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Thursday, September 14, 2017

How to Avoid Windshield Cracks and Chips

A chips or crack in your car windshield calls for either windshield repair or windshield replacement Charlotte NC. There are some occasions when a chip or crack in your car windshield is unable to be avoided. However, there are measures that can be taken to help minimize your chances of sustaining a chip or crack in your windshield while driving.


Safe distance
Many windshield chips or cracks are caused by some kind of rock or pebble that is kicked up by a car traveling in front of your vehicle. One way to limit this from happening is to avoid tailgating and keeping a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you, especially when travelling on a highway at high speeds. 

Be mindful of construction trucks

Trucks that are hauling loads have a tendency to drop small debris while on the road. This debris may be very small, but when travelling at high speeds, that little debris could do a lot of damage. That is why it is always important to keep a safe distance behind these trucks. If it is possible, go around that truck and remove the chance of being hit with debris altogether.

Drive slow on gravel roads
Gravel roads kick up pieces of gravel with regularity. When you find yourself traveling on one of these roads, it is always a good idea to take your time. Here is where it also helps to be mindful of the distances between your vehicle and another that is up ahead of you. Remember to keep it slow until you get back on some asphalt.

No drastic change in temperature
When your windshield is ice cold, let it heat up by using the defroster gradually. It is also a good idea to refrain from ever pouring hot water on icy windshields. This could cause a small crack or turn a small chip into a large crack while also damaging the integrity of the windshield. The same rule applies in the summer. Let your car run for a bit with your air conditioner on low instead of blasting icy temperatures on a scorching hot windshield.

When unavoidable auto glasses damages do occur, know that Charlotte Auto Glass is the top choice for all types of auto glass repair Charlotte and surrounding areas. Whether your windshield is hit with falling rocks while driving through the mountains or a tree branch while parked in your driveway, call 704-659-5194.

With a team of experienced and certified technicians, Charlotte Auto Glass provides top-quality service at affordable prices. The best auto glass replacement Charlotte has to offer is now just a phone call away at Charlotte Auto Glass.

Learn more at www.AutoGlassRepairCharlotte.com