9 Tips for Proper Care and Maintenance
Did you recently have your windshield replaced? Are you unsure how to take care of it? Only 1 Auto Glass has you covered. If you want your auto glass to last, you need to be careful what you do immediately after it has been replaced. If you want to avoid another replacement, you will need to be extra careful with your windshield in the weeks, months, and even years that follow. What should you do to ensure your windshield is safe after a replacement? Let’s dive in.
Right away after your Windshield Replacement
It’s just a matter of time before you leave the shop. How do you take care of your new windshield right after it is installed? Here’s how you can protect your newly installed glass.
- Allow Your Vehicle to Sit for a Few hours
After installation, the urethane adhesive that was used to replace your windshield must be allowed to dry properly. It is important to allow the adhesive to set for at least an hour after you have returned from the shop. Urethane doesn’t fully cure for several hours so avoid driving your car until the next day.
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- Avoid Slamming Doors
The pressure created by slamming your vehicle’s doors can cause damage to the windshield adhesive. To avoid unnecessary pressure changes, close your doors for several hours following your windshield replacement.
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- You can leave the tape alone
Avoid removing adhesive tape from around your windshield while it cures. The tape protects your newly sealed area from dust and debris, and helps prevent the seal from being compromised. You can remove the tape after 24-48 hours.
You should wait 48 hours before washing your vehicle
High-pressure car washes can cause damage to your windshield and possibly shift the moldings. Before you take your car to a traditional car wash, wait at least 48 hours for adhesive to dry completely. You can wash your vehicle by hand if you have to before the 48-hour period.
Windshield Maintenance Ongoing
It is important to ensure that your windshield lasts the test of time by being vigilant about auto glass maintenance. These are the steps you need to take to maintain and protect your windshield for years, months and even years.
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Keep your windows clean. To keep your windows clear of smudges, debris and other obstructions to your vision, use an auto glass cleaner. Dead bugs can lead to auto glass deterioration due to the high acidity in most insect entrails.
Be aware of materials that could scratch your glass. If you do not replace your windshield wipers promptly, they can scratch your glass.
Keep to the three-second rule. Your windshield can be damaged if you follow too closely behind other vehicles. Your windshield can be damaged by the impact of other drivers’ tires.
Minor damage should be repaired immediately. Repair minor damage immediately if you find a crack or a rock chip in your windshield. It is possible for the damage to continue growing if it is not repaired quickly.
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Say no to direct sunlight. If possible, avoid parking in direct sunlight. Auto glass can be damaged by the sun’s heat.
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