Your windshield helps keep your car warm when it’s cold outside and cold when it’s hot outside. It protects your eyes from bugs, dirt, dust, insects, and other debris. Perhaps most importantly, your windshield keeps your roof from crushing you during a rollover accident. With all of these vital functions in mind, you should never leave your windshield installation to an amateur. Here are some of the problems you may encounter by letting anyone but a professional install your auto glass.
- Poor Alignment: Whether you elect to take your windshield installation as a do-it-yourself project or an opportunity to hire the cheapest installer available, you run the risk of winding up with a poor windshield alignment. Often times, when you forego professional installation, you wind up with a rushed end product. A poorly aligned windshield is more susceptible to cracks, chips, and popping off altogether in the event of an accident.
- Excessive Water and Air Leaks: Improperly applied adhesive can lead to excessive water and air leaks. This typically will come about as a result of a fatal short cut. Instead of removing sealant from your old windshield prior to installing the new one, many windshield installers elect to forego this critical step. The end result is a sealant that doesn’t work optimally and an abundance of leaks.
- Reduced Passenger Protection: Windshields are designed in large part to support the roof of a car from caving in during a rollover accident. A poorly aligned windshield will fail to provide adequate protection should your car roll over in an accident. The end result can range anywhere from passenger ejection to the roof of the car collapsing on top of the passengers inside.
If you need auto glass repair or replacement, protect your safety by enlisting the experts at Glass on the Move. Visit us in Oakland, or have one of our mobile repair representatives visit you in the Hayward and Berkeley areas to experience our award-winning services. To find out more information or to speak with a friendly member of our team, call us today at (510) 338-4791.