Auto Glass Replacement: FAQs

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September 29, 2021
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The safety of your ride is always a top priority, but when driving, you need to be extra careful. Your windshield can often put the lives and limbs in danger if it's not replaced or repaired quickly after an accident. 

So what should you look for as part of auto glass replacement?

It should be a substantial window that doesn't shatter easily.  It must be one-piece construction with no seams, tight seals around corners & edges, so there are fewer leaks from water intrusion; high visibility with anti-glare protection.

When the windshield breaks, you should know what to look for in your auto glass replacement services!

Here are some FAQs about auto glass replacement.

What should I look for when replacing a windshield?

Don't get caught off guard with a broken windshield! There are things to look for when getting your car's glass fixed, such as whether the company is qualified to do that type of work. 

You also need to ensure they have insurance, so if anything happens during the repair, there isn't any trouble or hassle on either side. To find out more about auto replacement and repair services, check our blog here, where we compiled some tips from professionals in this field!

What can you NOT do after windshield replacement?

  • You shouldn't drive for the next 24 hours after the installation.
  • If you must drive, drive cautiously, knowing that the adhesive is still fresh from being attached.
  • It would be best if you did not use the windshield wipers for 24 hours after installation.
  • It would help if you did not use the air conditioner for 24 hours after installation.
  • Turn the fan on if you must drive, but do not put any cold air through the vents. The icy blast of cold may cause cracks in your newly installed windshield!
  • Use a low-pressure, high-volume spray when washing your car to avoid scratches and other damage. Hose off dust, dirt, mud, or insects first before washing so that they don't get stuck in the paintwork or under the bodywork

How long will it take for a windshield replacement to cure?

It takes 24 hours for the adhesive to cure, so please keep your vehicle stationary.

The windshield is a significant safety feature. It can save a life in the event of an accident, and for that reason, you should take care of it! 

To keep it damage-free, you will need at least one week before using any heavy-duty cleaners on its surface, as any pressure you apply when wiping it off could compromise the installation.

You can wash and wax afterward as usual but try to be careful around the windshield area.

How long after windshield replacement can it get wet?

The sealant needs time to set and fully cure so that the water won't seep into it, which could lead to premature wear on your new windshield. You can wash and wax afterward as usual but try not to wait until you have all of those steps completed before driving through puddles or getting your car wet again.

We hope that by answering these questions asked by people who are considering or have opted to replace their windshield, you could let go of any worries you may have.

Surge Auto Glass knows that your car is more than just a mode of transportation. That's why we're here to take care of it for you. When you come in for windshield repair, it isn't just another job on our schedule! We know how important this car is to you, our customer. 

We can help make sure anything related to window repairs stays far from your mind so that you're free of distractions while driving home after an exhausting day at work.

Contact us now to learn more about expert windshield replacement!

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