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Windshield Replacement: 3 Common Myths Exposed

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There are few parts of your vehicle that are as important to your personal safety as your vehicle's windshield. This piece of auto glass helps to protect you from airborne debris and severe weather conditions. On the other hand, a damaged windshield can also put your safety at risk if it was to shatter while you are on the road. That is why it is so important to address even minor damages to your windshield in a prompt manner. Unfortunately, far too many people allow common myths to get in the way of them completing this task. That is why this article seeks to expose some of these myths.

It Is Alright To Drive With Minor Windshield Damage

Minor damage to your windshield is not likely to interfere with your line of sight. Consequently, you may believe that it is safe to continue driving if you have experienced minor glass damage. However, these minor damages can spread quickly and without notice. If this happens, not only can your safety be put at risk, but you will also find that the cost of dealing with this damage quickly increases since you will be forced to have your entire windshield replaced rather than getting a very basic repair. The best way to avoid these issues is to promptly repair any damage to your windshield regardless, of how minor it may appear. 

Getting Your Windshield Replaced Will Be Time Consuming

People often believe that calling a mobile glass replacement company is a bit like calling a cable company while in search of repairs. However, while the cable company is likely to give you a rather lengthy period of time that you have to sit around waiting for them to show up, this is not typically the case when dealing with windshield repairs. In fact, there is no reason you have to put your life on hold when dealing with auto glass repair or replacement. This is because mobile glass services will come to you, wherever you are. This means if you have to go to work or have errands to run, you can still do what you have to do and simply let them come to you. 

You Cannot Drive Right Away After A Windshield Replacement

If you are worried about being without a vehicle for any significant period of time after having your windshield replaced, you really do not need to be concerned. While many people believe this myth to be true, the fact is that you can drive almost immediately after your windshield is replaced. However, it is important that you listen to all of the instructions provided by your auto glass specialist regarding the care of your new glass in the days and weeks to come since there will be some restrictions that can interfere with the sealant's ability to fully cure. For instance, you will not be able to wash your vehicle for a few days after having this glass replaced.

Contact a windshield replacement service near you to learn more.