what you need to know cracked windshieldThere is a lot to see in and around Asheville, North Carolina. Whether you are a visitor or a new resident, the first things you notice are the mile-high mountains surrounding the city. They are so prominent they appear to be as much a part of the skyline as the Art Deco hotels and towers. The Blue Ridge Mountains are ordained with magnificent forests that change colors with the seasons. From a misty blueish grey in winter to deep and mysterious green in summer and a brilliant rainbow-like display in spring and fall, they never cease to amaze us. 

Within those forests, you can explore thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails or ride down the rivers and creeks in a raft or kayak. Many choose to wade into the water, where they watch and wait for fish to catch. 

There is plenty to see within the city itself as well. Residents and tourists get to enjoy some of the best shopping and restaurants in the South. We have plenty of shows to watch with some of the best musicians in the world. The many art galleries throughout downtown and the famous River Arts District make us privy to some of the most compelling pieces in the country. 

Drivers enjoy watching western North Carolina out of their windshields. The Blue Ridge Parkway winds through the city on its journey through the southern Appalachian Mountains. There are hundreds of miles of other twisting mountain roads throughout the area. 

If you have windshield damage, however, your view of our incredible region may be obscured. Here is what you need to know about windshield repair and replacement in Asheville, NC. 

Windshield Repair and Replacement Asheville, NC

Here is what you must remember about windshields:

  • Just One Chip: It is fairly easy for a windshield to be chipped by a rock or other road debris. One chip, however, can grow into massive windshield damage. 
  • Damage Grows: Bumpy roads, change in temperature and air pressure, and time itself can all make one crack or chip grow into something that obstructs your view and threatens the windshield's integrity. 
  • Minor Damage Can Be Repaired: If you catch a chip or crack while it is still minor, it may be able to be repaired. Larger damage will require a full windshield replacement. 
  • Safety Inspection: If your crack or chip obstructs your view, your vehicle will not pass the North Carolina safety inspection. 
  • It Happens: Windshield chips and cracks are going to happen. From highway rocks to hail damage, there are a lot of potential hazards for your car's windshield. You must be prepared to repair them as soon as possible. 

Whether you are a resident or tourist in Asheville, North Carolina, First Aid Collision is here to help. We can repair or replace your windshield quickly, so you can get back to seeing all that makes our area special. 

We have many years of experience making auto body repairs in western North Carolina. We have seen it all in our years. Contact our team or bring your vehicle to us for windshield repair and replacement.