If you have ever had car glass damage — and who hasn’t? — you may want to consider coverage for accident and damage contingencies. Every car sustains damage over time even if they are never involved in an accident. Rocks are kicked up by other cars, debris falls off larger vehicles as they drive down the road.  Even Mother Nature conspires to get you with high winds, falling rocks, hail, and tree branches.  Your car can take a beating just sitting in a driveway, so consider what you can do to ensure that the vehicle stays safe and keeps you safe.

Car glass damage tends to fall in three categories: acts of nature, accidents, and road damage.  If your car gets caught in a high wind and sustains damage to the windshield, you will likely want to replace it.  If you are involved in an accident or a high-speed baseball damages your car glass, you will want it repaired.  If another vehicle kicks up road rocks and one chips or cracks your auto glass, you will want it repaired.

Why? Why not just live with the slight inconvenience of the crack?

When auto makers are designing your vehicle, they do everything they can to ensure the safety of the occupants.  Part of that design is the auto glass. It isn’t there simply to give you a great view of the mountains and lakes.  The windshield has to enable you to see the lines on the road clearly despite rain and fog.  You need to not have pitted glass and large chips and cracks to obscure your vision.

Additionally, part of the structural integrity of the vehicle frame rests on the glass. Where there is glass, you don’t have metal, so that part of your vehicle is potentially weak.  Glass is strong enough to support the frame and keep you from being crushed in an accident, but not if it is weakened with cracks and chips.

Take care of your family and your vehicle. Take care of the glass.