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Common Causes of Windshield Damage

Rock chips and windshield cracks occur thousands of times per day on highways and roads all around the world. These types of damages are perhaps the most common forms of any auto body damage. So what makes this type of problem so, normal, to put it one way? Well this damage can occur for several reasons. Let's take a look at some of the most common causes of windshield damage.

Hail

In the PNW we are subject to various types of weather and a common reason windshields become damaged is frozen precipitation. Hail will not only crack and shatter auto glass but it can riddle a car with dents all over its body. Large hail stones may result in a need for complete windshield replacement due to the major damage they will cause.

Rapid Temperature Change

A large and sudden change in temperature and air pressure can result in a windshield crack. This is more true if the car is subjected to extremely cold temps. Moisture in the microscopic pores of the glass may cause cracks in a windshield as the expansion and contraction of the glass takes place during temperature changes.

Weak Windshield Glass

There are faults in the manufacturing process of windshield glass production, which can leave weak spots in the glass. These spots are often found just inches from the outer edge of the windshield. If you end up with a lemon of windshield even a bad bump can cause it to crack.

Direct Impacts

Windshield damage is most commonly caused by direct impacts. This occurs when the car traveling in front of you kicks up gravel or a rock that then becomes a projectile headed straight for your car. This will generally cause a chip in the windshield and sometimes result in a large crack, depending on what hit the windshield and where. Small rock chips can often be repaired, but this service should be done immediately to prevent the damage from growing any worse.

Regardless of what caused your car's windshield damage you need to have it repaired to ensure a safe ride. If you need auto glass repair in Portland, OR, Tacoma, WA, Salem, OR or The Dalles, OR, get in touch with Action Auto Glass. We can quickly get your glass repaired or replaced. Call the location most convenient for you and let us take care of all your auto glass repair needs!


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