The windshield of a vehicle is one of the most important yet vulnerable parts. It keeps the dust, wind, and pollution away from the inside of your car while providing structural support to the roof. So, when the windshield gets damaged, it is important to get it repaired as soon as possible. Driving with a damaged windshield can be extremely dangerous. Once you have gotten your windshield repaired or replaced, here’s what you should do next.
Dos Following Automotive Windshield Replacement
· Leave the Windows of Your Car Open
After the new windshield is installed, leave the windows of your car open about an inch. Do this for a day or two. The opened windows will allow your vehicle to release any pressure that’s built up when the doors of the car are closed. If the window isn’t left open, the windshield could pop out because of its new seal.
· Wash Your Windshield by Hand
After the first two days of installation, wash the windshield by hand. Make sure that the cleaners you use are alcohol and ammonia-free and non-abrasive. Cleaners with abrasives may scratch the glass while cleaners containing alcohol or ammonia could damage the glue that is used for sealing the new windshield in place.
Don’ts Following Automotive Windshield Replacement
· Drive for a Day or Two
After the new windshield is installed, avoid driving for a day or two. Driving could damage the glue that is used to seal the windshield.
· Slam the Doors or Trunk of Your Car
Don’t slam the doors or trunk of your vehicle one day following automotive windshield replacement. Slamming the door or trunk may cause the new windshield to move around the seal, and as a result, it can become dislodged.
If you act on our advice, you won’t face any issues with the newly installed windshield. If your windshield ever gets damaged or you need to have it repaired or replaced by professionals, contact True Blue Auto Glass at 610-935-5588.