One of the biggest issues with owning a vehicle is finding a parking spot. This spot should not only save you from getting a ticket but also prevent damage. Parking in the summer heat or the winter frost can damage your car’s windshield and other glass on your car.
Here are some considerations to make whether your parking space is safe for your windshield or not.
Parking In the Open
Whether it’s the sun’s heat or the winter frost, windshields tend to expand and contract as the temperature changes. This issue worsens when you turn the AC or the heater inside before the windshield’s temperature gets normalized.
Because of the changing temperature and road debris, windshields tend to start getting chipped or developing cracks. Further temperature changes may end up worsening the damage, requiring windshield repair or, worse, replacement.
Parking Under Trees
While it is a good idea to park your car in the shade, a tree might not be the best idea for shade, especially during mating or fruit season, unless you want bird poop or rotting fruit on your car. The fruit can harm your car’s windshield as it falls off, which may lead to bullseye cracks.
The Sun & Deteriorating Wiper Blades
The UV rays in sunlight may end up damaging your car’s wiper blades, and the rubber underneath will start degrading. Over time, these blades will start scratching your windshield glass, and you may need a windshield repair done or even get it replaced if the damage is too extensive!
The best place to park your car is indoors, either in your garage or in a commercial parking garage. These parking spots tend to be better since there is no direct exposure to the elements. However, you won’t have to worry about your windshield cracking any time soon.
If you have cracks or stone chips on your windshield, get in touch with us, and we’ll help you get the windshield repair or replacement you are looking for at your home, place of business, or wherever it is most convenient for you!