How the Summer Heat can Affect your Windshield

  • Jul 23, 2021
  • Resources & Tips


We often think of the vulnerability of our windshield in freezing temperatures, but did you know that extreme heat can also affect the durability of your windshield?

Any extreme change in temperature can cause your windshield to crack. A good example for the summertime is if your car is parked directly in the hot sun and you turn on the air conditioning full blast when you return to your car, this can shock your windshield’s internal safety layer, which can lead to cracking. We have put together some tips that will help you avoid summer windshield damage: 

Be gentle with your car: Avoid slamming your car doors and all unnecessary impact on your vehicle in general. The summer heat puts your windshield in a more vulnerable state than it normally may be.

Avoid sudden temperature changes: Gradually increasing your air conditioning and also avoiding direct sunlight on your windshield for prolonged periods of time will decrease your likelihood of experiencing any cracking to your windshield.

Repair chips immediately: Small chips and cracks make your windshield a lot more susceptible to regular wear and tear, especially when factoring in the summer heat. 

Keep your distance: As always, drive carefully and keep your distance especially when driving at higher speeds. Following too closely can lead to debris and rocks flying at fast speeds to your windshield, which is a problem you want to avoid whenever possible.

We want you to make the most out of your summer, and that means spending as little time with your vehicle out of commission as possible! If you have major or minor cracks or chips in your windshield, let the experts at Warrenton Auto get your car in perfect summer condition. With over 50 years of experience, Warrenton’s technicians will work quickly to have your vehicle looking and performing its best. Contact us today!

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