5 Tips for Avoiding Damage to Your Auto Glass
1. Drive slowly on gravel roads
Take extra care to drive slowly on gravel roads. You’ll have better traction if you take it slow and you’ll reduce the chance that one of those tiny rocks will fly up and leave you with a windshield chip that’ll need professional repair.
2. Leave plenty of space
You should always leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you, no matter what type of road you’re driving on. And on a gravel road, this is especially important. Rocks and other debris will be less likely to fly up and hit your windshield; you’ll greatly reduce your chances of ending up at the auto glass repair shop.
3. Watch out for heavy trucks
Leaving space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you is vital when you’re following a heavy truck. Heavy trucks can kick up a lot more dirt and debris off the road than regular vehicles. If you follow too closely behind them, especially on a gravel or freshly sanded road, you’re putting your windshield at risk of needing major repair.
4. Stay away from dump trucks
Dump trucks often carry loose debris that can come lose and hit your windshield, even when the back of the truck is covered with a lid or tarp. If you’re approaching a dump truck, leave extra space and watch out for falling debris that could damage your window beyond repair and require a full windshield replacement.
5. Take care of chips without delay
Rocks and gravel hitting the windshield are the most common reason that people need auto glass repair in Winnipeg, especially during the winter. The city sands the roads to make them safer during icy winter conditions but all that sand leaves many people looking for windshield chip repair throughout the winter months. If you notice a chip or crack on your windshield bring it in for professional repair at Hometown Auto Glass right away.
With over 60 years in the business, we’re one of Winnipeg’s most trusted window, auto glass and windshield repair shops. Our glass repair experts will fix your windshield quickly and efficiently so you can be back on the road again in no time. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to get a free estimate!