Having a vehicle that has a broken windshield can be a driving hazard. The safety of operating an automobile with a broken windshield depends on how severely the glass has been broken. If it is anything more than a small crack that can be easily repaired without removing the windshield, it may be necessary to completely remove the windshield and install a new one.
Removing and installing a new windshield is not as difficult as it may seem at first. Most windshields are held in place with an adhesive that goes around the perimeter of the glass.< a href=’http://premier1autoglass.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/repairing-vs-replacing-a-windshield/’>This/tag helps explain it more. This seals the windshield onto the vehicle. The glass can typically be removed in one piece by simply loosening the seal that adheres it to the automobile. Once this has been accomplished the windshield can then be smoothly lifted out and set aside.
A new windshield can be installed in much the same way that the old one was removed. The first step is to thoroughly clean the area and make sure that there are no particles of dirt or any other matter that may prevent the new windshield from having a good seal. The new glass can then be lifted into place and secured. Make sure that it is in the proper position. Once a final check has been made to make sure that it does not need to be adjusted, the final steps can be taken to securely fasten the new windshield in place and seal it so that it does not leak. Allow the windshield time to set so that the bond is secure, usually 12 to 24 hours. The vehicle is then ready to drive.