Is it time to replace my windshield?

Is it time to replace my windshield?


For both safety and aesthetics, it's important that blemished auto glass is promptly fixed or replaced. A cracked/chipped windshield can make it much more difficult to see the road ahead, compromising your ability to see safety hazards as they arise. A cracked windshield also jeopardizes your safety because it is more likely to shatter during a collision. If you're involved in a rollover accident, a shattered windshield makes it more likely that your roof will cave in, which could put you at risk of major bodily injury. At Moises Auto Body & Paint, our experienced technicians can expertly install a new windshield on your vehicle, helping to keep you as safe as possible.

Reasons that Windshields Need to Be Replaced

If your windshield has a crack that is longer than five inches, then repair likely won't be an option, and you'll instead need to get a new windshield. You'll also probably need windshield replacement if there are three or more cracks of any size. If your windshield has rock chips, you should get them repaired ASAP. Rock chips can usually be repaired if their diameter is less than that of a quarter. But smaller chips are prone to growing bigger so it's important to fix them before they become large enough that your windshield has to be replaced. It's also important to repair cracks/chips because, in the state of California, an officer can issue you a citation for driving with a damaged windshield.

Another common reason that windshields need to be replaced is that they have suffered heavy scratching. Because a heavily scratched windshield can make it difficult to see the road, it should be replaced ASAP.

In some cases, windshields should be replaced because they were incorrectly installed. If you suspect that your windshield was improperly installed, you can have us take a look at it. Then we can let you know if your windshield can be trusted to keep you safe, or if it'll be better to install a new one.

Windshield Replacement in Canoga Park

When you need auto glass repair or replacement in Canoga Park, contact Moises Auto Body & Paint at (818) 875-5785. At our local body shop, we can expertly address any of your vehicle's cosmetic needs. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment! And feel free to use our easy online estimate tool!


Moises Auto Body & Paint Blog
Posted: August 31, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ