Able Auto Glass asks Prescott drivers: How old is your car…how much wear and tear has your windshield endured?
Your car’s windshield is something that is often taken for granted. Other than keeping it clean, it’s generally not given much thought. Wear and tear to your windshield that occurs over time can escape your notice. Able Auto Glass reminds Prescott drivers that the surface of your vehicle’s windshield may become marred and create visibility and safety problems.
Have you considered how important your windshield is to your driving safety? Windshields have evolved from flat, plain glass in the early 1900s, to modern, laminated safety glass. Today’s windshields are made from two sheets of curved glass with a thin layer of plastic sandwiched between them. This “safety” glass is designed to offer the highest level of safety in case of breakage.
- Your windshield is part of your vehicle’s safety restraint system.
Your windshield does much more than shield you from the wind. The windshield is part of the structural integrity of your vehicle, and may prevent passengers from being ejected in the unlikely event of a crash or rollover. If the windshield is pitted, the integrity of the glass is compromised and puts you at risk.
- Damage to your windshield’s surface can create visibility problems.
It’s easy to recognize a chip or crack in a windshield–the obvious signs of damage. They usually occur suddenly, such as when a rock hits the windshield. But the pitting that occurs gradually is just as serious a safety hazard. Winter weather, dust storms, and even years of exposure to the sun and UV rays can weaken the surface of the glass. The resulting wear and tear causes distortion and glare, or even a windshield that looks hazy after it has been cleaned.
If you’re experiencing glare, haziness or suspect that your windshield may be pitted, you owe it to yourself to have your windshield inspected. If your windshield is pitted, the only remedy is replacement. Trust the experts at Able Auto Glass to perform an inspection and determine if windshield replacement is warranted. We use quality glass from trusted manufacturers, and we offer mobile glass service in Prescott. Contact Able Auto Glass today at 928-515-4833. Learn more about our services at http://www.ableglass.us.