If you need to have your windshield repaired or replaced it’s important to know these tips.  The 24 hours immediately following your windshield repair are critical to the longevity of the repair or replacement.   Here are helpful tips we give our customers after we complete a windshield repair or replacement.

Open your car windows  

Vent your car by opening one window slightly before closing the car doors for 24 hours.  This allows air to escape and lessens the pressure on the new seal.

Hold off on the car wash

We recommend NOT washing your car for 7 days after you’ve had your windshield replaced. Doing so allows the seal to set fully. Rain and hand-washing your car will not affect the seal.

Avoid abrasives 

Please do not use abrasive cleaners, such as those with ammonia or alcohol, for 48 hours. 

AVoid abrasive chemicals
Avoid abrasive chemicals

Windshield stickers reapplied

Like most auto glass repair services, we transfer the registration and inspection stickers from your damaged windshield to your new windshield whenever possible. While every effort is made to transfer stickers carefully know that the sticker cannot be removed from your broken windshield you will have to have your car re-inspected to get a new sticker for your windshield.

Windshield stickers
We replace windshield stickers

Taped moldings tip

Newer cars often have glue-on moldings and to ensure they stay in place until the adhesives are set we apply tape to hold them in place.  Do not remove this tape for 24 hours.  You can remove it yourself, and should any of the tape adhesive remain you can remove it with a light solvent and soft cloth after 24 hours.

EZPass Transmitter

If you have an EZPass transmitter block please do NOT attach it to your new windshield for 24 hours.  We like to avoid putting pressure on the windshield from the inside.

EZ Pass transmitter
Re-attached EZPass after 24 hours

Beware of broken glass

Occasionally the windshield must be broken to remove it resulting in pieces of glass falling into the car.  While your car is thoroughly vacuumed if the windshield was broken you may find some small pieces of glass due to road vibration shaking hidden glass pieces loose. Please be aware of this possibility.  Glass can be easily vaccumed up or stop by and we'll vacuum it for you.

Broken Glass
Beware of broken glass

To find out more about our auto glass service in Rochester NY or Syracuse NY visit the Auto Glass section of our website or call us 877-937-4527.


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