Just like anything else that’s made of glass, windshields will break or crack if they’re hit hard enough. Storm damage, vandalism, and collisions with animals are among the many reasons┬ádrivers have to seek out auto glass repair or a full windshield replacement. Another reason that doesn’t seem quite as common is fire. However, you may be surprised to learn that there are, on average, over 150,000 vehicle fires each year.

Vehicle fires start for a number of reasons. The most common is some sort of electrical or mechanical problem. Just as in a home, when there’s a short in your car’s wiring, a fire can start. Crashes and collisions are another major cause of car fires.

When a vehicle catches on fire, it’s quite likely that the damage will be extensive. After all, your automobile is relatively small and it won’t take long for the fire to spread. There are also combustible materials and substances involved, like gas, that will accelerate the flames. Glass repair after a vehicle fire may be the least of your worries.

A more likely scenario is if your vehicle is near a structure that catches on fire. Suppose a fire breaks out on your home or property. If your car is too close to the flames, the heat can cause your windshield, windows, and mirrors to break. In this case, your vehicle could also have smoke damage or perhaps some damage to the paint. But all in all, your car could be relatively unharmed. A reputable auto glass repair company should be able to assess the condition of your windshield and windows. Then they’ll fix any cracks or chips, if possible, or recommend a complete windshield replacement.

Here at BEAM Auto Glass, we’ve provided quality services for many years. Our customers have come to consider us one of the top South Carolina auto glass companies. Visit our Rock Hill or Chester, SC locations or call to schedule an appointment for mobile windshield repairs and replacement.