How to Avoid Windshield Damage

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One of easiest ways for drivers to care for their vehicle’s exterior is by protecting its windshield. Wondering how to avoid windshield damage? To help drivers keep their windshield in peak condition, we’ve put together several tips and tricks in the blog post below. 

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Mind Where You Park 

While many drivers associate automotive glass damage with accidents and road debris, the reality is there are plenty of hazards that can damage your vehicle while it’s not even in use. Whenever possible, drivers should park in an enclosed structure, like a garage, to ensure that their vehicle is as safe as possible from external damage. If enclosed parking isn’t available, drivers may want to avoid parking next to trees, which objects may fall from. 

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Don’t Follow Too Close on Rural Roads 

One of the most important ways drivers can protect their windshield from cracking or chipping is by maintaining a respectable distance from the vehicle in front of them, especially on unpaved or rural roads. Road debris kicked up from vehicles can cause a great amount of damage to a vehicle’s windshield. Similarly, trucks that are hauling gravel or similar material shouldn’t be followed too closely. 

Windshield Damage Only Gets Worse Over Time 

If you notice a crack or chip on your windshield, it’s important to get it looked at right away by a professional. Because vehicles vibrate while in use, any damage done to a windshield will only deepen and spread over time. Getting a small crack or chip repaired right away can save drivers on more costly repairs, or worse, a complete windshield replacement. 

Get Your Windshield Repaired or Replaced at Southbank Dodge

When your windshield gets cracked or chipped, the service team here at Southbank Dodge is the perfect place to go in the Ottawa area for repair or replacement. Drivers can book a service appointment right here on the Southbank Dodge website. Have any questions for our team? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our service team with any questions or concerns by contacting us through our website or by calling (833) 384-0278.