Common Reasons that Windshields Need to Be Replaced

Common Reasons that Windshields Need to Be Replaced


For both safety and aesthetic reasons, it's important that you're driving with an unblemished windshield. When a windshield is cracked or chipped, it doesn't just make the car look worse, it can reduce visibility and make you more susceptible to getting in an accident. Also, a cracked windshield is more prone to shattering during a collision. In the event of a rollover accident, a shattered windshield could make your roof more likely to cave in, which poses a major danger. At Perfection Auto Refinish, our experienced technicians are experts at repairing and replacing auto glass. When you need windshield replacement or rock chip repair, visit our local body shop.

Why do windshields need to be replaced?

Large cracks are often the reason that windshield replacement is necessary. Typically, if the crack is more than four inches long, then repair won't be an option and you'll need to get a new windshield. For smaller cracks, it's important to get the repairs done quickly so the damage doesn't spread and require windshield replacement. Rock chips are another common cause of windshield replacement. As a general rule, if the rock chip is bigger than a quarter, then the windshield will have to be replaced. For smaller rock chips, it's always better to get the repairs done at an actual body shop rather than some roadside pop-tent where it may be more difficult to hold them accountable for the quality of their work. During the winter months, freezing temperatures sometimes cause chips and cracks to become strained, at which point they may expand to the point that windshield replacement is needed.

When a windshield becomes extensively scratched up, it'll probably need to be replaced. And it's best to get the replacement done quickly so that you're not driving with an obscured vision of the road.

One other common reason that windshields need to be replaced is that the windshield was incorrectly installed in the first place. If you suspect that your windshield was installed improperly, bring your car to us so we can give you a concrete answer. If it turns out that your windshield was poorly installed, we can quickly remedy the problem and ensure that you're driving with a safe windshield.

Windshield Replacement in Memphis, TN

When you need windshield repair or replacement in Memphis, contact Perfection Auto Refinish at (901) 245-5358 to schedule an appointment. At our nearby body shop, we can take care of any of your car's cosmetic needs. And feel free to use our easy online estimate tool!


Perfection Auto Refinish LLC Blog
Posted: July 13, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ