5 Tips You’ll Never Hear About Car Windshields, But should
Your windshield may be the part of your car that you think the LEAST about. But did you know that it’s actually one of the most important safety features in your vehicle? If you’ve been guilty of neglecting your windshield, here are 5 reasons to think again:
1- Never use a sponge to clean your windshield
It can scratch the glass. Instead, buy a microfiber cloth. It’s important to regularly clean the glass and windshield wipers in order to maintain optimal condition of both.
2- Driving in the concrete jungle of Houston can be a little crazy sometimes. The Texas Department of Transportation reported the following statistics from 2016:
- 1 reportable crash every 57 seconds.
- 1 person killed every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
- 1 person injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds
Your risk of injury in an automobile accident is greatly increased if your windshield is already damaged. Also, your insurance company will not likely cover any damage or injury caused by preexisting cracks and chips.
3- If you have a cracked or chipped windshield, your insurance will most likely cover the repair without raising your monthly premiums.
4- Fixing cracks and chips in your windshield is an easy way to help maintain the value of your vehicle.
5- A small crack or chip can easily expand and become more expensive to fix, so it’s better to get it repaired right away.