When windshields leak there is a big problem. A leaky windshield isn’t just an unpleasant driving experience, it can cause significant damage to your windshield and car. If you think your windshield is leaking, this is the article for you.
How to tell if my windshield is leaking?
Even if you find water in your car or on your dashboard, it isn’t always clear where it is coming from. The first step in fixing the leak is diagnosing where it came from. One of the most effective ways of doing this is to wash your car with a low-pressure washer part by part to see where water is leaking in from. You can also use soap to find leaks. Use a sponge to wash soap around all sealants, then turn the car’s heaters on full blast. If you see soap start to bubble, you’ve found your leak.
Why is my windshield leaking?
Okay, so you’ve found that your windshield is leaking. But why is it leaking? There are a number of reasons why your windshield could be leaking. One of the most common is pinholes in the seam located under the molding. Even with the advanced seals that modern cars use, leaks in the seam are still possible. Leaks can also occur if a new windshield was badly installed.
The importance of fixing windshield leaks
It is crucial that you fix a leaky windshield. Cars that leak water will eventually mold, mildew and rust. Mildew can pose a serious threat to the health of the driver and cause a disgusting smell that makes the car unpleasant to drive. Rust can wear down a vehicle’s integrity, and mold can cause health problems, too.
While you can repair a leaky windshield yourself, it is always best to leave it to the professionals. It can be hard to work out the extent of a leak on your own or if the leak really is coming from where you think it is. This means that you could cause more harm than good. Instead, take it into a trusted auto glass repair company
At A+ Plus Auto Glass, our team are experts in diagnosing and repairing leaks. If your windshield is leaking, we’ll find the problem and we’ll fix it—guaranteed. Where necessary we can repair the windshield itself or we can replace the window in full. For more information on how we can help or to book your car in for an appointment, give us a call today on (623) 218-6844 or use our online contact form.