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3 Reasons You Don't Want an Acrylic Windshield
With winter right around the corner, you may be looking for ways to stay warm so you can continue to enjoy riding your UTV no matter how much snow gets dumped on your favorite trails. Obviously you’ve got plenty of warm clothing you can bundle up in to stay warm. You may have even started looking into some extra UTV accessories you can install like a heated steering wheel, or a heater for the cab. You may have also considered a UTV windshield to keep the cold air and flurries out, while keeping the warm air in.
When you begin shopping for a UTV windshield, you’ll soon realize that there are many options to choose from. Whether it’s which type of material, or what type of windshield to choose, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. While you’ll have to decide if you want a half, full, or tilting windshield on your own, here is some information that will help you decide which type of material you want in a windshield. More specifically, here are three reasons why you don’t want an acrylic windshield for your UTV.
#1. They are less impact-resistant
This is the most important reason of all, and probably reason enough for many not to choose an acrylic windshield. No matter what pros there are to an acrylic windshield, the fact remains that it is simply not as impact-resistant as other windshields on the market. As you’re out on your UTV and come across rocks, branches, and other debris, an acrylic windshield is more likely to crack. This not only creates a hassle for you as you now have a big crack in your windshield to take care of, but it can be a safety issue as well. If something big enough hits your windshield, or something hits your windshield at the right speed, your windshield may break completely rather than crack. If your windshield isn’t able to stop debris on the trail, what’s going to keep it from hitting you or one of your passengers? Stay safe and choose something more impact-resistant.
While this may be a perk for some UTV riders who are looking to save some money (especially with Christmas right around the corner!), it is just a reminder that you get what you pay for. If you’re looking for the best deal, acrylic may be for you. But if you want something that is going to last for years, you’re better off choosing something other than acrylic.
#3. Shiny Appearance
Acrylic is known for having a shiny appearance, which again, may be a point swaying some to purchase acrylic. However, this can be dangerous on sunny days when glare is an issue.
Polycarbonate is one of the strongest, most durable products on the market when it comes to materials for your windshield. Rather than choosing acrylic, visit the UTV experts at UTV Windshields & Accessories and let them hook you up with a custom-fit windshield with exceptional quality and service.