Reasons Why You Should Not Leave Auto Glass Damage Left Unrepaired

It's easy to overlook a small chip or crack in your windshield. However, this is a common (and costly) mistake that drivers often make. Delaying or procrastinating repairs to a damaged windshield can actually lead to more damage and put your safety at risk. In our blog today, we'll discuss some of the reasons why you should not wait to repair a compromised windshield.

It can lead to further damage

A small chip or crack in your windshield may not seem like a huge deal at first, but (more often than not) it can grow and spread. The damage can worsen from drastic changes in temperature, moisture, and road vibrations. If it gets worse for you, you'll end up having to replace the entire replacement, which can be expensive. In contrast, repairing a small chip or crack early on save you money.

It can impair your vision

A broken windshield can get in the way of your driving. If the crack or chip is in your line of sight while driving, it can increase the risk of accidents. Even if the damage is not in your line of sight, it can still affect your visibility by causing glare or distortion. 

It can compromise your vehicle's structural integrity

Your windshield plays a vital role in your vehicle's structural integrity. It can stop the roof from collapsing in the event of a rollover accident, and it also helps to distribute the force of an impact during a front-end collision. A damaged windshield may not be able to provide the same level of support, which can put you at greater risk of injury in the event of an emergency.

It can be costly

The longer you wait to repair a damaged windshield, the more expensive it can be to fix (like hundreds of dollars worth). In addition, if you get pulled over by law enforcement, you may be given a ticket for driving with a bad windshield, which can result in additional fees and points on your license.

If your vehicle requires auto glass repair, please contact The Detroit Garage today. Feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment online at your convenience.

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