Most of us don’t really care for our windshield as much as we care about other parts of the car; the windshield is easily the most overlooked car part, which is why there are a lot of myths surrounding it. So, to understand something fully, you need to read more about it first and know what myths about windshields are true and which ones are completely fake. Spoiler alert, most of them are fake, and to get a grasp about your windshield and if it needs any repairs, you need to consult an expert who will be in a better place to help and advise you. So with further ado, let’s demystify some of the popular myths about windshields.
#Myth 1- Windshields are unbreakable
If you watch any crime movie or TV show or any show for that matter, you would know that this is not true. Windshields are made of laminated glass; this means there are more robust than your average glass, but this doesn’t mean there are indestructible. Laminated glass is also known as safety glass, and the common myth around it is that it can’t be shattered, but this is completely unfounded, yes, it is resistant to certain things, but it can be shattered with the appropriate weapon. Cracks may form, or they can be damaged by vandals, debris, or even fluctuations of high temperature, but unlike traditional glass, laminated glass breaks into tiny fragments which are harmless, unlike its traditional counterparts. There is something called toughened car glass out there which are worth looking into, especially if you are looking for more protection for your second home.
#Myth 2- You can repair it yourself.
This is a wild misconception and can cause more harm than help to your windshield. Repairing your windshield is not a DIY job that you can do all willy-nilly in your garage; it is a job that must be done by a professional who knows what they are doing. You might think that you’ve repaired it yourself a favor doing this as it seems like the cheaper alternative, but you will curse yourself out in the future for this. A badly repaired windshield causes more harm than good, and this is why we recommend you to let an expert take care of this for you, the price might be a little steep, but it will pay for itself in the future, I can promise you that.
#Myth 3 – A minor chip in the windshield is a none issue
This is another widespread myth about the windshield and is also as all the previous myths on our list are completely fake and unfounded. Most chips will degrade your windshield’s structural integrity in the long run and will make what was supposed to be a minor repair become an actual windshield replacement, which will make a big dent in your bank account. To our naked and unprofessional eyes, a chip might seem like a none issue, but over time and with the wear and tear of time and weather, this tiny chip will turn into a crack. Most chips don’t need to be replaced and can be fixed quite easily, but this all depends on the size, severity, and placement if the chip and an expert will be in the best position to tell you what the best plan of action might be for a chip in your windshield.
With over 25 years of experience in the glass and windshield industry, Dave & James Pty Ltd is one of the leading experts in Melbourne. Trust them and their team of experts to take care of and give you the best service for windshield checkup and repair because a healthy and crack-free windshield is a sign of a well-kept car. So, why wait? Call us now and get rid of all your worries.