If large trucks are required to accomplish the purpose of your business, you have an enemy lurking over the horizon. Whether you haul people or petroleum, your most prolific opponent is not fuel costs, theft, or even collision but vehicle down-time. If your big rig, cab-over, or box truck is off the road and out of the game – you are out of the money.
When it comes to the windshield of your big rig, knowing when and how to have it repaired can certainly reduce downtime. Knowing how to care for your windshield in order to prevent a repair may be just as important.
If you’re managing a fleet of any size, begin with a review of your insurance policy and make sure that all of your trucks are operating under the stipulations of the agreement. If you’re a solo operator, perform the same checks.Some commercial policies state that damage incurred while the vehicle is being operated with a cracked windshield may not be covered by said policy. Make sure that every vehicle you put on the road is fully covered under the provisions of your commercial insurance policy. Truck driving can be a dangerous job, but proper planning can help you in the long-run.
Here are a few simple tips to keep your big on the road and making money by protecting the windshield to the best of your ability:
Surprisingly, finding clean air can help to keep the windshield of your big rig free of cracks and obstruction. As workmen of the interstate we realize that road debris, rocks, and gravel flying up from the rear tires of the vehicle in front of us can be damaging to our windshield. The question is; what can be done about it?
First, look for signs of an offending vehicle by the absence of rear mud flaps and fender guards. These vehicles are the chief offenders and, if you ride behind them, you will find your windshield bombarded with road debris. Given the opportunity, you may choose to help your fellow (offending) drivers with a friendly notification that certain safety equipment is notably absent from their vehicle but stay out from behind them at any rate.
Secondly, if you find your windshield under such an assault, simply change lanes as quickly as it is safe to do so.
Often it is as beneficial to known when to repair your windshield as it is how. A small chip in a potentially expensive windshield may be eligible for repair if it performed early enough. If the chip develops and becomes a crack, you will have no choice but to replace the complete windshield. Windshield replacement in a big rig may be much more expensive than that of a car but a windshield chip repair will cost about the same. Windshield repair can be done quickly and will result in a field of vision that appears unencumbered.
When choosing a windshield replacement/maintenance firm, keep in mind that the rock bottom price may not always be your best option. It’s best not to have a job duplicated with the downtime doubled, so choose a trusted service like Connect Auto Glass. We go above and beyond to not only come to your exact location, but will provide premium replacement service with affordable payment plans. We will even work with your insurance company to ensure fair pricing. A bad windshield repair can cost you in the long run. Your car interior can even be severely damaged. Skip future agony and call Connect Auto Glass today.
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