Continue reading to learn more about what to do when you cannot see out of your windshield and when you will need to replace your windshield.
Driving in the winter can be stressful especially if you live in a location that gets very cold, snowy, and icy, such as Utah. Fresh tires, working brakes, and functioning steering systems are all important parts of car maintenance during the wintertime. These moving pieces are important to take care of. However, your car’s non-mechanized parts are just as vital to driving in the winter. For example, if you cannot see out of your windshield, then you are going to have a hard time driving.
How Long Do Windshields Last?
The first thing that is important to understand when it comes to your car’s windshield is the average amount of time that a windshield typically lasts. Most windshields last for about 3-5 years. Clearly, this amount of time will be impacted by several factors. Your windshield’s life can be impacted by factors including how often you drive the vehicle, the common road and weather conditions that you will experience on a day-to-day basis, and your personal driving habits.
When To Replace Your Windshield
In some cases, you may need to replace your windshield before the usual lasting period is finished. The first example of this would be when there is a crack or chip in the windshield. Sometimes windshield cracks can be fixed without having to replace the windshield. However, if the crack is longer than a dollar bill or the chip is larger than a quarter, it is probable that the windshield will have to be replaced. Please take your vehicle in if you notice either of these issues, as the cracked glass can become a safety hazard.
Most of the time, windshields only need to be replaced if there is significant damage to the windshield or if it has been a long time since the glass was replaced, meaning that the windshield is beginning to be worn down.
Is It Your Windshield Wipers?
If you are having trouble seeing out of your windshield during the winter time because your windshield is hard to see through, you may simply be dealing with a windshield wiper or a windshield cleaning fluid issue. If your windshield seems to be foggy or streaked on the outside, your window wipers may not be doing their job. By replacing your windshield wipers, you may be able to clear up the streaked windshield problem– literally. You may also need to replace your windshield cleaning fluid if it does not seem to be coming out or working properly.
Do You Need To Replace Your Windshield?
If you are needing to replace your windshield or are in need of any other type of vehicle repair service, feel free to reach out to us at Paskett Automotive. We offer comprehensive options that allow you to come in and leave with a fully functional vehicle. We recognize the importance of time and money, which is why we make it our highest priority to provide quality, affordable service in a fraction of the time. If you are interested in learning more about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, feel free to reach out to us today.