No one likes getting a ticket, but it's incredibly frustrating when you know the ticket is because of a defect on your car that you haven't had fixed. Your car's windshield is essential - not only does it protect you from the elements and from wind and debris that could fly up and cause an accident. Here are some apparent signs identified by Gosch Collision to show that you need your car's windshield repaired or replaced.
The Signs of a Dying Windshield
1. A Big Crack.
This is an obvious one. If you have a big crack in your windshield, it needs to be replaced. Small cracks can sometimes be fixed, but if the crack is longer than a few inches or in your line of sight, you'll need a new windshield.
2. A Chip.
A small chip in your windshield might not seem like a big deal, but it can turn into a big crack if it's not fixed. And then you're back to square one (or worse). It's best to get any chips repaired as soon as possible.
3. Your Windshield Is Leaking.
If your windshield is leaking, the seal around it is damaged. This can lead to problems, including water damage to your car's interior. If you notice any leaking, get it checked out right away.
4. Your Windshield Is Foggy.
If your windshield is foggy, the sealant around it has failed, and moisture has gotten in. This can cause problems, including decreased visibility and structural weakness. If your windshield is foggy, have it replaced as soon as possible.
5. You Can Notice Rust Around The Edges Of Your Windshield.
Rust is a sign of corrosion, and if you see it around the edges of your windshield, that means the metal frame that holds the glass in place is starting to deteriorate. This can lead to problems, including leaks and even collapse. If you see rust around your windshield, have it replaced as soon as possible.
6. Missing Pieces Of Glass.
If you have a chip or crack in your windshield, it's essential to get it fixed as soon as possible. But if you're missing a piece of glass entirely, that's an even bigger problem. Not only is your visibility decreased, but the structural integrity of your windshield is also compromised. If you're missing a piece of glass from your windshield, have it replaced as soon as possible.
7. Your Windshield Is Wavy Or Bulging.
If your windshield is wavy or bulging, it's a sign that the glass is deteriorating. This can lead to problems, including leaks and even collapse. If you see your windshield bulging or waving, have it replaced as soon as possible.
Gosch Collision Can Repair Your Car!
Gosch Collision serving Juniper Springs, CA, and the surrounding areas, is your one-stop-shop for all your auto body needs. We're a full-service collision center that can handle everything from simple dent repairs to complete vehicle paint jobs. We also offer car windshield repair and replacement services. So, if you have a cracked or chipped windshield, we can help! Schedule an appointment today.