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Jan 2021
If Your Windshield Is Cracked, It Is Probably an Edge Crack
In most cases of damage to a car’s windshield, you would expect the damage to be centrally located. But the Insurance Journal reports that 70 to 80% of windshield cracks are edge cracks that have an impact point less than 2 inches away from the edge. Most of the time, this occurs due to a manufacturing defect in the glass. This kind of damage can be prevented by providing a 2-inch protective coating around the perimeter of the glass that covers the defective area. Ask your auto glass repair shop in Oakville to get it done. This might prevent damage to your windshield from minor impacts.
Jan 2021
Reading Between the Cracks
The type of crack formed on your windshield can actually tell you a lot about the impact, including what hit the glass and the impact velocity. Studies show that the number and the pattern of cracks radiating out of the point of impact on the glass can reveal the underlying material properties and the velocity of impact. Researchers have found, for example, that the number of cracks formed is equal to the square root of the impact velocity. These revelations may be very useful to forensic investigators. This might also help you identify what exactly broke your windshield in the parking. But thanks to windshield replacement shops in Oakville, you don’t have to fret over it.