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Winter weather road measures lead to cracked windshields

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Randy Owens, Superglass Windshield Repair, fixing a chipped windshield Randy Owens, Superglass Windshield Repair, fixing a chipped windshield
Sand on the back of a spreader that was used to help provide traction after winter storms hit the area Sand on the back of a spreader that was used to help provide traction after winter storms hit the area
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Measures taken to improve traction during winter weather are now causing some South Georgia drivers headaches.

Windshield repair specialists report an increase in chipped and cracked windshields.  They said pieces of gravel mixed up in sand spread on the roads gets picked up by tires and cause damage.  Chips and nicks can quickly turn into cracks and more serious damage without repairs.

"Some people say I'm better off to get a new windshield," said Randy Owens, Superglass Windshield Repair.  "Well that's not true all the time because nobody is gonna get the same seal the factory gets.  If your windshield's not sealed properly, it could cause you problems.  So a repair is actually safer than a replacement."

Owens said repairs take about half an hour, and are usually covered by insurance companies.  He said repairs typically cost about 50 bucks, versus several hundred dollars for a replacement. 

 

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