Car windscreens are made to take more of a beating than you’d think. Do you know how much air resistance your car faces when you drive at even medium speeds? Try sticking a hand out when you’re driving and you’ll get some idea. Your car is aerodynamically designed to cut through the air so you can drive it nice and easy. The front bumper and the windscreen take most of the wind pressure as you drive.
The windscreen distributed the force exerted by the air but it’s not very good at sustaining the force in smaller areas. This is why a simple flint from another car’s wheel can hit and crack your windscreen if you’re driving at high speeds. A little crack will definitely spoil the look of your car and ruin your driving experience but that’s not all it does – it’s actually very dangerous.
Like we said earlier, your windscreen distributes the air pressure; however, if there’s a tiny crack on your screen, the pressure can get concentrated there and cause the crack to spread. In the best case scenario, you’ll see it starting to spread and this will have you concerned enough to go get it replaced. In the worst case scenario, your windscreen might cave in at high speeds and you’ll be robbed of your ability to see where you’re going right away.
To avoid this from happening, you should take your car to a windscreen repair station right away. A cracked windscreen is already compromised so trying to fill it in with sealants isn’t the best idea. Windscreen workshops can replace your broken screen for you fast and easy. You can find out more here. Make no compromise when the windscreen is concerned.