Our team at Father & Son Collision and Classic Car Restoration wants to help you keep your car in the best possible condition, and one of the ways we do that is by offering glass replacement services. We know from experience that it is often tricky for drivers to tell when they actually need a windshield replacement instead of a simple repair, so in this article, we’ll be going over a few things to look at in order to determine what your car needs.
• Hazy Edges- One indicator that you likely need glass replacement for your vehicle is the glass taking on a hazy look around the edges. This happens when the protective layer of PVB, used to make the glass shatterproof, is starting to come off, and it means that your windshield is nearing the end of its life.
• Heavy Pitting- Another sign that your car needs glass replacement is heavy pitting in your existing windshield. Pitting happens naturally over time as your windshield is exposed to road dust, sand, chemical contaminants, temperature changes, and the weather, and it will eventually reach a point where it impacts your ability to see clearly through the glass.
• Blocked Visibility- In addition to glass pitting, things like cracks and chips can also affect your visibility. If your windshield is cracked in a way that affects your ability to see the road clearly, you probably need glass replacement–even if the chip is a small one, it can put you and your passengers at a serious risk of collision due to its effect on your visibility.