As the temperature increases, most people crank up their vehicle's A/C and enjoy the cool breeze. However, this joy can quickly turn into misery if you have a tiny crack in your windshield. Cranking up the A/C in the cabin creates an opposing air force further stressing your cracked windshield. As a result, the tiny, almost unnoticeable damage will grow, eventually requiring windshield replacement. The best solution is to trust your friends at Glass Doctor® of Barrie to perform efficient and cost-effective windshield chip repair as soon as you notice the damage. In the mean time, use the following auto glass repair tips to protect your windshield.
Beat the Heat with Windshield Chip Repair
The best way to make sure your chips don't turn into cracks is to repair it as soon as possible. Glass Doctor of Barrie offers convenient same day appointments and can finish your repair in less than 30 minutes.
Hold Off of the A/C
If you are riding with a chipped windshield, it's best to simply roll the windows down or fight through the discomfort until your windshield crack repair is complete. If the crack grows too much, you will have to have your entire windshield replaced.
Avoid Baking the Interior
Avoid parking your car in direct sunlight with the windows completely sealed, which significantly increases the pressure in your vehicle. Increased pressure causes tiny chips and cracks to expand. It's best to leave your windows cracked to alleviate the pressure.
Close Doors with Ease
It's important to close your doors gently to reduce the likelihood of the crack spreading.
Park Your Vehicle in Shade or a Garage
If your vehicle needs windshield crack repair, avoid parking it in direct sunlight to prevent the sun from increasing the temperature of your glass.
Wait to Wash Your Vehicle
Spraying cold water on a hot, cracked windshield will cause the damage to grow. Instead, it's best to park the vehicle in the shade to allow the windshield to cool or wait until twilight to wash it.
Summertime Auto Glass Experts
Although the crack may be small today, several factors can cause it to grow until it can no longer be repaired and must be replaced. In any case, it's best to contact Glass Doctor of Barrie at 705-812-6623 as soon as you notice a crack for fast and cost-effective windshield crack repair. Or for your convenience, schedule an appointment for your consultation today.