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How to Buy a Good Quality Windshield

The windshield in your vehicle protects you from the outside elements, as well as any debris that may fly in your way. It takes quite a beating in its lifetime, so it’s not unusual to chips, cracks, and even breaks happen.

Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind concerning your car’s windshield:

  • Repair if it's small: In some cases you may have a small crack, or chip in the windshield that doesn’t require a full replacement. Instead you can have a professional make a high quality repair. The repair must be done properly in order to maintain the strength and integrity in the windshield. Repairs are done with various methods, it’s best to ask around and get information before going ahead.

  • If replacing, buy new: Sometimes the damage to your windshield is too large to fix, in that case a replacement windshield must be purchased. Be sure you purchase a brand new windshield rather than a reclaimed, or used one. Brand new is the only way to ensure the glass will be strong and safe.

  • Right fit and quality installation: The windshield must fit your make, model, and year perfectly or else it won’t be effective and can’t guarantee your safety. If the windshield doesn’t fit right it will be easier to break. To install the windshield it must be bonded to your vehicle. This means you want to go to a reputable place with plenty of experience.

  • Material: The majority of windshields are made from laminated safety glass. It features a layer of plastic that is laminated between two layers of curved glass.

Your windshield has an important job where your safety is concerned, which is why they are meant to be durable and take a beating. With that said breaks and cracks can still occur.


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