Common Misconceptions About Your Vehicle's Windshield

Windshields need to be clean and pristine to provide you visibility, safety, and protection from outside elements. Unfortunately, most people overlook the importance of their glass windshield until something goes wrong and it becomes a driving interference. Sadly, there are too many misconceptions when it comes to this car part and auto glass repair. Today, we will discuss these myths and why they're wrong.

Myth #1: Windshield can't break

People believe that cars are so modernized to the point where the glass on your car is prone to cracking or shattering. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Windshields can be damaged for a number of reasons, including vandalism, extreme temperatures, accidents, and even debris.

Myth #2: All windshield damages require a replacement

Many drivers think that any auto glass damage requires replacing the entire windshield, which is why they are hesitant and ignore small cracks or chips. However, minor damages with less than 1/2 or 1 inch can simply be repaired without needing a replacement at all. 

Myth #3: There's no need to worry about minor chips and cracks 

Small damages don't always stay the way they look. Due to temperature fluctuations and other external elements, minor chips can spread rather quickly. They also weaken the structural integrity of your overall windshield, which is why it should not go unnoticed. Even the most minor damages need repairs to ensure your and others' safety.

Myth #4: DIY repair kits are enough to get the job done

While repair kits are available to buy at specialty auto stores, they don't guarantee satisfactory results. Even if you read the instructions and look up tutorials on YouTube, the quality of DIY repair kits will never match professional auto glass services. 


We hope some of these myths taught you a thing or two about auto glass repairs. Our auto service shop proudly offers auto glass services. We have qualified technicians and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver exceptional results.


If you are looking for quality and fair-priced auto glass repairs in Pequannock, NJ, please call or visit Bock Automotive. 

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