People like to believe in all sorts of nonsense. For example, most of you believed in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy until you aged and gained your senses. But nobody blames you if you believe something that just isn’t true. In this day and age, it is far from uncommon to come across incorrect information.

There are many myths when it comes to your vehicle. For example, some people believe it is best to warm your car up for 20 minutes before taking it on the road. There are also a lot of myths when it comes to your windshield and windshield repair. Suffolk Auto Glass, your windshield replacement service in Long Island, offers a few common myths about your windshield and glass safety.

Chips and Cracks on Your Windshield Don’t Always Mean a Replacement is Necessary

Your auto glass service can easily fix cracks and chips on your windshield without having to replace it. Of course, the damage must be small enough and contained to a single area, but it can be done in most cases. And what is great about this is that you can’t even tell where the damage was.

Now, this does not mean that you should just ignore a small chip or crack. Over time, a small crack or chip will expand to the point where you will have to have your windshield replaced. It is something to think about.

Higher Insurance Rates

In theory, your insurance company can hike up your rates whenever you make a claim. And this is just what they will likely due should you plow into another car and the fault is your own. However, insurance companies also know that if they raise your rates just because of a damaged windshield, you would do the smart thing and switch insurance companies.

Your insurance company isn’t going to risk losing a bunch of customers by raising rates for such trivial matters like a cracked windshield. So if you have to take your car in for windshield repair a few times over the years, it should not affect your insurance premiums.

You Can Wait to Have a Small Crack or Chip Repaired

Certainly, you can wait for as long as you like before having that small chip or crack repaired. Of course, by the time you actually get around to having it repaired, the crack could have expanded all of the way across your windshield and now the entire windshield will have to be replaced. And in the meantime, that crack expanded into your line of view and has become a hazard.

If you take it in right away, the chances are all you need is a minor repair and then you will be sent on your way.

Repairing a Cracked Windshield Sure Does Look Easy

Brain surgery looks easy until you actually try it.

All Windshield Repair Services are the Same

No, they are not. Just as there are good and bad auto repair shops, there are good and bad windshield repair services. Come learn more about Suffolk Auto Glass and why you should give them a call today.