Your cracked windshield
is an eyesore, but you can’t be bothered to have it repaired or even replaced. It seems too much trouble for something you
seem to work around just fine. Well, you’d be surprised.
Here are some surefire reasons why
neglecting a cracked windshield is hazardous to your safety.
Your View is Impaired
is your vehicle’s primary visual navigation tool. Hindering your ability to see poses serious dangers
to drivers. An inability to clearly see the road, other vehicles, and potential obstacles, is a leading contributor to automotive accidents and injury, according to the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.
A cracked windshield greatly enhances sunlit glare
during the day and headlight glare at night. This makes it difficult to see oncoming traffic and
It No Longer Works as a ‘Shield’
While your vehicle’s windshield does serve to protect you
from flying debris, objects, and insects, it also acts as a structural support for the vehicle’s frame. Without that support, your vehicle’s body may begin to disintegrate.
A cracked windshield
also poses a greater risk of shattering on impact. This can result in injuries sustained from broken glass
Increases Risk of Ejection from Impact
can act as a barrier from ejection if the occupant has their seatbelt on. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the fatal crashes of 2014, 81% of passenger vehicle
occupants who were ejected from vehicles were killed.
Airbag Deployment becomes Ineffective
In the event of a vehicle collision, the windshield
acts as a back wall or back stop on the passenger side airbag.
A cracked windshield is unable to hold the
airbag in place because it’s not sturdy enough. This essentially neutralizes the airbag’s protective
function. The airbag may instead inflate through the opening.
The passenger then neither receives the protection of the bag or the windshield
. The U.S. Department of Transportation states that air bags saved 50,457 lives
from 1987 to 2017.
Have you been neglecting that crack in your windshield
? Auto glass shop in San Antonio
provides a 24 hour mobile windshield repair and replacement
service. We have been a leader in the windshield repair and replacement
industry for over 30 years.
To get an estimate get in touch
with us now. Call (210)793-7115.