Just like your windshield allows you to see the road ahead, the side windows of your car allow you to see what is going around you. Often because we are so focused on what is going on in front of us, we forget to check what is going on everywhere else. The same happens with maintaining the side windows of cars. They need to be checked regularly to make sure they are in working order. If you need to get your vehicle’s side windows repaired or replaced, Wizard Auto Glass has a team of specialist that will fix your damaged windows in no time.
How Side Windows Get Damaged
The side windows are not just for checking the areas around the vehicle, but they also let light in as well, which is just as important for seeing conditions. The side windows of your car can become damaged in a number of ways, including theft, auto collisions, accidents, and fallen trees to name a few. Small stones or salt chunks in the winter can also fly up and create cracks or chips in the side window, which unless checked regularly, can be hard to spot.
If your side windows are scratched or damaged, it makes it harder for you to see out of, which in turn makes it more likely for you to get into an accident. If you can’t see the car coming, you won’t realize they’re there until it’s too late. Side collisions are just as likely as front-end or rear-end collisions. They can potentially be more dangerous if there are other passengers in the car.
Other Common Problems
There are a couple of other common problems that can occur with side windows. One is that the windows might get stuck, meaning they won’t open or close. If this happens there might be something wrong with the gears, or electronics if you own a newer model, and if this happens the best thing to do is take it to a auto service shop to get a professional to fix it.
Repair vs Replace
If you are worried about how expensive replacing windows in your car can be, ask your mechanic if a repair can be done instead. Often if the damage is small the glass can be repaired for a lot less. As well, many services will have competitive pricing.