Why Are Windshields Important?

The windshield is one of the most important parts of a vehicle. It serves multiple functions beyond what you may initially expect, such as preventing debris, weather, and rocks from injuring occupants, as well as reinforcing your vehicle’s structural integrity. At Horizon Auto Glass & Tint, our expert technicians can assess your windshield and ensure there is no damage that could compromise your or your passenger’s safety, as well as install your windshield properly. We discuss the most important windshield functions you should know about, and how they protect you on New Mexico roads.

Provides a Clear View for Driving

Windshields provide a clear expansive view of the road allowing you to safely navigate your way to your destination. To ensure you always have a crystal clear view, make sure your wipers are fully functional and can remove any rain or debris from your front window. If there are any chips, cracks, or other damages to your windscreen, contact Horizon Auto Glass & Tint to receive the necessary repair or windshield replacement services as soon as possible to minimize the probability of an accident.

Enhances Safety

A windshield serves as a layer of protection between the passengers and the external environment. In the event of an accident, the screen is designed with an inner plastic layer that prevents shattering. This protects everyone in the car from flying shards of glass and other dangerous materials and weather conditions. Depending on the type of glass used, your windscreen can keep out harmful ultraviolet rays which can potentially cause cancer and ruin your car’s interior. If your windshield does not provide ultraviolet protection, we have tinting services that will add to that protection without compromising your vision. 

Provides Structural Integrity

The windshield plays a huge role in maintaining the structural integrity of your car. If you are in an accident where your car rolls over, the windshield will help minimize damage to the vehicle by preventing the roof from collapsing. This also enhances the safety of the driver and the passengers since the windshield absorbs high amounts of pressure that helps to prevent passengers from being injured.

Proper Airbag Deployment

A windshield also plays a crucial role in ensuring proper airbag deployment. During a collision, a fully functional and properly installed windshield maintains the pressure difference inside and outside the car, ensuring the airbags are deployed effectively. This greatly minimizes the risk of injuries to any occupants of the vehicle.

Horizon Auto Glass & Tint is Albuquerque and Rio Rancho’s trusted windshield repair and installation company. We offer high-quality car window replacement and repair services to all our customers in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and surrounding areas. Contact us today at one of our locations if you have any questions or to get a free quote!