Should My Windshield Be Replaced? Common Problems that Say Yes

Should My Windshield Be Replaced? Common Problems that Say Yes


Unblemished auto glass not only looks great, it also helps to optimize safety. If your windshield is chipped or cracked, it can be more challenging to see roadway safety hazards when they emerge. It's also worth bearing in mind that a cracked windshield is more likely to shatter during a car wreck. If you get into a rollover accident, a shattered windshield increases the risk of your roof caving in, which could have grave consequences. At U.S. Auto Connection, our experienced technicians can expertly address your auto glass problems. Come and see us if your windshield has become chipped or cracked.

Common Reasons that Windshields Need to Be Replaced

If your windshield has a rock chip, you'll want to repair it ASAP. When rock chips are left unaddressed, they may soon start to expand. Typically, rock chips can be repaired if they are smaller in size than a quarter. But once a rock chip grows larger, then the windshield will probably need to be replaced. And if your windshield has a crack that is longer than five inches, then windshield replacement will likely be necessary. Replacement may also be needed if there are three or more cracks of any length. During the winter months, it's worth bearing in mind that freezing temperatures can cause cracks and chips to expand to the point that your windshield needs to be replaced. Also, cracks/chips should be addressed because, in the state of Texas, you can be ticketed for windshield damage that hinders your ability to see the road.

Extensive scratching is another reason that windshields often need to be replaced. When a windshield is heavily scratched, it can significantly obscure the driver's view of the road ahead, which poses a serious safety hazard.

Windshields also often need to be replaced because they were improperly installed in the first place. If you have reason to believe that your windshield was poorly installed, then it'll be worth bringing your vehicle to the shop so we can take a look. Then we can determine if your windshield is safe or should be replaced.

Auto Glass in Houston, TX

When you need auto glass in Houston, contact U.S. Auto Connection at (281) 729-5347. At our local body shop, we can address any of your vehicle's cosmetic needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


U.S. Auto Connection Blog
Posted: August 16, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ