While summertime brings the promise of sunny days and road trips, it also has high temperatures that can damage your windshield, leading to costly repairs or even a replacement. To learn how to protect your auto glass from extreme heat this summer, use the guide below.
How Does Heat Damage Auto Glass?
While extreme heat causes expansion in auto glass, exacerbating existing chips or cracks and causing them to spread, rapid temperature fluctuations can also be damaging to your windshield.
Because cold air causes glass to contract, differentials such as quickly moving your vehicle from the direct heat into a cool parking garage, exposure to cold air from an AC vent, or even parking in the shade, can shock your glass and cause it to crack.
How Can I Prevent Damages?
The best way to protect your windshield is by avoiding direct sunlight as much as possible. While this isn't practical while driving, storing your car in the garage while at home, or under a tree while you're away, can minimize your windshield's exposure to excessive heat, reducing the chances of shock.
When running your air conditioner, point the vents away from your windshield glass to prevent temperature differentials. Consider purchasing a windshield shade, which deflects UV rays and extreme heat, keeping your auto glass cooler and making it less prone to shattering.
Inspect your windshield regularly, addressing any small chips or cracks in the glass right away before they have a chance to spread and damage your entire windshield.
If your windshield is damaged, contact the professionals at GlassPro, Inc. in Lawrenceburg, IN. Their highly skilled technicians specialize in auto glass chips, repairs, and windshield replacements with a dedication to quality and reliability. They believe that you have the right to select the glass company of your choice (not your insurance company), which is why they work hard to provide the best possible service and solutions for all of their customers. Contact them today at (513) 874-6559 to schedule an appointment or visit them online to learn more about their services.