Ford has been a leader in car manufacturing for centuries now. The quality, drivability, and durability of their cars is the main reason why their automobiles continue to appeal to their loyal customers.
Many of the latest Ford models have been lauded for its fuel efficiency as well. Models like the Fiesta, Fusion, and Focus have been found to run at the high efficiency of 40 MPG (miles per gallon) which means owners can get to more destinations per gallon of fuel.
Aside from fuel efficiency, the car company has also been known for safe and durable windshields. Ford windshields can withstand wear and tear better than most other makers and there are many resellers of their original parts including their windshield for easy replacement in case of irreparable damage.
Despite the strong glass used in their windshields, this part can still get damaged by a rock flying from the tires of a speeding vehicle running over it. A group of rowdy teenagers can hit your car’s windshields with their toys or hit it with their elbows/fists while your car is parked.
There are many other situations where your windshield might get damaged and you need to repair it right away. You can try DIY repair methods to stop the damage from getting bigger before you take it to the shop.
- Use clear tape. The clear tape will serve as the cover on the hole or chip on your windshield. It also holds together the broken windshield so that it doesn’t completely break down on you while driving.
- Avoid high temperatures. If you didn’t know, glass is molded using high temperatures. This process allows it to be shaped and gives it its strength. For a broken windshield however, high temperature causes even more damage to the glass. Avoid the deterioration of the glass by not driving during high temperature hours and areas.
- Avoid sudden and strong movement on the car’s chassis. This can happen when you slam the door or run over a hole on the road. The sudden shake might cause an even larger break on the windshield. Drive more carefully.
- Dry your windshield. A wet windshield is not a problem unless it has damage. The water will seep into the cracks and chip on the glass and may cause the damage to expand. As much as possible keep your windshield clean of moisture.
Those are just simple things to keep in mind when you need to keep the damaged windshield on your Ford car intact while using it. However, this is only a short term solution because these methods won’t hold up if that’s the only thing you do for the next several months.
It is still recommended that you see a Ford windshield repair expert to look at the damage on your car. They will be able to recommend some permanent fixes to your broken windshield or do a complete replacement of the whole thing to make it look brand new. Always remember these tips to make sure you and your passengers are safe on the road.