What Causes Windshield Damage?

*Services Request*

 
Name
Email
Phone
Vehicle Year, Make and Model
Specify Location
Service Type
Other Details
 

What Causes Windshield Damage?

Have you ever gone out to your car in the morning and noticed a crack or chip in the windshield that you swear wasn't there when you parked your car? Well it isn't just rocks kicked up by vehicles that can cause damage to auto glass. Let's take a bit of a closer look at what can cause damage to windshields.

Direct Impact

Probably the most obvious way a windshield will become damage is if the car traveling in front of you kicks up gravel or a rock that then becomes a projectile headed straight for your windshield. This will often times cause an immediate chip in the windshield and sometimes result in a large crack, depending on the type of impact and size of the object that hit the window. Many times small rock chips can be repaired, but this should be done immediately in order to preven the damage from spreading.

Hail Damage

Another common reason windshields become damaged is precipitation. Hail can cause major havoc for vehicles, and not just the glass, as it may end up causing a multitude of dings and dents across the body. In a hail storm that has hail large enough to cause damage to the windshield there is a good chance that you will end up needing a complete windshield replacement due to the widespread damage.

Sudden Temperature Change

A major and sudden change in air temperature and pressure can cause a windshield to crack. This is especially true if the vehicle is subjected to extreme cold. Moisture can cause cracks in a windshield very quickly and the expansion and contraction of the glass as the air warms and cools allows moisture into the microscopic pores of the glass. When it freezes and the moisture turns to ice it can cause cracking in the windshield. This is often times the reason you'll find cracking that wasn't there the day before.

Weak Glass

The process of creating windshields has yet to be perfected and the way it is most commonly done usually leaves weak spots in the glass. These spots are most often found within inches of the outer edge of the windshield. If you end up with a lemon of windshield even a bad bump or excessive pressure on the windshield (don't put your hands on the glass!) could cause it to crack.

Regardless of what has caused the windshield damage to your car it is imperative you have it repaired to ensure a safe and legal ride. If you need auto glass repair in the Puget Sound or throughout Oregon be sure to call Action Auto Glass. We can quickly determine is fixing the auto glass or replacing it is a better bet and get you on your way in a short amount of time. Call the location most convenient for you and let us take care of all your auto glass repair needs!


Action Auto Glass Blog

Written and Published By MORBiZ



Helpful Information

Types of Vehicles Serviced by Action Auto Glass
When to Call an Auto Glass Repair Shop?
FAQ: Windshield Replacement Services
Customer Reviews of Action Auto Glass in Salem
Understanding Rock Chip Repair
Customer Reviews of Action Auto Glass in The Dalles, OR
Busted Windshield - Repair or Replace?
Customer Reviews of Action Auto Glass in Portland, OR
Benefits of Mobile Auto Glass Repair
Simple Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter
Customer Reviews of Action Auto Glass in Tacoma
What Ensures a Quality Windshield Installation?
How does Automotive Safety Glass Work?
Protect Your Car's Windshield This Summer
5 Characteristics of an Expert Auto Glass Repair Shop
What Types of Auto Glass Damage can be Repaired?
How to Find a Great Auto Glass Replacement Company
Should You Repair or Replace a Cracked Windshield?
I Broke a Car Window, Can it be Replaced?
Is it time for auto glass repair?
What Causes Windshield Chips and Cracks?
Windshield Rock Chips & Cracks: Repair or Replace?
Broken Car Windows: Common Auto Glass Repair
Top Causes of Broken Auto Glass
What auto glass can be repaired or replaced?
FAQ: Auto Glass Repair
Common Types of Rock Chips
Why You Shouldn't Wait to Fix a Damaged Windshield
Why Choose Action Auto Glass?
Hard to Find Auto Glass Repair Services
How does Windshield Rock Chip or Crack Repair Work?
What Vehicles does Action Auto Glass Repair?
Windshield Damage: Repair or Replace?
Why Choose Action Auto Glass for Auto Glass Repair?
What to do when you need Auto Glass Repair
Common Causes of Windshield Damage
Where can I get Motorhome Glass Repair?
Top 5 Advantages of Windshield Chip or Crack Repair
8 Things that Can Cause a Windshield Crack
Why is it important to have chips, cracks and other windshield damage repaired?
Does Insurance Cover Auto Glass Repair
Do You Need a Free Auto Glass Repair Quote?
The importance of OEM Auto Glass for Replacement
Windshield Damage: Replacement or Repair?
Why Should I use Mobile Auto Glass Repair?
Awesome Traits of an Expert Auto Glass Repair Shop in The Dalles
Top Services of a Salem Auto Glass Repair Shop
6 Qualities of a Professional Auto Glass Repair Shop in Tacoma
How to Find Great Auto Glass Repair in Portland
When is it Time for Windshield Replacement?
What Window Glass can be Replaced?
4 Reasons to Repair Minor Auto Glass Damage
The places auto glass damage can occur
3 Reasons to have your Windshield Repaired
What Causes Windshield Damage?
What is Windshield Repair?
5 Qualities of Great Auto Glass Repair Company
5 Factors that Determine the Quality of a Windshield Installation
Preparing your Car for Winter
How to Care for Auto Glass
5 Types of Auto Glass Damage
How to Find a Great Auto Glass Company
4 Benefits of Windshield Repair
Should you Repair or Replace your Cracked Windshield?
OEM Auto Glass Vs. Aftermarket Auto Glass