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Cooler Temperatures Can Mean Cracked Windshields and Mobile Windshield Replacement

Tuesday February 02, 2010

HOUSTON, TX, January 22, 2010 /Transportation and Trucking PR News/ -- If you have stone chips in your windshield, it is time to call a Houston mobile windshield repair specialist. Otherwise, you will wake up one morning, start your car and turn on the defroster only to be followed by a loud crack. Instead of the small chip in your windshield you now have a three foot long crack in your windshield stretching from one side of your windshield to the other. Although temperatures don't plummet in Houston like some areas of the country, it only takes one frigid cold night to leave you in a bind.

The importance of the windshield glass is realized in the event of a vehicle collision with frontal impact or a vehicle roll-over. In such cases, the windshield glass serves as the first line of defense for the vehicle driver and passengers. As a structural component, the windshield glass fortifies the roof of the vehicle in order to prevent its collapse upon the driver and passengers in a roll-over. The windshield glass also serves as the foundation for the airbags. If the windshield glass is not installed properly, the expansion of the airbags in a frontal impact collision will force the car glass off the frame. When this happens, the airbags cannot function properly to protect the driver and front seat passenger. Lives may be lost.

Cracked windshields are hazardous to your health. Don't keep putting off getting a mobile windshield chip repair. Windshield repair remains relatively inexpensive compared to replacing the entire windshield.

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