“According to Anthony Volk Glass, in general, driving with small cracks in a windshield is not dangerous. However, as the crack spreads, it’s essential to get it replaced as soon as possible. There are two reasons large cracks and damaged windshields are dangerous.
Firstly, a cracked windshield is a weakened one. You’re far less protected from the next flying object once you’ve been hit by a rock, causing a crack. Whether that’s an animal crossing the road, falling gravel from a truck, or something else, it can be perilous. Once cracked, the integrity of the windshield is compromised. Moreover, hitting a deer could easily result in the glass shattering all over the driver and passengers. In addition, the deer would end up in your lap, which is very dangerous.
Secondly, decreased visibility of any kind while driving is a bad thing. Cracked windshields may only reduce visibility in small spaces, but that’ll increase. You never know when something will be perfectly aligned with a crack or blind spot, causing a crash.”
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Windshields are designed with two layers of glass for protecting the driver and other occupants. Once the first layer is cracked the second is exposed which has a greater chance of shattering. If a large object comes into contact with a damaged windshield the chance of injury drastically increases.
There’s just no reason to take chances and risk a serious injury or worse when you have a damaged windshield. Call Advantage Auto Glass at 612-343-8984 for affordable and courteous windshield repair service.