If your windshield gets dinged, take care that it doesn't turn into a full-blown crack.
You spent a grand weekend hiking the Ten Lakes at Yosemite. But the trip back home wasn’t so great when a rock flew up and dinged your windshield. Now, you’re faced with the decision of repairing it or just leaving it alone. After all, it doesn’t look very big.
Well, Road and Travel magazine has some advice:
“Inspect the ding. If it has a cone shape, a circle deep in the glass or looks like a small star with points spreading out, have the ding repaired promptly. These are serious dings that can grow into a cracked windshield. Don't touch a ding or attempt to repair it yourself. Without special equipment and training, you will only contaminate the damaged area, making repairs hard to complete. … Driving a vehicle with a windshield ding causes vibration and exposure to the elements cause the ding to spread. … Don't run the defroster, heater or air conditioning on high settings. Don't park the vehicle in the sun. Rapid changes in interior temperature or prolonged exposure to sunlight can stress and weaken the windshield.”
Instead, call Don’s Mobile Glass for windshield repair or replacement. We’ve spent more than 55 years in the Central Valley area doing all sorts of custom glass, from residential to commercial and everything in between. But we got our start in auto glass and we’re still repairing and replacing windshields, rear windows, side windows and mirrors. We come to you, so there’s no need to interrupt your plans to get that ding fixed. And you won’t have to wait long. We have offices in Modesto, Turlock, Merced and Manteca.