Before extreme cold arrives, check your windshield for minor cracks
“Mike Powell, insight consultant at Defaqto said: “A small chip can turn into a nasty crack or even break your windscreen beyond repair if left. If you get a chip, you need to act fast to prevent the damage getting worse. Most insurers are happy to help you get your windscreen repaired to avoid the greater cost of having to replace it down the line. Check your policy to see what excess you may be liable for as this can be a nasty shock in some cases. Whatever happens, never pour boiling water on an icy windscreen as this can shatter it.” He says de-icer is best; failing that, rubbing alcohol mixed with water can work.”
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If you have a small crack or chip and your windshield is subjected to extremely cold temperatures, there is the possibility that the crack can worsen. It’s important to thoroughly inspect your windshield from time to time to prevent such incidents from occurring. Many insurance companies will gladly pay the cost for a chip repair as they know leaving it unfixed could lead to costlier repairs.
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