The Dos and Don’ts of Windshield Repair

Windshield Repair Services

At Three Rivers Autoglass, we know a bit about windshields. That is why it is important to trust us for your windshield repair services. Did you know that a windshield performs the following three essential duties in response to an accident: a windshield will keep the vehicles passengers from being thrown from the vehicle, the windshield provides reinforcement for airbag deployment, and the windshield provides up to 60% of roof-crush prevention? Read on to learn the dos and don’ts of windshield repair, so that you know you will be getting the best for your money and the safety you deserve for your family!

Windshield repair starts with the following four key points: 1. A Professional Technician, 2. The right adhesive, 3. The right glass, and 4. A warranty. These are essential when deciding which auto-glass repair shop will take care of your vehicle’s windshield repair service. Always ask the technician you are discussing your repair with if they are a certified windshield technician. If they are not, move on. Only work with someone who has the qualifications to complete your windshield repair correctly. It is imperative that your windshield is installed correctly for the safety of all on the road. At Three Rivers Autoglass, we offer trained technicians and can complete the job correctly the first time.

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It is important that the technicians in the shop are AGRASS (Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council) certified. This has been the standard for the past two decades and ensures that the procedures of installation following policies and procedures for top safety.

Proper adhesive during windshield repair is important because improper adhesives, such as bathtub caulking or silicone, or a less expensive adhesive called Butyl, can pull apart due to the impact force in an accident. AGRSS technicians are aware of the standards. Three Rivers Autoglass use the correct and safest adhesive the complete your windshield repair services. Also, the shop should only use DOT approve windshield glass or OEM quality controlled glass. These two elements, adhesive and glass, are the most important in preventing noise on the road. Quality is key! Look for a shop with top quality products in stock.

Even at a shop that has AGRSS trained technicians, mistakes can happen so it is important to get a warranty on your windshield repair. This may help to save you money in the long run.

After the installation, the technician will go over the dos and don’ts with you so your windshield repair service is finished completely with your help: How soon can the car be driven? How long before you can wash your car? A good technician will tell you to leave your window open about an inch to relieve pressure.

At Three Rivers Autoglass, we want your windshield repair to be a wonderful experience for you, and to get you on the road as soon as possible. We are here to help with your safety in any way possible.