Windshield Replacement Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona Windshield Replacement
According to the leading automobile safety experts driving with a damaged windshield risks the lives of everyone in your vehicle. It also risks the lives of drivers around you. This is due to the fact that you are far more susceptible to get into an accident. It goes without saying that if your windshield is cracked than you must have it replaced as soon as possible. If it is compromised in any way you are taking an unnecessary risk. In essence if your windshield is severely chipped or cracked, and you continue to drive with it that way than it may very well turn into a serious problem.
That being said, it is extremely important to choose a windshield replacement company, like Diamond Auto Glass, that will do the job correctly. If the windshield has not been set and glued properly it can actually pop out during a collision, or cause the roof to collapse. Your windshield certainly does a lot more than simply keep the wind out of your eyes while driving. It actually plays a large role in the overall structural integrity of your vehicle.
One of the purposes of your windshield is to protect you and your passengers during automobile accidents, particularly in the case of a rollover. The A-pillars, otherwise known as the frame of the automobile that runs from the side of the windshield to the back of the vehicle, are significantly thinner then they were in the past. Automobile manufacturers will do whatever they can in order to save money these days. That means that your windshield is designed to take on a considerable portion of the load.
Although many smaller chips can be fixed with a simple windshield repair, if they are too large it will need to be replaced. A good rule of thumb to go by is the credit card rule. If the chip or crack is larger than the width or length of a credit card than your windshield should be replaced. Windshields are typically manufactured by layering two pieces of transparent glass. They are glued together with a clear vinyl resin in between each piece. The vinyl resin serves another function as well.
It keeps the glass in place during an automobile accident, or if debris happens to hit the windshield. The vinyl resin stops pieces, or shards, of glass from flying, which helps to avoid serious injuries and even fatalities. That being said if the vinyl resin is severely chipped or cracked than it is unable to handle the impact very well, and will not properly protect you or your passengers. Your windshield may take a beating no matter how much you drive.
Contact Diamond Auto Glass of Phoenix, AZ
Pea gravel constantly falls from uncovered construction trucks, and drivers all around you are always kicking up pieces of unknown road debris. It is actually quite incredible that windshields last as long as they do. If your windshield is need of replacement please contact Diamond Auto Glass today. Our company has been in the windshield replacement business and under the same ownership for over thirty years.