Jim Olson, director of national accounts and brand awareness for NOVUS® Windshield Repair, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, said: “There are no Federal or State regulations governing the safety or quality of windshields that are replaced once the car is on the road—just new vehicles. Most motorists are not glass experts so assessing the quality of the glass and installation are problems.”
Around 80 percent of windshield replacement claims relate to smaller repairs than the one in the viral Reddit image, often being for edge cracks, according to Insurance Journal.
In an accident, your windshield can save your life. For that reason, Olson advises repairing windshields even if they are only slightly damaged with stars, scratches, small cracks or holes: “Repairs not only eliminate unsightly flaws, preventing further spread, they also allow you to keep the factory-installed windshield which is safer and sounder. That is always the better option where possible.”
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The image referenced above pertains to a vehicle that had its windshield pierced by a huge tree branch. While these are the types of accidents involving windshields that make the rounds on the internet, you rarely hear about rock chip and minor damage. If left untreated, this damage can spread causing a huge a safety issue for the vehicle occupants.
Don’t delay in getting that rock chip or crack fixed! Contact the professionals of Advantage Auto Glass at 612-343-8984 for courteous and prompt service.