Windshield damage is commonplace for all vehicle owners, and it is often overlooked as a safety hazard, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Driving with a cracked windshield poses as a danger to passengers and other drivers on the road. Never drive with windshield damage that impairs a driver’s field of vision. It is best to get your windshield replaced urgently to avoid any serious or life threatening injuries.
These are the hidden dangers of driving with a damaged windshield:
1. Risk of Ejection from the Vehicle
A windshield is the backup safeguard in keeping passengers safe during a collision should the vehicle’s seat belts fail. In the event of an accident, a cracked windshield may fail to properly provide support resulting in passengers being ejected from the car. The windshield is a last protective measure to keeping passengers inside the vehicle during a collision.
2. Improper Airbag Deployment
Airbags rely on the support of the windshield when deployed. When airbags are triggered the windshield is the backstop for inflating the airbag towards the passenger. A damaged windshield may shatter due to the pressure and the airbag could deploy outside the vehicle offering no protection for passengers.
3. Lack of Roof Support
During a roll-over accident, the windshield acts as a support beam to keep the vehicle’s roof from collapsing in. A compromised windshield does not retain the structural support needed to keep a car’s roof from caving in.
4. Loss of Structural Integrity
The windshield is designed to help distribute impact and force during a front-end collision. With the help of the windshield the force of impact is diffused to the chassis of the vehicle. This minimizes the effect of the crash within the car, protecting the passengers. A damaged windshield however, could shatter from the pressure causing greater risk and injury.
Nano tech coating
Nano tech coating utilizes a special nanotechnology formula to form an invisible protective coating on windshields, greatly enhancing driver visibility and safety in bad weather driving conditions. Its sophisticated chemical composition ensures surfaces have only minimal contact with foreign particle matter (dirt, bugs, ice, etc.), meaning such pollutants disappear easily without scouring or using chemical agents.