The importance of your windshield is sometimes overlooked. The most obvious reason why the windshield is important is the ability to see the road and other hazards. Visibility is the most important aspect in terms of safely driving your vehicle that you can control each time you drive.
What you may not realize is that your windshield provides a significant amount of strength to the structural support in the cabin of the vehicle. According to the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC), in a front-end collision the front windshield provides up to 45% of the structural integrity of the cabin of the vehicle and in a rollover, up to 60%.
The AGSC states that the windshield is an integral part of safety restraint system in your car. It keeps the roof from crushing in on you in a rollover, and it allows airbags to deploy in the correct position to cushion passengers and prevents you and your family from being ejected in a serious accident.
Chips on your windshield can easily evolve into cracks due to potholes, hot or cold temperatures or other weather or road conditions. Any chip that is smaller than a quarter or not in your line of sight and not on the edge of the windshield can very possibly be repaired. Anything larger than a quarter or in the direct line of sight will need to be replaced.
Tire Discounters Auto Glass is a mobile auto glass repair and replacement service serving Greater Cincinnati. We can help you with your broken windshield as our certified technicians will either come to your home or work or you can drop off your vehicle at one of our neighborhood stores.
Call now 1-888-937-8473 for a free estimate. We serve all makes and models.