The weather is finally warming up in Toronto. For some people, this means more roads trips and vacations; that’s a lot more driving than the winter months. This also means your windshield is more likely to be damaged.
Sadly, sometimes cracks and chips are just unavoidable. If you need a windshield service, give Wizard Auto Glass a call. All windshield services come with a lifetime guarantee.
While damage to our windshields often no avoidable, there are a couple of easy things that you can do while driving to avoid cracks and chips from rocks that might get thrown at your car. Keep reading for our driving tips on how to avoid damage to your windshield.
Mud Flaps: Mud flaps are sometimes on larger vehicles. They are used to protect the vehicle, and the cars around and behind it, from mud, dirt, rocks, and debris. If the flaps are damaged, then they are not much help against rocks that could fly up at your windshield. Even if larger trucks are supposed to have mud flaps, not all do; make sure you take note of larger vehicles and stay a safe distance from them to avoid damage to your windshield.
Distance: Keep a safe distance back from other cars. If you are following too closely to other cars, you are prone to getting hit by rocks and other debris. Try and remember the three-second rule; you should keep a speed that puts you three seconds behind the vehicle in front of you. Choose a point that the car in front of you goes by, and count how long it takes you to drive past it. If it’s less than three seconds, reduce your speed.