What to do after a windshield replacement?

Jan 16, 2023
Windshield Replacement


Congratulations on getting your windshield replaced! Now that you have a brand new, crystal-clear windshield from The Power Window Doctors, it's important to know what steps to take to ensure its longevity and maintain optimal safety.

Useful Subheading 1: The Importance of Proper Curing Time

One of the critical aspects after windshield replacement is allowing the adhesive to cure properly. The curing time depends on the type of adhesive used and external factors such as temperature and humidity. At The Power Window Doctors, we use industry-standard adhesives that typically require around 24 hours to cure fully.

During the curing process, it is essential to avoid any excessive jarring or movement that could compromise the adhesive's integrity. Try to limit driving for the first day after your windshield replacement to give the adhesive ample time to cure and bond securely.

Useful Subheading 2: Cleaning and Maintenance

To keep your freshly replaced windshield in pristine condition, regular cleaning and maintenance are necessary. Here are some tips:

1. Choosing the Right Cleaning Products

When cleaning your windshield, it's crucial to use products specifically formulated for automotive glass. Avoid harsh chemicals, ammonia-based cleaners, or abrasive materials that can damage the glass surface and cause scratches. Opt for a gentle glass cleaner and a soft microfiber cloth to ensure a streak-free finish.

2. Regular Cleaning Schedule

Make it a habit to clean your windshield regularly, both from the inside and outside. Dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate over time, hindering visibility and potentially damaging the glass. By maintaining a regular cleaning schedule, you'll ensure optimal clarity and extend the lifespan of your windshield.

Useful Subheading 3: Avoiding Potential Damages

While windshields are designed to withstand various external forces, it's crucial to take extra precautions to prevent any potential damages. Here are some tips:

1. Maintain a Safe Following Distance

By keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, you reduce the risk of rocks, debris, or other objects hitting your windshield. Cracks and chips caused by road debris can compromise the structural integrity of the glass and lead to further damage.

2. Avoid Extreme Temperature Changes

Rapid temperature changes, such as blasting hot air or cold air directly onto your windshield, can stress the glass and potentially cause it to crack. Gradually adjust the temperature settings when using your vehicle's ventilation system to minimize the risk of thermal stress.

3. Be Mindful of Parking Locations

Whenever possible, park your vehicle in shaded or covered areas to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Extreme heat can expand the glass and exacerbate existing cracks or chips.

Useful Subheading 4: Professional Inspection and Repair

Even with the best preventative measures, there may be situations where your windshield gets damaged. In such cases, it is essential to seek professional inspection and repair services as soon as possible. The Power Window Doctors offer comprehensive windshield repair and replacement solutions to ensure your safety and the integrity of your vehicle's glass components.


By following these essential steps after a windshield replacement, you'll maximize the lifespan of your new windshield and ensure optimal safety on the road. Trust in the expertise of The Power Window Doctors for all your windshield needs, and enjoy clear visibility and peace of mind behind the wheel.

Great article! Very helpful tips on how to take care of a new windshield.
Nov 11, 2023