FOur reasons a windshield should be replaced
INstead of repaired

You might not think about it, but your vehicle's windshield works as an important safety barrier between you and the outside world. If your windshield is chipped or cracked, or if you think that it was improperly installed, then it might be a good idea to call an auto glass professional. Here are four signs that suggest it's time for a windshield replacement.

1. Cracking

A general rule to follow is if the crack is longer than three inches, you should replace your windshield. Windshield replacements are affordable so it's better to minimize the risk and just go ahead and get the job done by a reputable auto glass professional!

2. Chipping

If you have a rock chip that is larger than the size of a quarter, then it's probably beyond a standard repair. Even a seemingly small chip can jeopardize your windshield's integrity and create a situation where it might not be able to properly hold up in the event of a strong impact.

3. Windshield May Have Been Incorrectly Installed

If you think that your windshield was not properly installed, then it's worth bringing your vehicle to a reputable auto glass professional to have them inspect the matter. In any case, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

4. Extensive Scratches

Scratches can reduce visibility and you could find yourself in a position where you might have less time to react to a dangerous situation. Make sure that you can see clearly through your windshield and stay safe!

If your windshield has more than three cracks or a very deep crack, replace it. If your vehicle was involved in a major collision, or was hit by a large object, replacement is recommended because a major impact will most often result in weakening of your windshield's glass and supporting frame.

Remember, if you question the integrity of your windshield, it’s better to get it checked or replaced before it’s too late!