If you live in the GTA, you may notice that it has become increasingly difficult to get around the city without a vehicle. As a result, it is crucial to ensure that your vehicle is well maintained all year round so that you never have to go without a reliable source of transportation.
However, with your own vehicle comes great responsibility. Beyond keeping an eye on your vehicle’s fluid levels, batteries, and tires, you must also be mindful about the condition of your windshield. Though automotive glass is designed with durable materials to keep you and your passengers safe, often times it can also become damaged, making it a hazardous for not only you, but others on the road. As a result, we recommend scheduling a windshield repair or replacement at your earliest convenience with reliable technicians you trust–like ours at Wizard–should you fall victim to auto glass damages.
Interested to learn how you can steer clear of potential windshield damages? Keep reading for tips:
Maintain A Safe Distance
When on the road, you always want to ensure that you are maintaining a safe distance between your vehicle and the other vehicles on the road. A good rule of thumb is to leave enough room for 2-3 cars to fit in. This precautionary measure can not only spare your windshield from unnecessary damages (including falling snow and flying debris), it’s will also help you steer clear of potential accidents should the car in front of you break down or fall victim to an accident of their own.
Change Your Windshield Wipers Regularly
As one of the most commonly used components of your car, windshield wipers should be replaced regularly to ensure clarity when driving. Depending on the time of year, your local weather conditions could affect the wipers’ longevity. While in the summer, the extreme heat and UV rays can cause the rubber in your wipers to become brittle and crack, stubborn ice stuck to your wipers in the winter can weaken the strength and life expectancy of your windshield as it applies more pressure and strain than usual. As a result, we recommend replacing your wipers every 6 months and keeping an eye on the condition on your wipers for maximum safety on the roads.
Just as how the weather takes a toll on the longevity and reliability of your wipers and windshield, falling and rising temperatures outdoors can also contribute to windshield damages. As a result, we recommend parking your vehicle indoors or in a garage as often as possible. Whether it be the summer or the winter, it is important to spare your windshield from unnecessary stress to avoid potential damages that compromise the safety of you and your passengers.