glass If you’ve got a small crack in your car’s windshield, don’t let it fester into something more serious, instead, contact the experts at Utah Mobile Auto Glass. We offer rock chip repairs, ADAS services, windshield, window, and sunroof replacements, and we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and full warranty on all of our services. We will come to you and get your windshield back into pristine condition, and we offer free rock chip repair for all customers within 25 miles of our Sandy Location. We serve both Salt Lake and Utah counties, so contact us to schedule your windshield repair today.