A chipped or cracked windshield can present a real safety hazard. Sunlight could hit the crack or chip and become refracted, temporarily blinding you while you are behind the wheel. A damaged windshield is not structurally sound, and you might not be protected against the collapse of your vehicle's cab during a rollover accident.
If you don't have time to immediately contact an auto glass repair shop, there are some things you can do to help stop the crack from spreading and causing additional damage.
Imagine this: you're driving down the freeway, minding your own business, when a semi truck in front of you suddenly kicks up a large piece of gravel in a construction zone. The gravel hits your car's windshield and cracks it. Hopefully, you'll never be in this situation, but if you are, it's important that you know the next steps to take.
Pull Over if Your View is Obstructed
If the windshield crack occurs in an area of your windshield that significantly obstructs your view, you'll need to pull off the road as soon as it is safe to do so.
Most vehicles need new brakes about once every one to five years, depending on how much you drive. On average, you want the brakes replaced after driving about 50,000 miles. While this is true, most people will focus on the brake pads when it comes to replacement. The rotors also need to be replaced on occasion, and you do have some choices when it comes to the rotors. Keep reading to learn about how you should make a choice when looking at the parts.