There are many different aspects of your car, and all of them need to be in very good condition to be safe. There is no doubt that the most dangerous activity that most people go through each day is driving. There are more than 1 million people that die each year from car accidents. This is a scary statistic but it does not even include all the others that are injured in a car accident. One aspect of a car that many people overlook as an auto repair is thir windshield. If your windshield is cracked or chipped it can be extremely dangerous. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind with regards to your windshield:

Structural Support

Most people think of a windshield as just something that keeps the wind and the bugs out of their face when they drive, but it does a lot more than this. A windshield is actually one of the most important structural supports to your car's roof. So, if you are in an accident and your windshield has been cracked or chipped, your roof may not have all the structural support that it needs to stay strong. 

Act Quickly

There are a few different problems that can come up if you wait to get your windshield fixed. The longer that you wait the more likely that the chip or the crack is going to spread. If the chip or crack spreads or spiders out, then the windshield becomes very weak. Also if it spreads too much a once fixable windshield becomes un-fixable and you will need to replace your windshield. Also the longer you wait, the more likely dust and debris will get into the crack and cause the sealant to not hold. If you have a cracked or chipped windshield you should get it taken care of as soon as possible.

Mobile Windshield Repair

Most of the time people claim that they do not have the time to take their car in for a windshield repair, but windshield repair can come to you. There are some companies that will bring the repair to you whether you are at work or at your home. They will come to you in a van with all the tools necessary for the repair. Do not let a cracked windshield endanger your life, be sure that you get it fixed. There is truly no excuse to protect you and your loved ones. 

Contact a company like Oakley's Garage & Towing for more information and assistance.