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Should You Wash Your Car Following a Windshield Replacement?
Wait at least 24 hours after a windshield replacement to wash the vehicle. Definitely avoid the car wash as their high-pressure jets can act on the yet-to-dry sealants used to replace the windshield. It is also possible for the cleaning agent used by the car wash to have an abrasive effect on the sealant. If you must, wash your windshield at home gently using a mild soap. Spray water softly on the glass. In the unfortunate circumstance that your windshield has been replaced incorrectly, the mistake will become evident during driving. A whooshing sound, wavy patterns on the glass or blurred vision while driving are signs to watch out for.
Repair or Replace: What to Do with A Damaged Windshield?
When you have a small chip on your windshield, you may have to make a decision. Whether to repair the glass, replace it, or just let it be. Well, you can’t just drive around with a broken windshield because according to the Insurance Information Institute, it is illegal to drive about with a cracked windshield in many places. Moreover, a small chip that may look harmless can easily spread across the entire windshield if you accidentally hit a bump or make a sharp turn. So you should either get it repaired while it is still manageable or if the windshield does not look like it can handle repairs anymore, it is best to replace it. Ask an auto glass repair specialist in Mississauga for more advice.
Windshield Degradation Needs Attention
It is not just accidental damage to your windshield that you should be concerned about. Windshield damage can mean something other than cracks too. One of the most common types of windshield damages has nothing to do with impact but with time. The gradual degradation or wear of your car’s windshield causes haziness in the glass. Another common problem occurs when the Polyvinyl butyral layer separates from the layers of glass causing “milkiness” as the PVB layer becomes opaque, impairing the driver’s view. Then there are small chips on the glass from dust and tiny pebbles that cause a halo-like stray light. Studies suggest that damages like these over time can be a cause of accidents. If your windshield is posing problems like these ask an auto glass repair expert Mississauga to assess the damage.


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