Benefits Of Superior Autobody Replacing Your Cracked Windshield This Fall

very cracked windshield that needs replacing before cold weather hits

Superior Auto Body Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and we have been an SGI APPROVED Autobody shop and have been SGI accredited since 1982. There are many reasons we have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that we offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require our services.  In our latest Saskatoon Autobody and Collision Repair Tips article, we discuss the benefits of replacing your cracked windshield this fall, particularly before the cold temperatures hit. 

Benefits Of Replacing Your Cracked Windshield

Auto glass repairs on your vehicle such as windshield replacements, can provide peace of mind to drivers particularly before those cold winter months hit. Investing in quality windshield repair is crucial in ensuring the structural integrity of your vehicle, and ultimately the safety of the driver and passengers.

Replacing Your Cracked Windshield For Safety

The windshield of your vehicle is essential for both driver and passenger safety, which is always a priority. When you have a cracked windshield, the integrity of your vehicle is compromised and can create unsafe driving conditions. When your windshield is damaged there is a higher likelihood of the glass breaking should you find yourself in a collision or a situation where an object were to come in contact with your vehicle.

In the event of a rollover, a windshield can account for up to 30 percent of roof support. Therefore, a damaged windshield can compromise the roof of your vehicle and there is a higher likelihood that the roof may cave in, impacting the safety of the driver and passengers.

Replacing Your Cracked Windshield For Visual Clarity

Simply put, a chipped or cracked windshield impairs the driver’s ability to view the road ahead. Replacing your windshield eliminates obstructions due to cracks and chips, particularly if they are in your line of sight, and reduces the potential for accidents to occur.

Replacing Your Cracked Windshield

Damaged Windshields And Cold Weather

If there are any existing damages to your windshield, extremely cold temperatures can negatively impact these damages further. Glass expands and contracts due to weather changes, as most materials do. Cold weather will cause your windshield to contract, and as a result it will become more concave in shape. This is a stressful change for your windshield, and can result in cracks, chips, and may worsen other issues due to shifting. Many drivers find that as soon as cold temperatures hit, they find minor windshield cracks grow. That is why it is so important to replace or repair your windshield as soon as possible when you notice a crack. If you put windshield repair off for too long, a full replacement becomes your only option.

Replacing Your Cracked Windshield – Seal Loss

A main concern, particularly in inclement weather is a windshield losing its seal. When glass loses its seal, chips and cracks allow air and water to enter your vehicle. During those cold days, it is especially important to keep heat in the vehicle. Replacing your windshield ensures the cold air stays out, and the hot air stays in. 

Overall, it is essential to make sure your windshield damages are remedied before cold temperatures strike. Your windshield is an important part of your vehicle’s structural integrity.

 

At Superior Auto Body, we install windshields to meet all manufacturers specifications for your safety. If you have a small crack in your vehicle’s glass – come see us before it turns into a big problem. If you have a large crack and need your windshield repaired, our team can handle the full windshield replacement for you!

If you’ve been involved in a collision and are looking to restore your vehicle back to its original form, contact the team at Superior Auto Body Today. We are a Trusted Saskatoon auto body and collision centre.