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Auto Glass Safety

Don't Take Your Windshield for Granted

Even though the windshield is an object that we look at every time we enter a vehicle, it's easy to take for granted its role concerning our safety in everyday driving conditions and especially in cases of a crash. Just like a seatbelt, a safety device that we're almost constantly aware of, your car's windshield is a federally mandated piece of safety equipment. A damaged or improperly installed windshield could lead to potentially disastrous consequences in a crash scenario.

No Shortcut to Safety

 

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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