There are times that your windshield may crack or break into shards. Sometimes a repair may be done but when it’s totally irreparable, a new auto glass should be installed. Some windscreen issues are inevitable. When this is the case, there are things that you should do and there are things that you should not do.
Things that You Should Not Do
For your safety, that of other passengers that could be in your car and the safety of the windshield, there are things that you should not do after an auto glass has been installed.
Do Not Drive the Car Too Soon
One of the don’ts after an auto glass installation is to drive the car too soon. The materials used to install the glass such as adhesives must settle down before you can drive otherwise there could be damage. The technician at work will advise when the right time to drive the car is.
Do Not Remove the Tape on the Auto Glass
When the windshield is being fixed, a special tape is used to support the screen. You should not remove it the same day as this will affect the support of the screen. Give it at least 24 hours to settle. Talk to the technician to understand when you should remove the tape and how it should be done to avoid any damages.
Do Not Wash the Car Too Soon
As technicians use a seal to install the auto glass, you need to give it time to do its work effectively. This means that you should not by any means wash the car whether it’s being done by a professional or at home. You do not want to go back to the technician with the same issue hours after it has been sorted.
Do Not Slam Doors
Slamming any of your car doors causes unnecessary pressure against the auto glass that was just installed. With this, the glass can crack or even get broken completely. It’s advisable that you close the doors with care.
Various reasons could lead to the need to install a new window. This is a sensitive procedure that needs professionals not only during fixing but even after the fixing. A good technician will advise you on the don’ts and the do’s after an auto glass has been replaced. If you are not sure of what you should not do, you can talk to the experts.