Often neglected yet always fundamental, the windshield plays a crucial role in maintaining the structural integrity of a vehicle. Car safety experts rank the windshield as the third most important safety component for cars, after the seatbelts and airbags.
Therefore, it’s essential to have your windshield inspected as soon as possible following any impact, as this part directly affects the safety of the driver and passengers, as well as visibility.
Finally, if you are insured for glass breakage, your Auto Mecano repair shop can even make arrangements with your insurance company.
Repair or replace the windshield ?
Depending on the type of damage to your windshield (surface crack, bull’s eye, star, half-moon, etc.), one of our expert technicians will advise you on the best solution to fix your windshield and guarantee your safety.
If the damage is excessive, located within your line of sight or on the edge or corner of the windshield, it can’t be repaired. In these cases, the windshield will need to be replaced. Don’t wait; act now to ensure the safety of you and your passengers.
Make sure the driver-assistance system is calibrated
An increasing number of new vehicles are equipped with an advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS). This system aids and supports the driver if they encounter imminent hazards, thereby making day-to-day driving easier.
Be careful if you replace or repair your windshield, as most ADAS systems have a camera mounted on or near it. Therefore, you’ll need to recalibrate the system after the windshield has been replaced. This task is essential, as it ensures the settings are back to normal and the system is working properly. Often forgotten, your safety and that of your passengers depends on this step.
The staff at our Auto Mecano repair shops have the training and experience to recalibrate any driver-assistance system. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment at a location near you!