Whether you were involved in an accident or were simply dealing with a cracked or otherwise damaged windshield, you might be happy now that you have had your windshield fully replaced. A new windshield should last you for a long time if it was properly installed, but proper aftercare is also important. Make sure that you follow these tips after having your new windshield installed so that you can prevent damage.
1. Avoid Slamming Your Doors
Be careful about slamming your doors, especially for the first day or so after your windshield has been installed. Otherwise, it should jar your new windshield and cause damage before it is able to fully set in place. Consider keeping your windows slightly cracked for the first day to help ease the slam of your doors when you open and close them.
2. Buy New Windshield Wipers
Old windshield wipers that aren't in good shape could scratch your new windshield or could "beat" against it and cause damage. Therefore, if your existing windshield wipers aren't in good shape, you should have them replaced. You can usually tell if your windshield wipers are damaged, such as if the blades are beginning to tear.
3. Leave the Tape On
Your glass installation company might have used a special type of tape around your new windshield. This tape is designed to help hold your windshield in place until the adhesive fully dries and sets, which will help ensure that your windshield sets into place as it is supposed to. Don't be tempted to take this tape off until your glass installation professional suggests it. In most cases, you will need to leave it on for at least one day.
4. Be Careful When Driving
You probably can't go without your car, but you should try to avoid excessive driving in the first few days after your windshield is installed. Be careful about driving at higher speeds, and be especially cautious when going over pot holes, bumpy paths or speed bumps, which could jar your windshield and cause it to fall out of place. Basically, you should drive as little as possible for the first few days after your windshield installation, and when you do drive, you should stick to slower speeds and smoother surfaces.
As you can see, there are a few simple aftercare tips that you should remember after having a new windshield installed. Follow these four tips, and you shouldn't have to worry about your windshield setting in place as it's supposed to.
To learn more about windshield replacement, contact a company like Mr Go-Glass.