HOW AUTO GLASS BREAKS
PRIMARY CAUSE FOR AUTO GLASS TO BREAK
All auto glass damage requires attention to prevent more damage. It is important to know why your auto glass is broken or cracked. By knowing "why" Clear-Vu Glass technicians will be able to maintain your vehicle's integrity as well as safety.
The two normal causes of glass breakage are:
The most common type of breakage comes from impacts to the glass from flying objects like rocks when your car is moving, or dings which generally occur when your car is stationary. Either of these can result in sufficient force striking your auto glass to cause failure, which means your glass will sustain a break, crack or shatter. This is what happens when auto glass loses its strength. Even though is often possible to see through your auto glass; the break, crack or chip creates a weak point which decreases the integrity of your vehicle increasing the likelihood of compromise of your safety/protection systems.
- STRESS CRACKS OR FRACTURES
Stress cracks or fractures occur when auto glass twists or experiences torque. This typically occurs when the body or frame moves sufficiently to cause your auto glass to fail. This can occur when your windshield was improperly mounted or the vehicle sustains sufficient impact to cause pressure on the glass.