What To Do When a Rock Hits Your Windshield

Having a rock hit your windshield can be really shocking, dangerous or at the very least highly aggravating.  A high percentage of auto accidents are caused by rocks hitting windshields and the damage done to your vehicle can be huge.  Hopefully you won’t have this trouble this summer, but this blog outlines what to do in case you do.

Pull over and inspect for damage

The first thing to do, according to the American Automobile Association is to pull over and inspect for damage.  Stay calm, and call a friend or family member if you think you need help.

Cover the area

Next, cover the damaged area with clear tape to keep it clean and dry.  Definitely avoid extremely hot temperatures or, extremely cold temperatures and certainly avoid car washes also until you get your windshield repaired.  These tips are really important.  Really hot or cold temperatures and water also cause the damage to grow.

Check with your insurance

We’ve found in most cases auto insurance companies will waive the deductible for windshield repair.  This means it could well cost you nothing to repair the windshield.

Bring your vehicle into an auto glass repair shop

Whether you come to our business or another, the safety of you and your vehicle is really important to us and we strongly recommend not doing the repairs yourself but bringing it into an expert.  Mobile windshield repairs are available or bring it into our store. Believe it or not, unless the chip in your windshield is in your line of vision, it may be repairable.

Call us at 336-851-1300 anytime for any help at all with windshield repairs.  We’re here to help you!

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