The harsh climate of Canadian winters can put a great toll on your vehicle, and your windshield glass is one of the more vulnerable parts of your car!
Cracked windshield repairs can be costly if we leave our windshield damaged in the cold. But the good news is that you can prevent this by having your windshield repaired as soon as possible.
Here are our top 4 tips for maintaining your auto glass during winter.
Avoid Following Other Cars too Closely
Following cars in front of you too closely is one of the most common causes we end up going for cracked windshield repairs. In the winter, especially with the poor driving conditions and extremely hazardous black ice, remember to maintain a comfortable distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
Not only can you prevent accidents this way if the vehicle ahead of you was to come to a sudden stop, but it also prevents rock chips and debris from coming into contact with your windshield glass.
Windshield Resin in Cold Temperatures
Windshield resin takes more time to cure in cold temperatures. Rock chips spread much faster when there is a spike in temperature out in the freezing outdoors.
A way to avoid having to perform cracked windshield repairs often is to give your car time to heat up about a half-hour before driving. This is more effective than blasting the heat in your vehicle while you’re already on the roads.
Change Your Wiper Blades
The general rule of thumb as to when you should be changing your wiper blades is every 6-12 months. But this can be impacted when often driving out in the cold winter.
New wiper blades will ensure that your windshield glass is damage free longer.
In-shop & Mobile Cracked Windshield Repair
We recommend replacing your windshield as soon as possible and avoiding delaying any repair. Cracked windshields are a safety hazard as they can impact your visibility on the road.
Call us today at 403-457-4446. We provide an auto glass lifetime warranty to ensure you are confident with your newly replaced windshield.