April Showers Bring... Cracked Windshields

April Showers Bring... Cracked Windshields

April Showers Bring... Cracked Windshields: Protecting Your Windshield During Rainy Weather

As the weather starts to warm up and spring showers become more frequent, it's important to pay special attention to the condition of your windshield. April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also bring unexpected windshield damage if you're not careful. In this blog post, we'll explore why rainy weather poses a risk to your windshield and what you can do to protect it.

The Risk of Windshield Damage During April Showers

Rainy weather can increase the risk of windshield damage in several ways:

Flying Debris: Heavy rain can cause debris like rocks, branches, and even small hailstones to be swept up by strong winds and thrown onto the road. These flying objects can strike your windshield and cause chips or cracks.

Poor Road Conditions: Rainy weather often leads to slick roads and reduced visibility, increasing the likelihood of accidents. Collisions with other vehicles or stationary objects can result in windshield damage.

Temperature Fluctuations: April weather in Colorado can be unpredictable, with sudden temperature changes causing stress on your windshield. When rainwater seeps into existing chips or cracks in the glass and then freezes overnight, it can exacerbate the damage.

What to Do If Your Windshield Gets Damaged

If your windshield sustains damage during April showers, it's important to take action promptly to prevent further problems:

Assess the Damage: Inspect your windshield carefully to determine the extent of the damage. Small chips or cracks can often be repaired quickly and affordably, but larger damage may require windshield replacement.

Schedule Repairs Quickly: Contact a reputable windshield repair specialist as soon as possible to schedule repairs. Prompt action can prevent the damage from spreading and save you money in the long run.

Avoid DIY Repairs: While there are DIY windshield repair kits available, it's best to leave repairs to the professionals. Improper repairs can compromise the structural integrity of your windshield and put you at risk in the event of an accident.

Consider Insurance Coverage: Depending on your insurance policy, windshield repairs or replacement may be covered. Contact your insurance provider to inquire about coverage options and file a claim if necessary - OR - Have us give them a call! We’re happy to help!

Preventing Windshield Damage in the Future

While some windshield damage may be unavoidable, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk:

Maintain a Safe Following Distance: Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one in front of you to reduce the likelihood of being hit by flying debris kicked up by other vehicles.

Park in Covered Areas: Whenever possible, park your vehicle in a garage or under a carport to protect it from hailstorms and falling branches during heavy rain.

Replace Worn Wiper Blades: Worn or damaged wiper blades can leave streaks on your windshield, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of accidents. Replace your wiper blades regularly to ensure clear visibility in rainy weather.

Inspect Your Windshield Regularly: Take a few minutes to inspect your windshield for any signs of damage, such as chips or cracks, and address them promptly before they worsen.

By taking proactive measures to protect your windshield and addressing any damage promptly, you can ensure clear visibility and safe driving, even during April showers.


April showers can bring more than just flowers – they can also bring cracked windshields if you're not careful. By staying vigilant and taking prompt action to address any damage, you can keep your windshield in top condition and enjoy safe driving all season long.

Remember, if you ever need windshield repair or replacement services, our team at Quick-Set Auto Glass is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and keep your windshield protected during April showers and beyond.

From all of us at Quick-Set Auto Glass, drive safely out there, Colorado!

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