Repairing Windshield Damage In Cold Weather

Chips and cracks can happen at any time of the year from a number of culprits like road debris or weather conditions.
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NEWARK, N.J. - Dec. 16, 2019 - PRLog -- Chips and cracks can happen at any time of the year from a number of culprits like road debris or weather conditions. So when the glass on your vehicle is compromised, is it safe to drive with a chip or crack in your windshield? For the short term, yes. Windshield glass is made of laminated glass which is designed to chip or crack, not shatter. Driving with damage is okay but needs to be addressed as quickly as possible for many reasons.

A knick in the glass can seem harmless because of its small size, however, leaving the area unrepaired will inevitably cause the damage to spread into a crack. In cold weather temperatures, a chip is 60% more likely to crack at 32 degrees than during warmer months.

The weight and pressure from snow and ice on an already compromised piece of glass will increase the chance of damage spreading. Other weather facts like rain and sleet can result in leaking through cracks. `

Visibility is also to be considered when driving with cracks and chips. Glare from broken glass can be distracting for the driver. Increasing the damage result from changes in temperature inside the vehicle when heating or defrosting the glass. Using a scraper for ice on a chipped piece of glass will have the same outcome.

So yes, they may seem slight but chips and cracks can be influenced by many factors and need to be handled quickly. Call American Mobile Glass (https://autoglassnj.com) @ 800-924-0808 to schedule your repair and get quickly, but more importantly, safely back on the road!

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