If you’ve spent your fair share of time on the road, you know that sometimes windshield damage is unavoidable. You might’ve caught minor chips, scratches, or even cracks on your windshield. But in your eyes, they are so minuscule that you choose to avoid it. Fast forward to summer, and you realize that it was a mistake. Can the summer heat worsen your windshield damage? – the answer is that it can!
To understand how this can be, you’ll need to understand that most windshields consist of two layers. Therefore, minor damage typically only impacts the outer layer. During the summer, our cars can get extremely hot. With higher temperatures, more pressure is put on the glass to cause it to crack or expand.
What can also worsen the damage even more is when you try to cool your car down. When you crank the A/C up too fast, it can cause a temperature shock from the inner layer of glass. And as a result, the damage can spread quicker.
Instead, we recommend protecting your windshield with the following cooling tips:
- Park in the shade to lower your cabin’s temperature
- Leave the slightest crack in your windows
- Avoid slamming your car doors when getting in and out of your car
All in all, we recommend getting minor windshield damages repaired as soon as you get them. Temperature changes are only one of many factors that cause your damage to spread. You can avoid all the worries and the potential threat of having to replace your windshield entirely by bringing your car to KAMS Auto Service Center for proper repairs. Please give us a call or visit our shop today for an estimate.