It is not recommended auto glass replacement be done by anyone that is not a certified professional with experience in auto glass replacement.
Your windshield sees a lot of worlds, from debris to weather its no small job getting from point A to point B. A cracked windshield should be dealt with as soon as the issue is noticed. A broken windshield is an immediate safety concern as there is no predictability in expansion of the broken glass. Depending on the auto insurance policy selected by you, don’t fret your windshield may be covered.
3 signs you need a new windshield:
An auto glass professional can assist in deciding on replacement or repair of your windshield.
**Buyer beware of scams associated with auto glass professionals that claim they do “free” or “discounted” windshield replacement.
Replacing auto glass in the frigid Minnesota and Wisconsin winters can warrant extended replacement or repair turn around in labor times. Mobile auto glass service should not be done on-site below 20 degrees Fahrenheit unless in a heated area (pole building, auto glass shop or garage). Handling your repairs and replacement prior to weather changing is so important, convenience is key.
A windshield must be preheated before adding repair resin in cold weather conditions. It is critical to the installation and repair process. Temperature levels are handled easily in a controlled environment. All moisture must be regulated and removed prior to glass installation. Any trapped moisture may cause damage in the future.
Cold weather conditions can impact your auto glass negatively in Minnesota and Wisconsin if there is an existing crack or chip that may not have been noticed. Be sure to check your windshield for any areas of concern prior to the first cold front.
If your vehicle contains Advanced Driver Assistance Safety (ADAS) Systems it is critical to know when calibration of the technology is needed for proper safety operations of your vehicle. These are the 9 most common instances a calibration should be performed.
1. Replacement of the vehicles:
3. Airbag deployment
4. Windshield replacement
5. Repair of the suspension
6. Frontend alignments
7. Alterations to tires
8. Camera replacement
9. Any displayed an alterations to displayed code
Manufacturers may specify other critical instances calibrations should be performed. Please check with the manufacturer of your vehicle.
Various auto glass experts within Abra Auto Glass Minnesota & Western Wisconsin.