The unfortunate side-effect of treating snowy roads
“The salt and sand left behind from treating the snow-covered roads is now causing some problems for drivers.
Tires can kick up the leftover treatment, mix with rocks, and cause damage to windshields. The Windshield Shop stays busy during the winter.
On average, a simple rock chip replacement costs about 40 dollars, a much smaller expense than if it spreads.
“If water and debris gets in there and it gets cold enough and you’ve got you defrosters on full blast, it could send it spiraling,” said Manager Hilaro Orozco.”
Read more on this issue here.
If you’re traveling on a road treated with salt, sand, and rocks the best thing to do is keep plenty of distance. If possible allow for several car-lengths between you and the vehicle ahead. This should reduce the chance of rocks flung from tires hitting your windshield. If you do get a rock chip in your windshield be sure to have it fixed as soon as possible.
Short on time? No problem! Advantage Auto Glass offers mobile rock chip repair to residents in the Twin Cities area. Call us at 612-343-8984 to have a technician come out to you. You can also learn more about our mobile service by going here.