Habits That Can Be Damaging Your Windshield

Protective reflective surface under the windshield of the passenger car parked on a hot day, heated by the sun's rays inside the car

There are a lot of habits that can damage your windshield. Fortunately, Diamond Auto Glass specializes in windshield repair and replacement in Flagstaff, AZ. We are committed to ensuring your windshield is always in its best condition. Let’s take a quick look at a few practices and habits that might be causing damage to your windshield.

Not Cleaning the Windshield Regularly

Over time, the buildup of dirt, bugs, and other debris on your windshield can damage the glass and even the windshield tinting. If you do wash your car on your own, be sure to only use car shampoos that are approved by your car dealer. This is because harsh chemicals in store-bought and unregulated car wash cleaners can also wear away at the protective coating on the windshield. This will make it susceptible to scratches, etching and other unsightly markings.

If these scratches affect visibility through your vehicle’s windshield, it may call for windshield repair or the removal of scratches by qualified technicians. And that is where we come in.

Parking in the Sun for Long

If you park under direct sunlight, the sun heats the metal and glass surfaces, causing them to expand. When the vehicle cools down again, those surfaces contract, which can warp and crack. In extreme cases, this process can cause the windshield to shatter, which may even call for windshield replacement.

Ignoring Windshield Imperfections

Driving with a cracked or blurry windshield can be dangerous. The crack can obstruct your view of the road. If the damage was caused by improper windshield installation, see to it that the contractor is held accountable and the problem is addressed.

When you need help with your windshield, be sure to only work with qualified technicians for guaranteed services and optimal results. Choose Diamond Auto Glass for the job. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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