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New Windshield Care – Car Window Replacement in Chicago

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New Windshield Care – Car Window Replacement in Chicago

When you have a new windshield installed, you want it to last as long as possible. Here are a few care and maintenance tips that will help you preserve your new windshield for years to come.

1. Give the Adhesive Time to Set

When windshields are replaced, drivers should wait at least an hour before driving their vehicle. That hour gives the urethane adhesive time to set and harden. If you drive before that hour is up, the windshield may not become firmly attached to the vehicle’s frame. Allowing the adhesive to dry provides a good, strong seal.

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2. Don’t Remove the Adhesive Tape

Be sure to leave the adhesive tape in place for at least 24–48 hours after windshield installation. Leaving the tape on the glass ensures that the seal is in place and protected until the adhesive dries.

3. Drive Gently

When first installed, new windshields are very sensitive to vibration. So, for a few days after you’ve gotten your new windshield, be careful where you drive. Try to stay on smooth, paved roads and be careful when driving over speed bumps or potholes. Also, try to avoid dirt or gravel roads.

It’s also important to gently close your vehicle’s doors for at least 48 hours after the windshield’s installation. Slamming the vehicle’s doors may puncture the seal.

4. Don’t Use Your Sunshade

Avoid using your sunshade for at least 48 hours after installation. You don’t want anything to push against the windshield and touch the drying urethane during that period.

5. Avoid High-pressure Car Washes

Don’t put your vehicle through a high-pressure car wash for at least 48–72 hours after installation. Water pressure against the glass can displace the moldings. Be sure to give your windshield, adhesive, and moldings the necessary time to set and dry. If you feel it’s absolutely necessary, you may gently wash your vehicle by hand during this period.

6. Keep Windows Opened Slightly

Summer heat can increase interior air pressure and threaten the integrity of the glass. You can equalize the air pressure by leaving a ¼ inch gap in your windows. Even small gaps provide ventilation and help keep the interior of your vehicle cooler.

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New windshields can be a little fragile in the first couple of days after installation. However, they can greatly improve the appearance of your vehicle and give it a new lease on life.

At Frank’s Auto Glass we provide a variety of glass repair and replacement services. These include window tinting and mobile windshield repair in the Chicago area. If you have windshield problems, visit us at Frank’s Auto Glass for windshield repair or replacement and great customer service. In no time at all, we’ll have your windshield in like-new condition.

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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

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