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How Windshield Installation Works

Last updated 7 years ago

It’s easy to take your car’s windshield for granted, but it is one of the most important components of your vehicle. We pay more attention to our windshields when there is a chip or crack, but when the damage is beyond a simple repair, it’s important to have the entire windshield replaced. It seems like an incredibly complex task, but if you go to the professionals, then they can get the job done in no time. Here’s how windshield installation works: 

1. Inspection

The first thing an auto glass technician will do before replacing your windshield is inspect your car for any damage in that area. There must be as few problems as possible when dealing with your auto glass so that the replacement goes smoothly. 

2. Preparation

Your car will then be prepared for the removal of the windshield and installation of the new one. Protective blankets or towels are usually placed on the inside of the car to protect against windshield breaks. 

3. Removing Wipers and Moldings

Before the windshield is taken out, the windshield wipers and moldings are removed from your car in order for the repairman to be able to cut the windshield out. 

4. Removal of Windshield

Using special tools like a windshield knife or wiring, the auto glass is cut out of its frame and removed with special suction cups. This job is usually done by two or more people to avoid further damage and equally distribute the weight of the window. 

5. Preparing for New Adhesive

An important step in the process of windshield installation is cutting out the old adhesive to make way for the new. The frame and windshield are primed for the new adhesive, which is applied all around, and the windshield is fit back into place along with the molding and windshield wipers.

Here at Glass on the Move, we specialize in windshield installation. Call us at (510) 338-4791 to learn how to repair your auto glass.



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