The Dangers Of An Incorrectly Installed Windshield

image of windshield repair Mount Pocono PANobody likes to shell out their hard-earned cash on auto repairs. When faced with the need to replace the windshield of their car, many auto owners are automatically drawn to the lowest price. While it’s perfectly understandable to try and save some money, if you elect to go with a low quality windshield, it could end up costing you your life when you are involved in an accident. It really starts with workmanship, as some of the cheapest options out there also mean sub-par installation.

Consequences Of Having A Poorly Installed Windshield

A windshield that has not been correctly installed could actually pop out while you are driving at high speeds. Think about it: no one wants to be barreling down the highway at 70 miles per hour as their windshield is giving way. Additionally, if an incorrectly installed windshield pops out, it could also cause the roof of the vehicle to cave in. Consequently, this could crush the occupants.

Another gamble you take with an incorrectly installed or improperly glued windshield is the possibility of it blowing out if the air bags were to deploy during an accidents. Car crashes are terrifying as it is. No need to add in another dangerous scenario.

How A Windshield Protects You

As the number one safety restraint in your car, the windshield is typically made up of two thick sheets of glass, fused together by a bonded layer of exceptionally strong vinyl. Therefore, if a windshield breaks, it’s that layer of vinyl that holds the broken windshield shards in place. When you think of it this way you can see why proper materials and installation are imperative.

If a windshield is made with improper materials—and is not strong enough—a motorist could even be thrown from a speeding car if it were to break or pop out. Sadly, the chances of survival after being thrown from a vehicle in motion are slim to none.

Auto glass experts suggest asking repair or body shops if they use original equipment glass for their windshield replacements. This particular type of glass is typically of much higher quality and tends to fit better. Additionally, you should also be sure to ask how long your vehicle should sit following the installation. If the body shop owner says you are free to drive your car home right away do NOT use the shop. Cars should sit for about 12 hours before they can be driven, as the glue must fully fuse to prevent any of the issues outlined above.

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How Do You Know If Your Windshield Was Installed Incorrectly?

Need to determine if y our new windshield was installed properly? There are a few telltale signs. First, did the installer wear gloves? If an installer failed to wear gloves, there are natural oils that could have reversed the adhering process of the glue.
Was the old windshield adhesive removed? If not, this is major concern and the thick glass needs to lie completely flush with the car. This is not possibly if the old adhesive was left on. Additionally, it can interfere with the recently applied glue.

Finally, is the molding around your newly replaced windshield bumpy? If so, the wrong molding was likely used. Go back and demand a refund.


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Your windshield needs to be properly installed in order to keep you safe during an accident. An improperly installed windshield can cost you your life. Therefore, it is important that you use the above tips to verify if your windshield has been installed properly. Even better, make sure that you find a trusted auto glass shop that prioritizes your safety. 

Liberty AutoGlass offers proper windshield installation so that you and your passengers remain as safe as possible if you are involved in a serious accident. We use the highest quality materials to ensure that your safety is a priority. When you believe that your windshield has been installed incorrectly, be sure to contact us and will address it immediately. We offer mobile services so we will repair your damaged windshield or broken auto glass quickly and at the convenience of your home or office. Therefore, we come to you and you can go about your day as you would normally, without any interruptions. We fix windshields, back glass, door glass, vent glass, and quarter glass.LAG-learn about services CTA

We service Cresco PA 18326, Mount Pocono PA 18344, Mountainhome PA 18342, Pocono Manor PA 18349, Pocono Pines PA 18350, Pocono Summit PA 18346, Scotrun PA 18355, Swiftwater PA 18370, and Tannersville PA 18372.

 Contact us today or give us a call at (610) 377-7787 or (877) 90-GLASS if you have any questions. Click here to view our complete mobile auto glass service area in Pennsylvania.