As a driver, you try to stay safe on the road, but you can’t control everything that happens. A stray rock hitting your windshield could cause a chip that makes it hard to see. Although you can’t always keep this from happening, there are ways to minimize the risk.
Super Auto Glass offers four tips on preventing rocks from damaging your windshield and what to do if you need a repair or replacement.
Avoid Following Large Trucks
Larger trucks and vehicles, particularly those with four back tires, are more likely to pick up rocks and fling them farther creating the need for windshield repair in Calgary. When possible, avoid driving behind such vehicles, especially if the mud flaps are missing or damaged. If you must follow them, leave plenty of distance between your vehicles.
Keep a Safe Distance to Minimize Damage
Leaving space between your car and the vehicle in front of you is important even if it’s just a standard vehicle. The greater the distance, the more likely it is that any rocks picked up by their tires will fall harmlessly to the ground before hitting your windshield. If you’re driving on a gravel road, leave even more space.
Get a Windshield Protective Film
You can add a layer of protection to your windshield with a clear protective film placed over the glass. This makes the windshield more resistant to damage from rocks. It’s also beneficial if your windshield gets damaged because the film helps hold the glass in place until you repair it.
Deal with Chips Immediately with Calgary Windshield Repair
If you do get a chip from a flying rock, act quickly. A prompt response usually makes windshield repair in Calgary possible. Waiting gives the chip or crack time to grow and may result in the need for windshield replacement in Calgary.
Fast & Affordable Windshield Replacement in Calgary
From Calgary to Airdrie, Cochrane to Strathmore and anywhere between, we are the #1 choice for windshield replacement and repair. With our distinct knack for repairing vehicles with efficiency and professionalism for the past ten years, Super Auto Glass is Calgary’s most trusted source for automotive repair!
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