Caring for your windshield after replacement

You might think that once you have your windshield replaced by A+ Plus Auto Glass that’s the end of the matter. But don’t get too carried away. There are several things that you need to do as the owner of the vehicle to make sure that your new windshield is properly cared for after replacement. And this starts as soon as you drive out of our center. There are a lot of things you can do that can put your new investment in jeopardy.


Don’t waste your money or ruin the hard work of our team. If you’ve just got your car windshield replaced, here is what you need to know.


Don’t rush to drive your vehicle

In most cases, your vehicle will be okay to drive the very same day that work is completed. But that is not always the case. The time to adhesive takes to try can depend on a number of factors and sometimes it can take up to 24 hours. Driving your car before the adhesive has dried properly won’t just risk damaging your new windshield, it is also incredibly dangerous risks your safety. Luckily, most auto glass repair centers won’t give you the keys until the adhesive has dried so you don’t have to worry about it.


Don’t take the tape off too early

Although the adhesive may have dried, auto glass technicians will still leaver tape on even after they have given you the keys. The tape doesn’t just make sure that the seal is completely dry, it also stops debris from getting into the seal. Please make sure that you leave the tape on for at least 24 hours, even when driving. Failure to do so can ruin the integrity of the new windshield, cause cracks and other issues, and ultimately mean you need another new windshield.


Getting your car washed too quickly

Do not, under any circumstances was your car immediately after getting your windshield replaced. You should wait 24 hours at a minimum before taking your car through an automatic car wash and ideally even longer. That’s because these machines use very high-pressure jets to remove dirt and debris from your vehicles. While that will make your car looks good as new, it can ruin the sealant and moldings of your new windshield if they aren’t completely dry yet. If you absolutely have to wash your car the day after getting the windshield replaced, please do it by hand.


If you need more information on caring for your new windshield or want to find out more about how A+ Plus Auto Glass can replace or repair your car’s glass, get in touch today by calling us at (623) 218-6844 or by using our online contact form.