If your windscreen becomes chipped or cracked, you probably know that you should get this repaired and resolved as quickly as possible. But do you know the potential dangers of driving with windscreen chips? And the long lasting impact this can have? Well, here at Red Rose Windscreens, we are Preston’s leading windscreen repair specialists. And this is our guide to everything you should know about why fast windscreen repair could help you to stay safe.
What are the dangers of driving with windscreen chips?
It can be particularly risky and potentially dangerous to drive while your windscreen is chipped. The dangers include:
- Weakening the glass- A chip or crack in your windscreen can actually weaken the strength of the glass, and make your windscreen more susceptible to shattering completely. Especially in the current weather conditions and temperatures that we are experiencing, where the freeze/thaw process is ongoing. A chip will be expanded by road vibrations, as well as temperature, and this can lead to a much larger crack, or series of chips forming, which over time can increase the chance of your windscreen needing to be fully replaced, or shattering. This can be incredibly dangerous, particularly if you are driving at the time.
- Driver blind spot- depending on the location of the chip, this can cause a blind spot for the driver, which can lead to minor bumps and collisions, and even full road traffic accidents. So to keep you and your passengers safe, as well as other road users, make sure that your chip is resolved and repaired as soon as possible.
- Distracting the driver- if the chip is in your peripheral vision, you could find that this becomes distracting while driving, which can be dangerous.
If your car develops a chip or crack, no matter how small, get it repaired immediately. Get in touch with the professionals today, here at Red Rose Windscreens.