Windshield damage is something that unfortunately happens from time to time. While it’s a damage that may occur to your vehicle, you hope it’s something that never really happens. It can happen at a moment’s notice… and it can be an accident, or it can be something that is done intentionally. If you find yourself in this type of predicament you want to get it repaired if you possibly can, but if you can’t then you want to get in replaced. While you don’t want the damage to sit too long under any circumstances, you definitely want to make sure that you have your windshield repaired or replaced before the fall season and the cold weather finds itself upon us!
Did you know that if you have a cracked or chipped windshield, the cold temperature gives a 60% greater chance to have the chip or crack increase? Also, when there is cold weather you are putting more stress on the windshield. Seeing that you may also have to use your window defroster, a scraper or even deicer on your windshield to clear it, you have a pretty good chance of the crack spreading across the windshield.
I know what you are thinking, “have you seen the prices of new windshields lately?” Well, the answer is “Yes, and some of the large windshields with their curves to help fuel economy are just plain expensive.” However, if you have ‘comprehensive’ or ‘full coverage’ insurance you may be in luck.
Comprehensive insurance coverage can usually help pay for the repair or replacement – based upon what is defined within your insurance plan. Most times, if a repair is all that is needed, you may not have to pay the deductible!
It’s important that you get your windshield repaired prior to the fall season, and definitely before winter sets in. You don’t want what may only be minor windshield damage to become something worse just because you procrastinated. Don’t wait; contact Astro Auto Glass and have an expert check your windshield, and how much of the repair cost your insurance will cover. We may even have a same-day appointment ready for you!