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Can I Drive With A Cracked Windshield

Posted in Uncategorized, on October 05, 2020 By Admin


driving with a cracked windshieldDriving is not without its dangers. Although we are all aware of the dangers of crashing or inclement weather, another common danger is a cracked or chipped windshield. Seeing an ominous crack while driving or noticing a new crack can not only be distracting, it can also affect the visibility of your windshield. Even if the chip or crack is not in your line of sight, it can still pose a threat by reducing the integrity of your windshield. Not only is this dangerous, but it is also illegal in Ontario and may result in a fine. In this blog post, we have helped outline why you should never drive with a cracked or chipped windshield and how to access auto glass repair in the Greater Toronto Area.

Reduced Visibility

One of the main dangers of driving with a chipped or cracked windshield is reduced visibility. Depending on the location and size of the chip or crack it can significantly reduce your ability to see the road. This poses a major threat to the safety of you and other vehicles on the road. If a crack is affecting your visibility, it is important to get it repaired as soon as possible. Many mechanics, including those at MRM Auto Glass, can offer a mobile windshield crack repair service.

Impaired Safety

Windshields are designed to protect the driver and the vehicle in case of a crash. If your windshield is damaged by a crack or chip, it can affect your safety and the integrity of your vehicle if you get in an accident. This is another important reason to seek out auto glass repair as soon as you notice a crack or chip in your windshield.

Fines in Ontario

In Ontario, driving with a chipped or cracked windshield can result in a fine. Several fines related to windshield visibility and windshield obstruction can apply to a damaged or broken windshield. This includes a window obstruction fine ($85), windshield obstruction fine ($85), windshield coated/view obstructed fine ($85), no clear view to vehicle front fine ($85), and more. If you are pulled over by police while driving with a damaged windshield, you are susceptible to a variety of fines and your vehicle could be ordered off the road and require a towing service.

MRM Auto Glass for Windshield Crack Repair

At MRM Auto Glass, we offer fast and efficient windshield crack repair services and replacements. Whether you need to fix a small crack or require a full replacement, MRM can offer fast repairs both in our mechanic shop and as roadside assistance. To protect your safety and the integrity of your vehicle, it is important to repair your windshield as soon as it is damaged. Our 24-hour emergency service can be reached at 905-868-9399 to provide auto glass repair anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area. If you do not require emergency assistance, you can book an appointment in our Newmarket facility or book a mobile service for your home through our website. 

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