Updated: Oct 15, 2020
With winter on the way, the UK will no doubt be getting its usual course of bad weather, which can make for tricky conditions on the roads. That’s why it’s so important to keep your car in optimal condition and address any issues before the weather gets too bad. One thing, in particular, is your windscreen if you see a chip or a crack get in contact with us today. We are Tough Car Glass, we offer a professional and cost-effective service. Here are just a few of the reasons why a well-maintained windscreen is so important for driving during the winter months.
It Offers Good visibility
It’s important to have good visibility when you drive anywhere, but in the rain and snow, it can make driving more difficult, especially with what you can see on the road. That’s why it’s important to make sure your windscreen is free from cracks and chips. This is done because:
Damage can be distracting
You need to be able to see the road ahead
Stopping distances are longer on wet and icy roads
Poor visibility can lead to accidents
While you shouldn’t drive with a damaged windscreen any time of year, it’s especially important to get things fixed when the weather is bad. If you are unsure as to what is a safe level, get in contact with us today. We will be more than happy to assist you with this.
Look Out For Debris
The Winter season can often mean a mixture of difficult driving conditions such as snow, sleet, hail and high winds too. This means the chance of falling leaves, branches and loose stones are high. If you already have a small weakness in your windscreen, then those loose stones and branches can result in a windscreen beyond repair. This is why windscreen replacement is important as soon as you notice damage, especially if road conditions deteriorate over the coming months.
What The Law Says
If you drive around with a damaged windscreen, you may be breaking the law. Windscreens and other car glass need to be well-maintained, so any chips or cracks could potentially see you facing a fine or points on your licence. During the winter and bad weather, it’s important to get a windscreen replacement as soon as you notice any damage because checks are often more vigilant when the roads are unsafe.
Preventing leaks and damage
During the summer months, you may have had small chips or damage around your windscreen seals that you hadn’t even noticed. By the winter months, you will certainly discover the condensation and leaks. Not only that but when water freezes it expands, which means those pre-existing cracks will turn into bigger ones. Not only will this potentially be damaging to your car, but it can also be distracting when you drive. You may simply need a windscreen chip repair to properly seal the glass, and this quick job is often covered by insurance, or you may need a replacement windscreen. Talk to our expert team today, get honest and professional advice. Fixing a leak quickly is important as damp and mould can soon ruin a car’s fabrics and interior, or even lead to rust.
Tough Car Glass
With over 20 years of experience, there is nothing we have not seen or done in the car glass trade. For the past 11 years, we have been qualified as ATA Master technicians. Our team goes above and beyond to cater to all your specific needs and ensure that our windscreen replacements are some of the best around. Through open communication and exceptional service, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for with automotive glazing. For more information about our windscreen replacements or any other of our services then give us a call. You can speak to a member of our team on 07716596649.