Windscreens are funny things when you really take a second to think about it; they are a part of your car that you pay absolutely no attention to until something happens to it, and then after that you can’t think of anything else!

A cracked or damaged windscreen is one of the most common problems that drivers on road experience on a regular basis. 

Here at Machinery Glass the thing that we tell absolutely everyone is that you need to get it to a professional for a fix as soon as possible.

The longer you leave it, the worse it will get. In the meantime, however, here are a few tips for what to do when your windscreen in Townsville cracks and you can’t get to a mechanic straight away.


  • Keep Your Distance

On the occasions that you need to drive with a windscreen crack, try to keep a good distance between yourself and the car in front of you.

Any small bump into the back of a vehicle runs the risk of accelerating the damage, and you might get caught out with a big problem somewhere dangerous like the middle of a motorway.


  • Avoid Hot Water

If your crack occurs during a time when temperatures are freezing, then you need to avoid using hot water to de-ice the screen.

Those sudden changes can put extra pressure on the compromised windscreen and once again accelerate and worsen the damage that exists.


  • Drive Carefully

Take extra care to drive more responsibility and delicately if you are struggling with a windscreen crack. This is even more important when driving on untreated surfaces, bad roads and even off road, and a lot off roading is very popular in this country as I am sure we are all aware!


  • Regular Inspection

It almost goes without saying that once you notice a crack, you need to keep checking on it regularly up until the point when you can get it fixed by a professional.

So, if you need a new windscreen in Townsville, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

There will always be a member of the experienced team on hand to assist you with your problems and answer any questions that you might have.

We look forward to being able to help you out and get you on the road in a safe manner as soon as possible.

For more information on how to prevent windscreen damage, read our previous blog!