The windshield has come a long way. As part of your vehicle’s safety restraint system (SRS), it protects you from roadway debris, weather, vehicle emissions, and provides structural integrity to your vehicle in the event of an accident.
Protection in the Event of an Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 40,000 Americans are killed and more than 5 million are injured in highway motor vehicle crashes each year. Of the motor vehicle fatalities that occur, more than 30% are due to people who are ejected from the vehicle or injured during vehicle rollovers.
Your windshield supports the overall structure of your vehicle’s main cabin, and it can protect passengers from being crushed during accidents and/or ejected.
If you’ve experienced any damage to your windshield, or if you suspect other issues related to your vehicle’s windshield, contact us today to find out whether you should have your windshield replaced or repaired.
4 Important Functions of Your Windshield
#1 – Visibility
In the old days, people used to wear goggles to keep bugs and highway debris out of their eyes. Today, the windshield offers both protection and better visibility. It is important to keep your windshield clear.
#2 – Airbag Support
Though not as obvious, your vehicle’s windshield supports the passenger side airbag during deployment in the event of an accident. If your windshield is installed properly, your airbags may not deploy properly.
#3 – Cushion During Impact
Believe it or not, the windshield is made of a flexible polyvinyl layer that is sandwiched between two layers of glass. While the glass may break upon impact, the polyvinyl layer offers some cushioning.
#4 – Structural Support
Today’s windshields provide structural support to the rest of the main part of the car. If your windshield is not installed properly, it can actually cause other problems to the overall functionality of your vehicle!
Your Top Choice for Windshield Replacement in Cary
Glass Solutions, LLC is a leader in windshield replacement in Cary. We offer professional windshield replacement and repair services from certified technicians who are skilled in automotive glass repair. Currently, we offer professional windshield replacement in Cary for:
- Cars, Trucks, SUVs
- Commercial Vehicles
- And More!
We currently offer front and rear windshield replacement in Cary as well as other auto glass repair services, such as side glass.
Repair Your Windshield!
At Glass Solutions, we give you more reasons to choose us as your windshield repair experts. Here are some reasons:
- FREE Windshield Repair Estimates
- We Accept Insurance
- We Guarantee Our Work
- Easy Payment Options
We care about you and your safety, which is why we only offer the best windshield repair services in Cary! Your vehicle’s windshield is an integral part of your overall safety! As your trusted windshield repair expert, we offer the best quality services so that you can have peace of mind while driving on the road.
Windshield Replacement FAQs
How much does it cost to replace a broken windshield?
The cost to replace a broken windshield varies based on the damage, your vehicle’s make/model, and other factors. While many windshield replacement companies charge $250-500 (or more) to replace a broken windshield, Glass Solutions provides the most cost-effective windshield replacement services in Cary, NC for less than most competitors. Not only are our windshield replacement services affordable, but we stand behind our work. To request a free estimate, click here.
How do I know if my windshield needs to be replaced or repaired?
As a general rule, if your windshield has a crack that is shorter than 2 inches wide and less than 1 inch deep, your windshield many only need to be repaired rather than replaced. However, if your windshield has a crack that is deeper and winder than the above measurements, it will most likely need to be replaced in full. To request an estimate and/or advice from our auto glass professionals in Cary, please click here.
Does replacing a car’s windshield decrease the value of the car?
In most cases, replacing the windshield on your car will not decrease its value unless the windscreen is also broken. If you are concerned about the value of your vehicle post-replacement, you may also request that the windscreen be replaced.
How long does it take to replace a windshield?
Our Cary auto glass repair technicians typically spend 1-2 hours replacing a windshield. However, there are several factors that contribute to the time it takes to replace a windshield, including the outside temperature and the steps taken to prepare your windshield for replacement. Additionally, it is recommended that you wait at least one full hour after the service is completed before you drive for safety reasons.
While we work quickly, we also ensure your windshield replacement is done accurately. In other words, we don’t rush to get the job done because we prioritize and appreciate your business.