|From the outside, windshields look very strong which is why people don’t pay much attention to it unless it gets seriously damaged. However, replacing a damaged windshield can turn out to be very expensive. Prevention is always better than cure. Share these tips with your clients to help them maintain the windshield properly and save it from damage.
- Check the windshield periodically
Make it a point to check the windshield on a regular basis to identify small chips in the glass. It is important to get these stone chips repaired immediately to prevent having a screen full of divots. Such chips not only distort visibility but can also develop into big cracks with time due to jerks and temperature changes. Small chips can get repaired easily at a low cost and the longevity of the windshield also increases after the repair.
- Do not keep your car parked under the sun for long
It is advisable to park the car in a shaded area rather than under direct sunlight for a long time because the UV rays of the sun can damage the tint on the windshield. The structural integrity of the windshield can also be affected due to extreme heat. If there are chips on the windshield, they too become worse and crack under the sharp rays of the sun. Opt for a garage or a spot under a tree to park the car.
- Drive slowly
Fast driving increases the impact of the flying rocks and debris on the windshield and can cause greater damage. Deeper chips can get formed and jerks can cause cracks in the windshield. It is better to drive at a moderate speed and prevent such damage.
- Maintain distance
The movement of the tires flings up the dirt and rocks that are lying on the road. Rocks and debris flying at a windshield can leave behind chips in the glass. It is better to maintain a reasonable distance from any vehicle to avoid this problem.
- Don’t venture out in storms
Tornadoes and hailstorms wreak havoc and cause a lot of destruction. Driving during these events increases the chance that a pebble or big rock will come flying towards the car and cause a big chip. Branches of trees can also fall on the windshield and crack it. To avoid high repair or replacement expenses, try not to drive during such times.
These tips can help protect your clients’ windshield from damage and increase its lifespan.
Damage is sometimes unavoidable and that’s when we’re ready to help. Within just a couple of minutes, we provide your clients a quote for the repair or replacement and they can schedule their appointment online.