When your windshield is damaged, it can affect the safety of you and other drivers on the road. That’s because your windshield does more than provide you with a clear view of the road ahead – it’s a critical safety feature on your car.
A damaged windshield compromises the structural integrity of your vehicle. If you get into a collision, it can shatter and cause serious injury. All the more reason to schedule a mobile windshield replacement in Calgary as soon as you need it. Even the smallest chip or crack can quickly spread, which is why we recommend having your windshield replaced before it becomes a more costly replacement.
If your windshield is damaged, here’s how to determine if it needs to be replaced.
Windshield damage that requires a full replacement
Some of the most common causes of windshield damage in Calgary are flying rocks and debris while driving on the highway, which can leave behind a crack or chip. When a crack or chip is left unattended, it will eventually spread due to changes in temperature, vibration while the car is driving, and going over bumps.
Generally speaking, a windshield will need a full replacement if:
- The chip is larger than 1-inch in diameter.
- The crack is longer than 8 inches long.
- There are multiple chips and cracks.
- The damage is directly in the driver’s line of sight.
- The crack spreads into the windshield’s edges.
- The damage penetrates the inner layers of the glass.
A windshield can be repaired if the damage is 1-inch or small in diameter or the crack is less than 8 inches long.
Where to get mobile windshield replacement in Calgary
We all know how important our safety is while driving. And we also understand how difficult it can be to find the time for a windshield replacement, especially during a busy time in your life.
The last thing anyone needs during such an inconvenient time period is to require more effort than what they’re already dealing with. That’s why our mobile service ensures both safety standards as well as convenience by visiting you at home or their office to replace your windshield.
At 5 Star Auto Glass, we offer free mobile windshield replacement for customers who are within 10km of our shop. If you’re outside of this area, no need to worry – we can still provide mobile windshield replacement services for a small fee. You can be out on the road safely with a brand new windshield – without having to leave your home or office!
Contact us for a free instant quote or call us at (403) 457-4446. We look forward to serving you!