4 Tips for Preventing Windshield Damage, Part 1

Welcome back to our blog! A crack or chip in your windshield can lead to greater damage, obstruct your view of the road ahead, and an eventual auto glass repair or replacement. While you can always rely on our auto glass team for a windshield replacement or repair, we understand what an inconvenience a broken windshield can be. As a driver here in Denver, you might assume that a damaged windshield is unavoidable; however, there are preventative measures you can take to prevent windshield damage. Below are four everyday tips you can follow to prevent windshield damage, and should your windshield become chipped or cracked, call Denver’s windshield replacement experts at Denver Mobile Auto Glass to fix your broken windshield, side windows, rear window, and more!

Be A Cautious Driver

One of the best ways to avoid broken auto glass is to drive carefully. For instance, when driving on a street with a lot of debris and rocks, or on a gravel road, maintain low speeds to avoid kicking up debris. Driving slower can help you be more aware of your surroundings, avoid obstacles, and may minimize the threat of rocks hitting your car windows.

Keep Your Distance

Driving too close to other vehicles — especially on dirt roads or in construction zones — heightens your risk of suffering windshield damage. Whether you’re behind a truck carrying dirt, rocks, soil, and other potential debris, or driving behind a big truck with multiple wheels and no mud flaps, it’s best to keep your distance and drive with caution to avoid flying debris that could chip or crack your windshield.

Avoid Extreme Temperature Changes

You’ve heard us say this time and time again, but extreme temperature changes, and pressure changes for that matter, can affect your windshields. If you have a small existing chip on your auto glass, it is already weakened, which makes your windshield vulnerable when it is subjected to extreme temperature changes. While it is summertime, it’s best to keep this in mind when traveling from Denver to the High Country, where temperatures are usually much lower the higher in elevation you go.

Replace Windshield Wipers Regularly  

Old, tattered windshield wipers can scratch the surface layer of your auto glass, making it susceptible to chips and cracks. Regularly replacing your wiper blades can help reduce scratching that can compromise your windshield. A good rule of thumb is to replace your wipers at least once a year, if not each time the season changes. The winter weather here in Denver can be harsh on your windshields, making your wiper blades work in over time. Plus, the frost and ice that often collects on your windshield during a snowstorm or a frigid temperature drop can damage your wiper blades, giving you even more reason to replace your blades after winter ends.

Schedule an Auto Glass Repair

If you have a damaged windshield with minor chips and cracks, it’s best to nip these issues in the bud before they get worse, which could lead to a full windshield replacement in the future. Should your auto glass become chip or cracked, don’t ignore the issue. Rather, call your Top Rated Local® Denver windshield replacement and repair experts to get a quote. We would be happy to fix your windshield and get you back on the road in a safer vehicle. Click or call Denver Mobile Auto Glass today to see how we can help you!