Learn more about the importance of auto glass and how it affects your safety.
As its name suggests, a windshield's primary function is to shield the inside of a vehicle from the force of wind caused by driving as well as inclement weather conditions and debris kicked up from other drivers in normal driving conditions. In cases of a crash, the windshield is a key element in protecting you and your passengers:
- Your windshield gives vital structural support to the vehicle's roof. Any damage to your windshield, such as a crack or chip, can compromise the windshield's strength which may result in the roof collapsing in the event of an accident.
- Your windshield is instrumental in keeping you and your passengers inside the vehicle in the event of a collision. The safest place to be during a car accident is inside the vehicle.
- In cases of a rollover, the windshield is designed to prevent the roof from collapsing and injuring the car's driver and passengers. It is estimated that up to 70% of structural integrity is provided by the windshield during a rollover.
A windshield installed incorrectly compromises the safety of everyone inside the vehicle. Don't let a negligent windshield installation threaten your safety or those of your passengers. Call Lowcountry Auto Glass for an experienced professional.
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