Damaged windshields should be fixed for your own safety. The windshield is more than just a “shield” from wind and road dirt, it’s an important structural element of your car. It helps keep you and your passengers in the car during a front impact accident, and keeps your car’s airbag in the optimum position so it can function as designed. If your windshield is weakened due to damage, it could be dangerous to you and your passengers in the event of an accident.
Also, damaged glass may cause optical impediments when driving, particularly at night, which is a significant safety hazard. Your windshield plays an integral part in roof crush protection in a roll-over accident. It also provides the brace for your airbag. If your windshield loses adhesion on a collision or rollover, your safety is in jeopardy.
ADAS technology is integrated into cameras and sensors all around your vehicle. Front View Cameras are often mounted to the windshield and require a calibration once it has been moved to the new glass. Lawrence Glass Company has calibration technicians trained in ADAS technology to calibrate these safety features.