An unfortunate part of owning and driving a car is that at any given point, your windshield could be damaged. Most of us have experienced a rock hurtling into our windshields while driving down the road, and have probably watched that crack expand and worsen over time. Given how important the windshield is as a safety device, it is paramount that it is kept in prime condition. Any cracks on its surface compromise not only the safety, but your field of vision when you are behind the wheel. If your Toyota has recently acquired a crack in the windshield, be sure not to ignore it! Instead, simply follow this quick guide our Westbury Toyota staff has put together.
Even the smallest of chips on your windshield should be attended to as soon as possible. If you wait, it is very likely that the chip will begin to spread. What’s more, grime and dirt buildup that accumulates from travel can make it harder to smoothly and effectively repair the damage. Once a chip grows into a complete crack, it is too late to get it repaired – instead, the entire windshield will need to be replaced due to these reasons:
As you can see, letting a chip become a crack is problematic for more than one reason, so if your Toyota receives one, you should get it fixed as quickly as possible.
While the best option to get your windshield fixed is to bring it into professionals like those here at Westbury Toyota, there are a couple of stop gap measures you can take if you are unable to do so immediately:
An unattended rock chip can spread into a crack before you even realize it, and once a crack becomes longer than three inches it will become impossible to repair. Instead of having to pay for a full windshield replacement, take the time out of your day to book your Toyota in with us at Westbury Toyota. We will have the problem remedied correctly and will have you back out on the road driving in no time.