If you are planning to go on vacation this summer, you need to prepare your car for the road. There are many things you can check in the garage before hitting the road, however there are some other issues and problems that can happen while you are already on your way and you can’t prevent them from happening. We are speaking about the windshield of course. Imagine you are in the middle of the journey and small rocks impacts on the car glass making a small crack. What would you do?
As professionals, we always recommend to have the contact number of a reliable auto glass shop with you for emergencies. If the crack is very big, then you have to move your car to the side of the road and call a towing truck to take you to the nearest auto glass replacement service. However, if the impact is not that big, then we suggest you to stop in the next service area and do the following:
- -Measure the crack, if is less than 12 inches long, then it can be repaired without having to replace the windshield. However, if the hole is bigger than 12 inches then you need to take it as soon as possible to a professional auto glass replacement service.
- -Protect the crack from dirt, if you have a long journey in front of you we recommend you to put some clear tape on top. A big black spot in the middle of the glass can be a big visibility obstacle.
- -Try not to drive with the crack when is very sunny, better if you park inside a shady area. If the car is under the sun for a long time, the crack will grow, making your driving very dangerous.
If you ever need an auto glass shop, don’t hesitate and give A's Windshield Services a call, our services are available on the territory of Fort Worth, TX, you can call us at (817) 476-3913.