Windshield replacement is vital for your
safety and other road users if you have experienced an accident or have cracked glass.
shows that windshields are at the top of the insurance claims list in the United States, making up around thirty percent of all auto insurance claims. Therefore, what you do after installing
your new windshield will ensure that
it stays in great condition and lasts longer
Protect your newly installed
windshield by following the tips
Wait Before You Drive
Windshield replacement needs
an adhesive that holds the glass together. It creates a waterproof seal to keep it in place. Therefore, it’s crucial to give the adhesive
to dry. Technicians recommend waiting at least an hour before you
drive to ensure the
Keep Your Car Clean
The first 24–28 hours after installation play a key role in maintaining
. While the seal is drying, make sure you:
Keep the Windows Open
Following installation, the
air pressure can
stress the seal around the glass. Roll down a window or two to avoid building up the pressure. It’s only required for the first day of installation.
Avoid Removing the Retention Tape Immediately
Technicians usually use retention tape to grip the windshield and
protect the seal from
elements while drying. Though it doesn’t look great, keeping it for the
first two days
after installing the new windshield is best.
No Pressure Washing
It would be best not to opt for high-pressure or automatic car washes until the new moldings are set completely. If you still require washing your car in
the first few days following windshield replacement, go for a regular
Get Affordable Windshield Replacement in Houston
Whether you want to take your vehicle to the
auto glass shop
or need mobile windshield replacement services, the aftercare tips are the same. With these tips,
you can ensure your
new installation sets well and lasts longer. Reach out to
Auto Glass in San Antonio
for more information.
We have over 30 years of experience in
windshield repair and replacement
services. Our efficient customer care service can solve all
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