Have you ever wondered how that tiny chip in your windshield has grown over night or even your lunch hour to be a crack? Well it’s not uncommon for a chip to all of a sudden turn into an unsightly crack, especially if it’s in your line of vision.
This is common in climates, such as the one Calgary experiences, since we have such a yo-yo temperature range from day-to-day. In fact, even going into a warm car wash and then going out into colder temperatures immediately following can cause it.
That’s why it’s important for driver’s to get those windshield chips fixed as soon as possible, in order to avoid cracks in the future. The majority of auto body shops in Calgary offer this service to customers, as well as specialized glass shops, such as Speedy Auto Glass.
Because a new windshield can cost anywhere from $150 to well over $300, it’s important to prevent further damage. It’s also important if you are in the market for a new car, that you take that into account when you are shopping used cars.
If the vehicle you have your eye on has a cracked windshield, talk to the Calgary car dealers to see if they will either replace it before you purchase it or that they will take the expense of replacing it off the final price.