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The Necessary Steps To Replace A Windshield

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The Necessary Steps To Replace A Windshield

Driving with a chipped or cracked windshield can be very dangerous and the longer you go without fixing it, the worse it can get. Whether it’s a tiny chip or a huge crack, it’s extremely important to get it repaired or replaced right away. This is a job to leave to the professionals, but have you ever wondered what it takes to replace the windshield in your vehicle? Here are the necessary steps the pros at Frank’s Auto Glass will take for Chicago windshield replacement.

1. Determine if your windshield needs to be repaired or fully replaced, based on the size, depth, and location of the crack.
2. Purchase the correct windshield for the size and shape of your specific vehicle.
3. Take down all things touching or near the windshield – review mirror, stickers, windshield wipers, hanging accessories, etc.
4. Protect the heating and cooling vents and other interior controls but covering them with plastic or paper.
5. Wear gloves to avoid any cuts on your hands from broken or chipped glass.
6. Inspect the rubber piece around your windshield for any damage. If you notice any cracks or tears, this will have to be replaced as well. If it seems intact, use a knife or screwdriver to separate the glass from the rubber.
7. Then, work with another person to carefully remove the glass from the windshield frame.
8. Place the rubber piece around the new windshield.
9. Use a sealant or jelly to carefully insert the glass into the frame and make sure it fights tightly.
10. Wipe away excess sealant and clean the windshield.

If you need Chicago windshield replacement, contact Frank’s Auto Glass today!

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area