Make Sure to Avoid These Mistakes After a Windshield Replacement

What precautions do you need to take after a windshield replacement? After getting an automotive glass repair, you must be as careful as possible with your new windshield. The steps below will help to avoid a return trip for another replacement shortly after your first one and the video provides more tips as well.

Mistake 1: Removing the Tape Too Soon

You may be impatient about leaving the tape a glass technician placed on your car during the repair. Keep in mind that the tape needs to stay in place for at least 48 hours.

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Mistake 2: Not Leaving a Window Open

Air pressure can build up in the car after a windshield repair and cause leaks in the seal from the resulting stress. Make sure to leave your window open enough to air out both the pressure and the smell.

Mistake 3: Getting an Automatic Car Wash Too Soon

You need to wait at least 24 hours after a windshield replacement to wash the car at all, but if it must be washed, definitely avoid an automatic car wash. The force from the heavy brushes can unintentionally reposition the windshield itself by weakening the molding.