Windshield replacement is a critical part of car ownership. After all, windshields are becoming increasingly integral to the structure of most commercial vehicles.
Putting this important part of your car in the hands of the experts at Inland Empire Autobody and Paint it’s a smart decision. However, there are some windshield replacement aftercare steps you should take after the job is done.
Be Careful Right After Replacing Your Windshield
Be mindful of vibrations in your car right after replacing your windshield, as they have a direct impact on the glass. For example, as we mentioned in a previous post, vibrations can worsen any crack or chip in your windshield. When you replace your windshield, make sure to avoid roads in poor conditions for at least a few hours and try not to slam your doors.
Crack Open a Window
Right after replacing your windshield, you want to avoid any unnecessary stress to the glass, and that includes interior pressure. To ensure that the pressure inside your car is not excessive, roll down one of your windows during the first 24 hours after replacing your windshield.
Avoid Power Washers
Stress to your windshield can also come in the form of high-pressure washers. If you really need to wash your car during the first 24 hours after windshield replacement, your best option is doing it by hand. Additionally, this procedure is in general gentler to your car’s paint. If you have the time, you can even turn the washing session into an opportunity to do some detailing work on your vehicle.
Keep it Clean
Your windshield should always be clean, as visibility is key to avoiding road hazards. However, when you replace your windshield you should make an extra effort to keep it neat. While the adhesive sets, dust or grime may stick to it, so it’s a good idea to ensure that both the inside and the outside of your vehicle are tidy and consider using a sunshade.
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