If you have a cracked windshield during the summer, there are a few things you should AVOID doing to prevent further damage:
- Don’t park your car in direct sunlight: The heat from the sun can cause the windshield to expand and contract, making the crack worse. Instead, try to park in a shaded area or use a sunshade.
- Don’t blast the air conditioning: Rapid changes in temperature can also make the crack worse, so avoid blasting the air conditioning. Instead, gradually cool down the car by rolling down the windows or starting with the air conditioning on low.
- Don’t use cold water to wash your car: Using cold water on a hot windshield can cause it to crack further. Instead, use lukewarm water or wait until the windshield has cooled down before washing the car.
- Don’t delay getting the crack repaired: Even if the crack seems small, it’s important to get it repaired as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading and compromising the safety of the driver and passengers.
By avoiding these actions, you can minimize the risk of further damage to your cracked windshield during the summer.
If you have any questions or need a repair/replacement, call us at 1-800-749-GLASS or visit www.trueblueautoglass.com