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Do You Need a Windshield Repair?

Have a damaged windshield? Here are three major signs that you need to visit your local auto-glass company for a windshield replacement. 

A windshield is an important auto-glass investment and a crucial safety feature for your vehicle. In the event of an accident, the windshield serves to:

  • Contain the airbag after deployment
  • Prevent ejection of passengers
  • Increase impact resistance
  • Prevent collapse of your car roof

That is why a chip or crack in your auto glass should never be taken lightly. Whether you require a windshield repair or a side mirror replacement, our team at Diamond Glass has the skill, knowledge and equipment to get you back on the road quickly and safely.

Auto Glass Repair

3 Signs You Need a Windshield Replacement

Your windshield is an important safety feature of your car. It needs to be sturdy, trustworthy and free of defects. However, many car owners tend to ignore big red flags that their windshield has been compromised.

To ensure the safety of you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road, here are 3 signs you must look out for that could indicate you need an immediate windshield repair:


While a scratched windshield doesn’t usually cause any distressing damage to your auto-glass, or bring the possibility of the entire windshield shattering, minor damage should still be repaired.

This is especially imperative if there are scratches directly in your line of vision as it could obscure your vision and cause an accident.

  1. CHIPS

A chip in a windshield occurs when a small rock or other object impacts it, nicking the glass and causing a small, damaged spot. Even though the damage may seem minor, it’s important to repair your windshield as soon as possible.

This is because driving with a chipped auto-glass can pose many dangers including:

  • reduced visibility for the driver. 
  • a weak spot in the auto-glass, compromising the integrity of your windshield.
  •  an annoying distraction, affecting the driver’s attention.
  • a small chip can expand into a crack and eventually lead to a shattered windshield.

Windshield Repair


A cracked windshield can be a major nuisance for any driver. Whatever the case may be, most auto-glass experts agree that it is too dangerous to continue driving a vehicle with a cracked windshield.

Below are some of the reasons why you should have your cracked windshield replaced ASAP:


Poor Roof Support

A windshield plays an important role in the integral support structure of your car. If you’re involved in an accident with a cracked windshield, it won’t be as effective in keeping the roof from falling in.

Risk of a Shattered Windshield

Even during a small fender bender, a cracked windshield can shatter, causing significant damage to you and your passengers.

Improper Airbag Deployment

The windshield serves as a back support to your airbag. A cracked windshield won’t be able to do this effectively, increasing the risk of injury to your passenger and causing your windshield to shatter.


Higher Risk of Being Thrown From The Car

The windshield offers additional support to your seat-belt. It is another mechanism to prevent you from being thrown from the car in case of an accident.

A cracked windshield is not as strong and won’t be able to perform this function properly.


Calgary Side Mirror Replacement

Just like your windshield, your vehicle’s side mirrors are an important part of its safety system. Unfortunately, they are also one of the easiest parts of your car's auto glass to break. If you do have a damaged side mirror, a repair or replacement is important.

Side mirrors have many important functions. They can:

  • Provide you with extra visibility
  • Allow you to park safely
  • Help you see areas that are in your blind spot

Side Mirror Replacement

Have a damaged side mirror? Bring your car into our Calgary auto-glass shop today.

If you need a side-mirror repair or replacement, don’t put it off! Our auto-glass team can assess the extent of the damage, give you a FREE QUOTE on the repairs and let you know how long it will take to restore your vehicle to a like-new condition.

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Whatever your auto-glass needs, whether it’s a windshield repair or a side mirror replacement, our team has the skill and expertise to repair your vehicle quickly and efficiently. To find out more, contact our Calgary office at 403-568-7086 or request a quote.

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