Windshield Replacement & Window repair Longview WA
The Clean Machine has been offering superior windshield replacement services for the past 25 years. Our team of specialists is dedicated to ensuring that your windshield is removed and a new one is installed skillfully, quickly, and effectively.
Most people would agree that the windshield is an obviously important part of a car, but there are a lot of functions served by windshields that regular customers do not know about. Here is a look at some of the important functions of a windshield.
Everyone knows that windshields make automobiles safer for the driver and occupants. However, not many realize that the windshield plays a vital role in the safety restraint system or SRS of a vehicle. This system also includes seat belts, air bags, and other safety features. Damage to any of these features compromises the safety of the entire system and the vehicle itself.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 40,000 US citizens are killed every year in highway crashes, and 30 percent of these deaths take place when occupants are ejected from the vehicle or injured in rollovers.
• Maintaining structural integrity
Windshields are not just meant to keep the driver and occupants safe inside the vehicle but also support the roof. Thus, they play a vital role in preserving the vehicle's structural integrity. In other words, a damaged, poorly installed, or lack of a windshield can increase the risk of the collapsing of the roof of the vehicle and injuring the occupants.
• Improving visibility
Another commonly known function of a windshield is to improve visibility for the driver by keeping away dust, debris, insects or other obstructions. Such debris, while small, can hit windshields with significant force. If they are not installed properly, windshields can suffer worse damage and deteriorate faster than normal.
• Supporting airbag deployment
This is one function of the windshield that is not as obvious as others. In many vehicles, the windshield plays a vital role in supporting the passenger side airbag when deployed. A poorly replaced or installed windshield could get detached from the vehicle more easily in an accident, in which case the air bag does not deploy as effectively as it should.
• Cushioning occupants from impact
Windshields also have a cushioning effect that protects the occupants from getting hurt in an impact during a crash. Occupants are often thrown forward during a crash, and windshields have two layers of glass with a polyvinyl layer in the middle. This middle layer is flexible, acting as a cushion and taking on some of the force of the impact, even if the glass breaks.
With the windshield being such an important component of your car, when it comes to its replacement you should settle only for the best quality and best service. And no one does windshield replacement better than us.
We only use superior quality products and our automobile experts are highly efficient and trained in windshield replacement. With us, you are guaranteed great, quick, and affordable services.
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