Cracked windshields….they happen. And usually at the most inconvenient time. It may be tempting to continue driving with a small chip or crack in your windshield, but we’re here to tell you not to. Here’s why you shouldn’t drive with a chipped or cracked windshield.
Little Becomes Big Fast
A small little crack or chip in the glass may not seem like much, but it can quickly grow into a large crack. Large shattered cracks in the glass impair your vision when you drive and can make it very unsafe to be on the road.
As soon as a crack in the glass begins to spider into a bigger crack, you are dealing with a structural integrity issue. The glass of your windshield helps provide support to the roof of your car. Without an intact windshield, you put the structural integrity of your car and your safety at risk.
Repair can turn into a Replacement
If you have a small chip in your windshield, you might be able to have it repaired, which is far less expensive and time-consuming than a full replacement. The longer you wait for the repair, the more likely the chance that the small chip will turn into a large crack which will mean you’ll have to pay for a full replacement of your windshield.
If you drive with a cracked windshield, you’re likely to be pulled over by a police officer which can lead to pricey tickets. The fines are designed to discourage drivers not to continue driving with a damaged windshield which inhibits your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road.
If you have a chipped or cracked windshield, it’s best to get it repaired or replaced right away. Come see the experts at Jost Garage. We’ll have your car safe and road-worthy in no time.