Car windshields started as a safety feature but have evolved well beyond their function – to a point where they are now a crucial part of maintaining your car’s structural integrity. They are also responsible for ensuring your vehicle’s airbags, sensors, cameras, and other features function properly.
Hence, it would be best if you considered getting a windshield replacement or getting the windshield repaired as soon as you see cracks, chips, or other types of damage on it. But how do you know that the windshield service provider did the job properly?
Has My Windshield Been Replaced Correctly?
There are four primary tells that you can use to determine whether or not your windshield has been replaced properly.
- If you see gaps in your frame, go back to your windshield replacement company and immediately notify them of the issue. These gaps usually have air pockets in them, which will eventually try to escape and crack your windshield. You may even find water trickling through these gaps, if large enough!
- If there are wavy patterns, colorful or otherwise, on your windshield, it means there is light seeping into the sides of your windshield and that the glass installed is of poor quality. Unless you opted for the low-quality glass (not recommended), you should get it replaced.
- If rattling noises and vibrations come from your windshield, it’s a sign that it hasn’t been set in the frame properly. These noises and vibrations from the windshield become more apparent at higher speeds. Keep in mind that some noise will dissipate over time for up to a month in colder weather.
- Applying new adhesive on parts with some old adhesive residue will result in weaker adhesion. Make sure you get the entire adhesive removed before getting the new one applied.
If you are noticing any irregularities about an incorrectly installed windshield, we suggest you give us a call. True Blue Auto Glass can help you repair or replace your windshield properly, or if needed, we can guide you on how to identify an improperly replaced windshield.