You would be hard-pressed to find a motorist who has not had some sort of windscreen damage, but while some might view the damage as a minor inconvenience, it is actually far worse, as damaged windscreens are a hazard that can hamper your ability to drive properly and that small chip on your windscreen could spread and become a much bigger crack. A cracked windscreen will cost you time and money.
Besides obscuring your vision, a cracked windscreen has the potential to put your life at risk if you are in an accident, in other words your windscreen provides support to your car’s roof and if it is cracked, it will not offer as much support if your car rolls over. In fact, there is a good chance it might just cave in.
It gets worse, although seatbelts are the best way to keep passengers in a car during a collision, the windscreen is just as important. For instance, if the seatbelt breaks during a collision, the windscreen would be the last line of defence against ejection. A minor chip that you have ignored could cause the windscreen to shatter to pieces on impact.
Still not convinced? Here is something else to think about. When an airbag is deployed during a collision, it expands against the windscreen before cushioning the passenger from injury, with a cracked windscreen there is a possibility that the entire force of the inflating airbag will not be absorbed and the windscreen will more likely shatter.
Now that you know how important your windscreen is, surely replacing or repairing your windscreen has quickly become a priority and prompts the question “where can a broken windscreen be replaced?” The answer is at PG Glass. Whether it is a windscreen repair or a windscreen replacement, there is no shortage of places to have your windscreen needs met. With over 112 Fitment Centres across South Africa and a fleet of Mobile Units, you can have your windscreen road ready within minutes.
What may have started out as a stone chip, might eventually turn into a crack that will put not only your life but also the life of your passengers in danger. You are better off fixing the minor stone chip instead of waiting for the problem to get worse. When it comes to any type of damage on your car, it is always better to be safe than sorry.