Windshield Repair & Replacement in Oakville, ON | Acura of Oakville

When do you need to Replace your Windshield?

Your windshield isn't just a piece of glass. It is an extremely important component of your vehicle. If it is chipped, damaged, or cracked, your safety may be at risk. The windshield is mainly responsible for keeping your vehicle's structural integrity intact. A brand-new, well-installed windshield, from Acura of Oakville, helps restore the vehicle's structural strength and is something that should not be overlooked. Smaller chips are easily fixable, but if the chip is large, or it expands, the windshield will likely need to be replaced. If you are unsure if your windshield needs replacement

Schedule a service appointment today for inspection by our certified technicians. In the meantime, here are some signs that can help you determine if you need a windshield replacement:

  • Obstruction of view. Cracks that look like a spider web can distort your vision, especially in severe weather conditions. Your ability to drive safely depends on the ability to drive with an unobstructed view.
  • Evidence of pitting. Flying debris, including small sharp rocks, can create small pits in your windshield. These small pits reflect light, making it difficult for the driver to see clearly.
  • A white haze at the edges of the glass. If you spot a white haze around the edges of the windshield that means the plastic is starting to separate from the glass. This plastic ensures the windshield shatters as designed to minimize injury in the event of a collision.
  • Any part of your windshield is missing. Do not tape or tarp any part of your windshield. If you choose to drive without replacement you can jeopardize your safety and potentially cause glass alignment issues in the future during replacement.