Structural SupportEven minor chips in the windshield endanger everyone inside of a vehicle. A chip or break in the windshield will compromise the structural protection a windshield provides. In the event of an accident, windshields offer a type of structural support that will keep the car intact. Without a properly functioning windshield, the vehicle’s roof could collapse in an accident. This helps with rollovers as well. Should a vehicle be turned upside, a bad windshield could be the reason the roof caves in and winds up severely injuring everyone inside the car.
Protective BarrierWindshields also serve as a protective barrier for passengers and drivers. In the event of a rollover, a windshield can keep drivers and passengers from being ejected out of the vehicle.
Even if a passenger is not thrown from the vehicle, they could be hit by debris from the actual collision. There is nothing to prevent any kind of metal or glass from flying in where the windshield used to be. Passengers hit by debris could suffer severe and even fatal injuries as the windshield is considered to be the top safety restraint on vehicles.
Protection in Newer CarsMany car manufactures are now producing automotive frames that are thinner as this is a choice prompted by style. The drawback is that thinner frames are more dependent on the strength of the windshield. That means that poorly installed or damaged auto glass present much more danger in the event of a collision. The way newer cars are manufactured demands that new and replacement windshields should always be fully intact.
Whenever you are in need of automotive glass repair or auto window replacement, contact the certified team of technicians at Wilson & Tucker. Offering top quality service and affordable windshield replacement prices, Wilson & Tucker can provide you with a safer way to travel.