Kids will surely be the apple of your eye and a great source of joy for you until you have to go on a cross-country drive with them. Keeping anyone locked in a box – even if it’s air-conditioned – will likely drive them crazy, and the first instinct children have is to start throwing things around.
From the windshield to other auto glass, you need to protect it from the kids, especially while driving, to ensure that they don’t get hurt or you don’t have to take any unplanned detours. Here are some tips for keeping your windshield safe from kids.
Windshield & Auto Glass Scratches
Kids love nothing more than to rub their tiny fingers or nails on stretches on the glass. In many instances, the nails aren’t enough. They need to rub their favorite toy against those scratches. This presents a safety issue as these scratches may impact the integrity of the glass as a whole.
If you have a scratched windshield or auto glass, you should get it replaced before going on a long drive.
Chipped Windshield & Auto Glass
Even the smallest chips in your windshield can be the beginning of a much larger crack. While windshields are relatively resilient, chips on other auto glass present a clear threat, especially with children. If you have more than one child, you can expect them to headbutt different sections of the car, including the door.
As you travel and your car experiences different temperatures, the chip will end up weakening the glass to the point that even the slightest push – especially side windows – will lead to them breaking away. The same goes for the windshield.
If you find any crack, chip, or scratch in your windshield, you should get it checked before going on a long drive with the family, especially children. If you don’t have the time, give us a call, and we’ll come right over for a windshield repair or replacement service, even if you call us in the middle of the night!