The glass windshields and windows on a vehicle serve multiple functions. Front and rear windshields serve as defenses against environmental hazards like wind, dust, and sun glare. They are also vital in the event of an accident. This is because windshields help prevent occupants from ejecting out of the vehicle, and some airbags even rely upon the strength of the front windshield when they deploy. In addition, windshields function as support for a vehicle’s roof, helping to prevent it from collapsing during crashes. Like windshields, a vehicle’s side windows serve important functions as well. Side windows give occupants a better view, but closed side windows also serve as a defense against the external environmental, including insects, stones, and inclement weather. Our staff is happy to help drivers with their auto glass repair and replacement needs so they can return safely to the road. It is important to repair or replace your vehicle’s auto glass when it is weakened by environmental hazards, otherwise the glass could become less effective. If a stone or miscellaneous piece of debris hits your windshield, you may be able to get it repaired if you act quickly. The windshield is a major safety feature in vehicles. If airbags are deployed, a weakened windshield may pop out from their force. Similarly, a weak windshield may contribute to the collapse of a vehicle’s roof, because most roofs depend upon the windshield for some support. Where side windows are concerned, it is beneficial to remove nicks and scratches so you or your passenger can see better. Ultimately, the glass in your vehicle contributes to your safety, so it is in your interest to get glass components fixed or replaced as soon as a problem arises.