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When Should I Replace My Windshield?

When Should I Replace My Windshield?

  Can the timing of your windshield replacement dramatically impact your safety on the road? You might think minor cracks or chips are harmless, but there's more to consider. Imagine driving on a clear day, only to have the sunlight refract unexpectedly through your cracked windshield, momentarily blinding you. Or consider the discomfort of a journey in the rain with a compromised seal and water dripping in. Read on to learn the signs that indicate it's time to replace your windshield before the worst happens. Evaluating Chip Damage on Windshields In assessing the level of damage and severity, it's critical to consider whether chips are obstructing your field of view while driving. It's not just about appearance; safety is paramount. Size also matters. If the chip is smaller than a quarter, it's usually repairable. However, if the chip is near the edge of your windshield or there are multiple, it might be time for a replacement. Pay attentio ... read more

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