Your vehicle’s windshield acts as a guard for your car, like the exterior door of your house protects it from robbers. The windshield stops unnecessary items from entering your vehicle while driving.
To provide your vehicle with the best windshield possible, you should only get your windshield installed and repaired from a certified auto glass shop.
The main job done by your vehicle’s windshield is to provide unrivalled safety to you while diving. It also works as a supporting structure for your vehicle that helps maintain your vehicle’s structural integrity.
A common misconception that most people have is that the windshield’s job is to protect the vehicle so it can’t get cracked or chipped under any circumstances.
Though the windshield is used to provide both support and security to your vehicle, it is not very unusual for the windshield to develop cracks or chips due to sudden impact.
So if your vehicle develops a chip or crack, just immediately get it either replaced or repaired by a certified auto glass company to avoid any long-term damage to your vehicle.
Also, if your vehicle’s windshield has recently gone through replacement, then keep on reading as in this blog post we will share some basic aftercare tips that will help you maintain your newly replaced windshield.
Tips To Care For Your Newly Replaced Windshield
If you just got your car’s windshield replaced by a professional windshield replacement company and are excited to drive your car back home. Just wait a few minutes and go through a few aftercare tips for your newly replaced windshield to ensure that you don’t damage it again due to neglect.
Here are the top 3 tips that will help you maintain your newly replaced windshield:
Don’t Drive Your Vehicle Immediately
A common mistake that most vehicle owners make is that they take their car for a drive immediately after replacing their windshield.
To fix a chipped windshield or to affix a new one onto your vehicle, the professional windshield replacement company uses urethane as an adhesive and it needs a little while to cure.
The curing duration for the adhesive depends upon a number of factors, such as the quality, temperature and humidity, so in extreme cases, it can take up to 24 hours to cure the adhesive fully.
However, after windshield replacement as a general precaution, you must stay away from driving your vehicle for at least one hour. This will help make sure that the adhesives have dried completely.
Leave The Tape On
Some auto glass companies use tape while affixing a new windshield. As a vehicle owner, you might be tempted to remove the tape as soon as possible to restore the attractiveness of your vehicle.
However, you must stop yourself from taking off the windshield tape for at least 24 hours to make sure that debris, dirt or other foreign particles do not get stuck to the adhesives.
If dust debris gets stuck to the adhesives of your new windshield, it will weaken the windshield’s glass to frame connection and will nullify the efforts of replacing the windshield.
Leave The Window Open
If you live in a region with particularly high temperatures, pressure might build inside your car while driving due to the hot temperature.
So in such weather conditions if you leave your car parked for a long hearse under similar heat, your newly installed windshield might disassociate or pop out as a result of high pressure. Therefore, to avoid this, leave one of your windows open before parking your vehicle.
About Exact Auto Glass
Exact Auto Glass fixes cracks, chips, and small holes. We are MPI accredited and offer a lifetime warranty on our work to the original vehicle owner.
We understand that it’s not always feasible to bring your vehicle to us, as is the case with heavy machinery that needs glass replaced. This is why we offer mobile services and come to you to fix or repair your damaged glass. Contact us here.