Most of the time, when people think about broken windshields they think about accidents. However, most windshields are actually broken by rocks and debris from other vehicles. The following blog post will cover three of the most common causes for a cracked or shattered windshield.
Extreme Temperature Change
If you are in a situation where your windshield has thick frost or ice on it and want to use hot water, DO NOT attempt this! The extreme differences in temperature can cause the glass to crack. Cracks will leave you with expensive damage that is not worth risking for temporary visibility enhancements.
Extreme Weather Conditions
It’s no secret that extreme weather conditions can be hazardous, but there are certain conditions that present more risk for your windshield. In the case of hail, for instance, or high gusty winds from a tornado and hurricane; you run the risk of trees toppling over onto your car’s glass when they make contact with it. If bad weather is in store where you’re at right now- it might be best to keep driving as far away from natural disasters until things clear up again!
Road Hazards & Accidents
You’ve undoubtedly seen the damage to windshields caused by rocks and gravel. It’s easy enough for these items, or other debris that can find its way onto the road, to fly up and crack your car window if they hit with enough force–or even when just brushing against it in their journey down a highway. But accidents are also among the most obvious sources of damaged vehicle windows. No one wants an incident on his/her hands! The structural stresses applied during such incidents may cause small cracks (oh-so-easy targets) to become larger problems which will be expensive to fix.
Even though there are a number of reasons why your windshield may break, you can still take precautions to prevent this from happening. If you do have a broken or chipped windshield then it’s time for some auto glass replacement or repair work done. There is no reason to continue driving around while putting yourself and passengers in danger just because one part of the vehicle isn’t working properly anymore!