The Dangers of Driving with a Cracked Windscreen

Our cars take a lot of punishment throughout the year, and this is especially true when it comes to winter. With inclement driving conditions ahead, it is important that any minor faults are repaired before they turn into major problems. One such example is a cracked windscreen; it can easily escalate from an irritating or barely visible chip into the need for complete replacement. What are the dangers and more importantly, what can you do to make certain that this issue does not impede your driving safety?

More Than a Crack Alone…

Even a tiny imperfection within your windscreen can quickly become a massive issue. Due to the constant vibrations experienced while driving, a crack can lengthen within an extremely short amount of time. This can lead to several dangerous situations. First and foremost, a crack can hinder your ability to see the road in front of you.

Alongside this lessened visibility, if you happen to be involved in an accident, the chances of being injured due to flying glass are greatly increased. Even an airbag may deploy incorrectly (or not at all) due to a significant crack. Finally, we should recognise that any such crack is likely to cause a failure during an upcoming MOT inspection. Thankfully, Fleet Motorglass is your one-stop-shop for all windscreen repairs.

Complete Repair Service

We will first ascertain the extent of the crack. Certain factors will be taken into account such as its location and length. Any imperfection that is roughly the diameter of a pound coin will likely only require a minimal amount of repairs. However, larger cracks may dictate that the entire windscreen will need replacement. So, it is clear that using our services at the first sign of trouble is the best way to avoid such a situation.

For smaller chips, our trained technicians will employ the use of mechanical devices alongside a clear epoxy to seal and completely strengthen the existing crack. This can be done in little more than an hour and in many cases, the crack itself will have disappeared entirely. This resin will also strengthen the windscreen and prevent the crack from expanding any further; an excellent way to avoid a major and potentially costly issue.

As winter is fast approaching, it is important that you consult us if you notice even the smallest of cracks. Feel free to contact Fleet Motorglass for more information or if you wish to secure our services. Windscreen safety and longevity are our paramount concerns.

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