It is never safe to drive with a cracked windscreen or vehicle window.
Besides the obvious dangers of reduced visibility and glass shards injuring you or your passengers, there are other safety concerns associated with cracked auto glass.
Once cracked, your windscreen will easily shatter if a flying object should hit your car, leaving you more exposed to injury on the road.
In addition, the structural integrity of your vehicle is compromised - in the case of a major accident, such as a roll over, a cracked windscreen cannot support the roof of the vehicle as effectively as an intact one.
In fact, on modern vehicles, windscreens play an integral part in keeping you safe, contributing up to 47% to the overall structural strength of your vehicle!
Small chips and cracks can sometimes be repaired, depending on their length and depth, and our RACQ authorised repairers will inspect and advise whether this is the case.
For bigger damage, a complete replacement is recommended - we’ll give you a quote depending on a number of factors, such as the make, model and year of your vehicle.
We can repair or replace windscreens and side windows for:
- Heavy machinery
If you have any questions about windscreen or auto glass replacement, please give our friendly team a call on 07 4031 7405 today!