Why You Must Get Damaged Glass Repaired or Replaced!

Why You Must Get Damaged Glass Repaired or Replaced!

Your car windows are more important to the structure and functionality of your car than you realise. Sit in your car and look around. 

You are literally surrounded by windows on all sides – the windscreen, the rear windscreen, and the side windows. And these windows help your vehicle in more ways than one.

While car windows do serve a purpose in enjoying the view as you drive, as well as enhance the driver’s visibility, they have a far more important job. Your auto glass contributes to:

  1. The aerodynamics of the car.
  2. The structural integrity of the car.
  3. Shares the weight of the roof and bonnet.
  4. Helps ensure the airbag deploys appropriately.

As a result, if your car windows are damaged, you can’t afford to ignore them, even if you see repairs as an inconvenience. The importance of your auto glass to the overall structure and performance of the car is the reason professionals tell you must get the damaged glass repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

What is the Anatomy of Autoglass? Many people assume the glass in their car is all the same. However, the rear and side windows are made from tempered glass while the windscreen is made from laminated glass.
Why You Must Get Damaged Glass Repaired or Replaced!
Tempered glass is treated in a way to ensure that, it is broken, it shatters into relatively blunt-edged pieces instead of shards. This helps protect both the driver and passengers from more severe glass injuries during a crash.

Laminated glass, on the other hand, is durable in the way it responds to pressure. As a result, impacts tend to be different. While repairs to tempered and laminated glass are often the same, it is important to understand why some damage requires repair while another damage requires replacement.

The Purpose of Side and Rear Windows: Side and rear windows play a vital role in the driver’s visibility, as well as allowing passengers an unobstructed view during a drive. But they are also integral to the safety of those in the vehicle. The tempered glass of the side and rear windows creates a barrier between you and any accidental destruction from outside. It shelters the driver and passengers from harsh weather elements – including rain, hail, etc – as well as from debris.

They also protect against noise pollution by bringing the decibel level down while driving. While we still hear construction noise, horns, etc. as we drive, the sound is brought to a safer level. Which is why repairing damage to the side and rear windows are important, to ensure the car remains safe and functional.

Why Is It Important to Have Your Windscreen Replaced? Your windscreen plays a vital role in vehicle safety. The windscreen plays an important role in the structural integrity of your car, supporting the roof. Made from laminated glass, the windscreen is designed to shatter but remains mostly intact after an impact. When an airbag is deployed, the windscreen ensures the airbag is guided into the right place during deployment.

The airbag is, of course, designed to inflate toward you. However, when if the windscreen is cracked or chipped, it becomes significantly weakened. As a result, when the airbag inflates, it may push the windscreen out, causing the airbag to inflate away from you. As a result, even a chip can be a life-threatening level of damage, especially during an accident.

Further, if a chip is placed under stress, it can form a very sudden, very severe crack. This can affect your vision, risking not only your safety but also the safety of others on the road. This is why you need to get the damaged glass repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

Repair a Chip or Crack as Soon as You See It! If your windscreen already has damage, you need to have a professional assess it as soon as possible. Delaying puts you, your passengers, and other drivers at risk. Further, this minor damage can quickly become life-threatening in a crash, as we mentioned above.

The cost of repairing damage is far less than leaving the damage to get worse, which will result in a more expensive windscreen or auto glass replacement. Rear and side windows will likely require replacement, as tempered glass doesn’t stay together like laminated glass as it is designed to shatter into tiny pieces. Windscreen glass, on the other hand, utilises the lamination to keep the glass together. As a result, as long as the damage is outside of the driver’s field of vision, it can usually be repaired rather than requiring a full replacement.

Keeping your car safe on the road is of utmost importance. Not only is it important to protect your safety and that of your passengers, especially during an accident, you also need to protect other drivers on the road. Which is why you must get the damaged glass repaired as soon as possible. Solana Windscreens offers mobile windscreen repair and replacement across Harare, Zimbabwe. Let us help you keep your car and your passengers safe today and book your car for repairs, today!

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Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year we repair or replace any piece of glass on any make or model of vehicle. Furthermore, you can relax in the knowledge that we guarantee all our workmanship, for as long as you own the vehicle.

Car Brands We Cater For.

Cars We Service:

With so many makes and models out there, you might be wondering if we service your car for windscreen repairs and replacements.
At Solana Windscreens we provide a mobile service for any vehicle, fixing and replacing your windscreen or window so you can get back out on the road again.
Take a look at the range of manufacturers we cater for, and if you don’t see your vehicle listed, just get in touch and speak to us – we source specialist glass for cars both old and new.


We Replace Toyota Windscreens


We Replace Honda Windscreens


We Replace Mazda Windscreens


We Replace BMW Windscreens


We Replace Hyndai Windscreens


We Replace VW Windscreens


We Replace Nissan Windscreens


We Replace Benz Windscreens

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Our 24/7 Services

We know how much a broken windscreen can disrupt your business, which is why we are dedicated to providing an efficient and quality service to all our customers across Harare and Zimbabwe. Our 24/7 service means we can reach your location quickly after your call and will use the most recent technology to carry out Komatsu windscreen repairs and replacements. So if you are in need of emergency windscreen repair, give us a call today and a member of our team can send out an experienced technician to fix your windscreen in no time. For more information on our services, please get in touch with us today.

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Combined with our passion, we work relentlessly to give drivers reassurance and a great service when they have chipped, cracked or smashed glass.

We are a leading automotive glass repair and replacement company in Zimbabwe. You can visit our local Solana Windscreens fitting hub or if you prefer, one of our mobile technicians will come to a place that suits you.

All repairs and replacements performed by us come with a lifetime workmanship guarantee whilst you own the vehicle for your peace of mind.

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