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Due to change in weather, Is your windshield at risk of cracking soon ??


Posted by Jaime Block on Jan 22, 2016

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You’re driving along and out of nowhere a stone flies up and hits your windshield.  You look hoping there isn’t a chip or crack, but then you see it!  A stone chip or crack!  Arrgh!  Or better yet, OH CHIP!

 

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You might think it is just a chip or small crack but it won’t stay that way for long!  With the approaching summer heat that small chip or crack will become a large crack forcing you to replace the windshield!

Why does it do that?  What causes a chip or crack to spread? AGD Auto Glass & Tint knows it isn’t always convenient to replace right away.  Taking precautions and making minor repairs right away can save you a lot of money down the road.

That’s not just a simple answer, there are many factors that causes the chips/cracks spread.

 

**Moisture getting in the crack can cause a crack to spread. Your windshield is basically a glass sandwich with two pieces of glass with a layer of vinyl in between.  With no room for the moisture to expand or contract with the weather it causes stress on the glass, resulting in cracks.

 

**Dirt, just like moisture can get inside a crack causing stress on the glass causing cracking.

 

**Extreme Temps- When you have the combination of high summer time temps and a powerful air conditioner it can be too much for the windshield to handle. The difference in outside temps with the cold air inside the vehicle can cause an already damaged windshield to crack. 

 

**The Sun alone can cause a cracked or chipped windshield to crack. The heat from the sun can not only burn your skin it can cause your windshield to get so hot that a crack or chip can spread quickly!  Keeping your vehicle in the shade or better yet in the garage until you get the damaged repaired it your best option. 

**Bumps in the road can also cause your chips or cracks to spread. You can be driving along and hit a small bump and bam it spreads across the entire windshield.  Once your windshield starts to spread almost nothing can stop it short of replacing the entire windshield. 

 

Having a cracked windshield is not only unsightly if it is in your viewing range you can get a ticket to replace your windshield.  AGD Auto Glass & Tint Co. wants our customers informed and aware of how quickly a chip or crack can spread to a huge crack needing a total replacement.  AGD has extensive experience in the auto glass industry.  We specialize in auto glass repair, replacement, windshield repair and replacement as well as widow film and tinting.  Our service is surpassed by none!  We efficiently handle auto glass, commercial & residential, while offering dedicated service and absolute commitment to excellence!

 

AGD Auto Glass & Tint Co. 

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