Sooner or later, your clear visibility of the road is broken and becomes a safety hazard! Thanks to Alberta’s heavy reliance on sand and gravel, it’s only a matter-of-when you’ll have to replace your cracked and damaged windshield. Cracks and chips go beyond a simple cosmetic problem that can actually be quite serious if ignored.
Replace Dangerous Cracked Windshield
Did you know that in the event of a vehicle collision, your windshield helps to disburse crash energy down the chassis? Cracks or chips can minimize and eventually over time completely void the safety feature of a windshield, even if the accident is minor. Even a small crack or chip can also impair a drivers field of vision.
If you you have a cracked or damaged windshield, Alberta law enforcement can issue a ticket! In Alberta, a driver of a vehicle is considered driving carelessly if that driver operates the vehicle that obstructs their clear vision in any direction and is subject to a fine. Having the windshield repaired or replaced can save a driver both time and money down the road. The longer you wait, the greater the problem becomes as chips and cracks spread.
Anything obstructing a drivers field of vision is clearly unsafe! Depending on the size, type, depth, severity and location of the damage, technicians at Sherwood Ford may recommend a full windshield replacement.
- Prepare your car before work begins
- Remove the damaged windshield from your vehicle
- Clean the original urethane adhesive off the metal frame of the vehicle
- Apply primer to the freshly cleaned metal
- Run a “bead” of the heated urethane adhesive onto the primer
- Install the new windshield
- Clean vehicle and area
You can expect same day service from Sherwood Ford at an affordable $249.95 for most basic windshields (some conditions apply, ie. vehicles equipped with rain sensors / lane departure, etc) So, when you’re faced with flying rocks or debris that cause that awful view, remember Sherwood Ford offers quality auto glass repair and replacement services on all makes and models.
Damage to your windshield does inevitably happen, so when it does occur, feel free to contact our service team at Sherwood Ford with any questions you may have regarding glass repair or replacement. To book an appointment, use Sherwood Ford’s easy online Schedule Service.