Why You Should Avoid Driving with a Cracked or Damaged Windshield

Broken car windshieldYou should never risk your safety by driving your car with a cracked or dented windshield. Though car windshields are thoughtfully designed to withstand almost every kind of wear and tear, a small rock, hail, road debris or unpredictable change in the temperature can sometimes result in damaging them. Please note that a tiny chip can turn into a big crack in no time, resulting in poor visibility and compromised safety. Follow along to understand why you should think twice while driving around with a cracked windshield from the skilled technicians at Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC

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Top Reasons Why a Chipped Windshield Can Be Unsafe For You

  • Compromised structural integrity of the vehicle: A vehicle’s windshield is responsible for about 40% of structural integrity in an accident or collision case from the front. The windshield is supposed to restrict the car roof from collapsing and helps to deploy all the airbags to protect everyone aboard from serious injuries. But with a chipped windshield, the structural integrity of your car is highly compromised. 
  • Obstructed view: Cracked windshields can infringe on your vision, making you susceptible to accidents. Moreover, dents in the windshield reflect even more sunlight, leaving you blinded and distorting your view of the road ahead.  
  • Water leaks: There is a high probability of experiencing water leakage with a cracked windshield that can further damage the different systems installed in the driver’s cockpit. Furthermore, water leaks can also create noise from wind turbulence and can obstruct the driver’s vision with droplets. 
  • Cracks Expansion: A small chip expands into a bigger crack very quickly, especially when you drive around a lot or park your car under the sky. This further distorts your vision and may also lead to severe safety issues. 

Get Your Car Windshield Fixed at Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC 

Need help with fixing or replacing your cracked or chipped windshield? Visit the Service Department at Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC. Our highly skilled technicians use industry standard practices and OEM recommendations to maintain your vehicle like new. Moreover, you can find a genuine windshield replacement at our Parts Department. Contact us at 647-424-3498 for more information.