Windshields are generally placed in vehicles to protect those riding in them from strong wind and possible harmful flying debris. In the early days of vehicle manufacturing, windshields were made of regular window glass. However, this posed risks of serious injury incase of a crash. It is salient to note that the aforementioned windshields were at risk of shattering at the impact of a tiny stone chip. This orchestrated the development of stronger windshields which guaranteed more safety for vehicle occupants.
Today’s windshields are mounted with alocomotive grade urethane specially designed for vehicles. This sealant issheltered from Ultra Violet sunlight rays by a contingent of dark dots aroundthe edge of a windshield.
Benefits Of Keeping Your Windshield In A Great Shape Providence of a clear view It is important to be aware of your surroundings while driving for your safety and those of others. A cracked or damaged windshield could be a major impediment to clear vision when driving especially at night due to the glare caused by cracks. Therefore, whenever, a windshield is damaged, it needs to be repaired or replaced if the damage is severe. Absorption of impact In case of a vehicle crash, a good windshield could effectively absorb the impact stemming from passenger airbags in the event they are released. In case the windshield is impaired or imperfectly fixed, it may lack the capacity to endure the impact. Prevention of occupant ejection A large number of fatalities during a car crash or rollover take place as a result of victims being ejected from a vehicle through the windshield. A good windshield that is properly fixed could significantly reduce the chances of getting thrown off a vehicle during a crash. In the event that one is thrown, out, the impact could be significantly lowered in such an instance. Repair Or Replace Windshield? Repair: Most minute cracks or chips on a windshield can be repaired by applying a heavy-duty, clear epoxy that bonds a crack or chip together to prevent it from advancing. However, it is salient to note that the crack will still remain visible but it will not spread. Contact us today for an assessment of your windshield for advice on the best way forward. Replace: In case your windshield needs to be replaced, you need not worry about time and cost. Most replacements take place in about an hour, after which we allow some time for curing and the vehicle is good to go. In terms of cost, a replacement, depending on your vehicle’s specifications could range between $170-300. It is important that you commission the services of a qualified professional to handle this momentous task which guarantees your safety and comfort. West Coast Auto is #1 In South California For Windshield Services Windshield Repair Service Windshield Replacement Service Additional Free Services: 1. Multipoint Visual Inspection 2. Interior and Exterior Lamp Inspection 3. Road Test 4. Hand Car Wash & Vacuum As an industry-leading auto company, we’ve gone to great lengths to abide by established industry safety standards in the selection of our windshield suppliers along with our repair and replacement procedures. Contact us today to join a long list of satisfied customers for our windshield services!