Nobody expects to get into an accident no matter how minor it is, especially when you’re on your way for something important. Auto glass damage caused by unfortunate things on the road such as flying rock is one thing that can ruin your day, especially if the crack is located on your line of view, which can block your vision and distract you when driving.
It’s not a good idea to drive a vehicle with a broken auto glass, especially windshield. Not only that it’s risking your safety, but the small damage get easily get bigger if it’s not fixed immediately. A bump or a hole on the road will make a small crack grow wider and wider until finally it’s severely damaged and you’re going to need a replacement that will cost you a lot of money.
Mobile Auto Glass Services
Fortunately, a lot of auto glass shops today can provide mobile services, and most of these shops also have websites, so as long as you have an internet connection you can always find them easily. Next, all you need to do is call them, explain about your situation and tell them your exact location.
The auto shop will then send an auto glass technician to your location driving a van that’s carrying all the necessary equipment to fix your windscreen. Our mobile auto glass services are reliable and quick too, but remember to always ask for a price estimate when you call them to make sure they don’t charge too high or asking for unreasonable price when they have finished working on your auto glass. Some of these services will charge you for a transportation fee, but some others will not, but even if they do charge you a trip charge, it should be minimal, make sure you also ask about it when you make the call.
Usually as long as you’re not too far away from a city, you can always find such service, unless you’re really in the middle of nowhere. The good thing is most auto glass shops that provide mobile services usually have 24 hours support.
What To Avoid
In case you have a bad luck and cannot find any auto glass shop that can provide you with a mobile repair service, that means you will have to drive your car with a broken windshield. If this is the case, then here are a few things you should keep in mind in order to prevent more damages:
– Dust and debris can worsen the damage of your windshield, they also can get in the vehicle through the crack and distract you. So it’s best if you can avoid driving through dusty areas.
– A chipped or cracked auto glass is very sensitive to temperature changes. So if you have to drive your car with a damaged windshield or window, try not to expose your vehicle to extreme temperature changes.
– Extreme temperature changes is also not a good thing for your broken auto glass. When there is a chip or crack, auto glass becomes more sensitive to temperature changes, so this is also something that you need to avoid.
– Don’t wash the damaged area if you really need to wash your car. the water and soap can bring unwanted particles into the crack and that’s not good.