According to the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles, the state performs vehicle inspections to ensure safe operation. It’s necessary to pass this assessment for your car, truck, or SUV to be considered road legal. Hilltop Auto Glass believes you should consider getting a windshield replacement before this inspection. Here’s more on the importance of a perfectly intact windshield.
Why You Need to Replace Your Windshield Before a Vehicle Inspection
If your windshield is cracked or chipped, your car may not pass the inspection and you’ll have wasted the time and possibly the fee for the assessment. You’ll have to leave, get the issue fixed, and return for a second inspection — that may mean paying the fee twice and wasting valuable time in the process. If you go in with a perfect windshield, on the other hand, you’ll be ready for the inspection.
Safety Concerns of a Damaged Windshield
Why is this part of the inspection process such a big deal? Your windshield can pose a serious safety hazard if it features cracking or chipping. It could crack more while you're driving, posing a safety threat to you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road. By maintaining a proper windshield, you’re minimizing the likelihood of this issue occurring. After all, it’s easier to see out of and navigate from behind an intact damage free windshield. Windshield replacement cost will vary, depending on the vehicle, and are absolutely worth the investment, as they’ll better your driving experience and improve your and other drivers safety on the road.
To learn more about the ways you can increase your car’s likelihood of passing the Pennsylvania DMV inspection, call the experienced team at Hilltop Auto Glass at 1-(800) 544-1713. They have more than 40 years of experience with windshield replacements, and with three locations across Apollo, Kittanning, and Natrona Heights, they’re able to cater to your convenience. Visit the website for more information on the company, and connect with the team on Facebook.