Getting in an accident is stressful enough, and driving around afterward with a damaged windshield can prove dangerous. Your windshield is a critical part of the driver restraint system in your vehicle. If it sustains damage, your safety could be at risk. At Centennial Glass, we know how important it is that your auto glass remains fully intact. That’s why we provide comprehensive glass inspections to give you peace of mind following a collision. Have you recently been involved in an auto accident? If so, read on to learn why you should have your windshield inspected.

Your Windshield Provides Structural Support
Your car’s windshield functions to protect you in the event of an accident. It helps to prevent your vehicle’s roof from caving in should you have a rollover, and provides reinforcement in the event of a front-end collision. If you have a compromised windshield, you and your passengers may absorb up to 50% of the force generated by a collision. To avoid serious bodily injury, it’s critical that you have your windshield professionally inspected following an accident. Even if you don’t observe a cracked windshield, you should still have an inspection to ensure your safety.

A Cracked Windshield Compromises Your Safety
Even a small crack can compromise the integrity of your entire windshield. Not only does your windshield protect you from weather and debris while driving, but it also keeps you safe during an accident. When your windshield has a crack, you increase your chances of windshield failure during a collision. There is always a chance that it may shatter or implode on your and your passengers, causing serious injury and even death.

Your windshield is also a critical component of proper airbag deployment. It functions to force your airbags to deploy toward you and your passenger, but if it is cracked, this process may not happen properly. Instead, the force of your airbag deployment may force a cracked windshield to shatter outward. Then, instead of protecting you from impact, the airbag will inflate through the opening in the glass. To eliminate the potential for the aforementioned dangerous situations, it's important to have a cracked windshield promptly repaired or replaced.

Auto Glass Replacement in the Twin Cities
If you’ve been in a collision and are wondering about the safety of your auto glass, it’s time to call Centennial Glass. For over 25 years, we’ve been providing our customers with the highest quality workmanship and customer service in the Twin Cities metro area. We specialize in auto glass replacement and repair for all vehicle makes and models. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an inspection, contact us at 651-653-1777, or you can message us at dave@CentennialGlass.biz.