Hail Damaged Windscreens and Car windowsQuick Quote
If you stuck in a Hail storm or cyclone the QLD SES and NRMA recommend the following:
- If driving, turn on your hazard lights and pull over away from trees, power lines, drains and waterways
- Stay tuned to the radio or other media for warnings, updates and advice.
- If you’re driving and are caught in a hailstorm, slow the vehicle gradually to avoid skidding.
- The next thing is to try to find shelter in a car park, or under a bridge / overpass if possible, otherwise avoid sheltering under trees as they could lose branches and hail can get through the thickest of foliage.
- If you can’t find shelter, try to find somewhere to safely pull over as driving will increase the impact of the hailstones – when you do find somewhere engage your warning lights to alert other drivers.
- Stay within your vehicle and depending on the severity of the hailstorm it may be necessary to cover yourself and any passengers with a blanket and keep away from the car windows as much as possible.
- If you do have to continue with traffic, drive slowly with your headlights on if it’s dark and keep a safe distance from the car in front.
- To prevent hail damage when you’re driving, the best thing is to seek shelter or stop the car to reduce the impact of hail stones
- At home park the car in a garage or carport.
WARNING: Always wear protective eye wear, closed in Shoes, Protective Gloves and work wear when handling broken or smashed glass
as the windscreen in your vehicle and Automotive glass may be sharp and cause severe injury.
Why not ask SPEEDY AUTOGLASS how we can assist in cleaning up the broken glass for you?
At Speedy Autoglass the broken glass is recycled and therefore saves the environment.