If you end up with a broken window in your car, you don't want to underestimate the importance of having the window replaced right away. Here are some things you want to know about broken windows in a car and window replacement:
The glass will be cleaned out of the car
When you bring your car in to have the window replaced, they will clean up all of the glass for you. This is hard for most people to do correctly because the glass can get just about everywhere in the car. If you don't get it all, then some of the pieces you don't see in the cracks of the seat can rip the upholstery. Also, pieces can get down in areas like the shifter and cause issues for you. So, knowing they will take care of this for you is just one small but important reason why it's a good idea to bring the car in for a new window right away before the glass causes other issues.
The interior won't be at risk of damage
When you have a broken window, there are a lot of different ways that this can put the interior of your car at risk. Even if you tape plastic around where the window would be, there is a very good chance water will get inside the car and when it does, it can get on the carpet and upholstery where it can cause water damage or lead to mold growth. Also, just about any type of critter that wants in your car can get in, as long as they can fit through the window. If you get a skunk in the car or even a male cat that ends up spraying in it, then you are going to have a lot of work to do to get the smell out, if you even can get rid of it completely.
Your car will be more comfortable to drive in
When you have a broken window, you won't have the option to roll it up and this can make for a very uncomfortable drive for everyone in the car. You will always have the wind coming in, even when you are on the loud highway driving fast and this means the wind will be strong. The window will stay down when you wish you could cool the car by turning the air on, or when you wish you could heat the car when it's cold outside, and even when it's raining or snowing.
If you feel your broken window is safe, is best to get it checked regardless. Consider reaching out to an auto glass replacement specialist today.