A well-maintained fleet can reduce costs and downtime. Drivers should be on the lookout for windshield cracks, chips, dirt or bugs that may compromise visibility.
Chips and cracks on a windshield often go unnoticed, but these tiny imperfections can cause some of the most dangerous situations for drivers. A chip or crack in their line of sight is distracting to them and may even lead to an accident because it blurs their vision while driving.
Of all things that can happen when transporting vehicles like fleet maintenance managers think chips and small cracks are least likely problems yet they’re actually major concerns for both driver safety as well as organization’s bottom lines due costs involved.
The newer glass used in cars is lighter and better, but it has made the window more likely to crack.
Here are few things to consider in how you select vehicle glass repair or replacement and how to decide upon the work to be done:
Is a chip in your windshield really that bad?
Cars are complicated machines that require constant maintenance and attention. They also have a lot of moving parts, which means they can get damaged easily – if you don’t take care of them! This is why it’s so important to pay close attention when your car has problems.
Your vehicle’s windshield is not just a safety measure: it also ensures that your airbags deploy properly and helps maintain the structural integrity of your car in case you roll over.
Damaged glass can be incredibly fragile and should not be used unless it is repaired or replaced.
Is a chip repairing really a safe alternative to glass replacement?
The fleet manager is responsible for ensuring that the vehicles are in running condition. There’s no worse feeling than being on a job and having to turn back because one of your cars has broken down or caught fire. That said, it comes as quite an inconvenience when you need to replace windshields frequently due to small chips or cracks which could be easily repaired with modern technologies like Gorilla Glass repair kits!
The chip repair process is a simple fix that can be done in minutes. A vacuum creates an airtight seal and with the use of UV light, we are able to harden this resin over your damaged area within seconds!
Not all auto glass and windshield repairs are equal, nor is the training that technicians receive.
What if the crack is too big to repair?
If you need to replace your car’s window, be sure it passes National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards before getting a new one!
If you work with a glass shop that offers nationwide warranties for as long as you own or lease the vehicle, be sure to make sure they also have guarantees in place so your warranty will pass inspection.
How soon can I get my windshield replaced?
The downtime will depend on a number of variables, including how quickly the service can be scheduled and proximity to a physical location. Service appointments are often made same day or next day, depending on availability. And fortunately for you – many providers offer mobile repairs technicians that come out right away!
With a cracked windshield, it is important to get the work done as soon as possible. The technician will advise you on safe drive-away times after they install your new glass in about an hour or more depending on how long before then you discovered the problem and brought it into one of our shops for service
Are there any risks for you to take a chance?
The risk of damaging your vehicle during a replacement has decreased significantly over the years due to enhanced technician training and the development of innovative tools.
Premiere Auto Glass’s technicians are some of the most well-trained in the industry. Training includes months of intensive schooling and a live apprenticeship with another technician to gain hands on experience and knowledge before certification can be given.