It is illegal to drive with an obstructed windshield, whether that be a small chip, a large shatter, or a paint smear. Getting your auto glass repairs out of the way is something you’ll want to do sooner rather than later. It can protect you from legal action should you be discovered driving with a cracked windshield. Here are three types of auto glass repair services you may encounter.
As our cars travel in the forward direction most of the time, front windshields are subject to everything kicked up from the cars before us, whether that be mud, water, or debris. Since they are angled more than any other car window, they are also more likely to be hit with bird poop, tree seeds, buds, leaves, or dead insects. Given that these are our primary protection in road accidents, 30% of all auto insurance claims are for windshield replacement services according to Insurance Journal.
Side Door Windows
The windows we roll down in the summer and look through when changing lanes are our secondary protection. While side door windows and windshields are both made from tempered glass, they can still become nicked, cracked, or blown out under the right circumstances. These windows may be damaged if another vehicle scrapes the side of your car, backs into you, or T-bones you. You may also have to visit an auto glass repair garage if your car was broken into because oftentimes burglars will go through these side door windows.
Quarter and Rear Windows
Quarter windows are naturally smaller and placed on the car in a way that they aren’t often at the point of impact. Therefore they are not commissioned for repairs as often as windshields. Like the rear window, though, they may still be damaged from being rear-ended, T-boned, or backed into. If any of your windows are tinted they may command a greater price than standard ones. While tinted windows offer more privacy, they do not rank much better in terms of protection and durability. In rare cases, these windows may also be damaged by overloaded trunks, bulky luggage, and bumpy roads.
If you live on Long Island or frequently commute across it and you experience a shattered windshield on the road, Pinnacle Glass can offer you quality auto glass repairs. Contact us today to get your vehicle back on the road!