Windshields Can Crack Due to Cold Temperatures

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The recent drop in temperatures around Vancouver could cause your car windshield to crack. Glass expands and contracts due to temperature so it is important to avoid sudden temperature changes.

Never use boiling water to defrost your windshield. Instead, turn on the defroster and let the windshield warm up slowly. However, be careful not to set the defroster too high. Let the windshield warm up gradually so the glass isn’t shocked by cold temperatures outside and warm temperatures inside, which can also lead to cracking or developing larger cracks from ones that already exist.

These are all reasons why windshield repair is very important before, or during freezing weather.

ICBC Glass Express