Nothing sets you off while driving like having a pebble fly up and crack your windshield. A damaged windshield is frustrating and inconvenient, especially if it seems like this keeps happening over and over. Thankfully, though, there are some ways to hopefully help keep you from having to replace or repair your damaged windshield.
- Steer clear of gravel: And if you can’t avoid it, drive carefully. Hitting a patch of gravel the wrong way can send those tiny rocks straight up and into your windshield. Stay alert when driving through gravel, so you determine if it’s something you can avoid.
- Avoid tailgating: This is especially important with large trucks or semi-trucks. Those large tires churn out more debris, and if you’re following too closely behind, you might find yourself impacted by some of those projectile rocks. Even with smaller vehicles, though, it’s still important to slow down and keep your distance.
- Take care of extreme temperatures: Rapid changes in temperature can be tough on your windshield, especially if it already has a small crack or chip that hasn’t been repaired. Sometimes, the cause of a broken windshield stems from blasting your defrost in the dead of winter or cracking the AC in the middle of a hot summer day. The varying temperatures can cause your windshield to expand and contract, so you should change the temperature of your car’s interior slowly to avoid cracks.
Even with these tips, you may still find yourself with a damaged windshield. If that happens, our team at McConnell Auto Glass is ready to help get your windshield fixed. We are also a preferred vendor for insurance companies. Contact us today for more information!