Don’t Wash the Car
After an auto glass replacement, you should avoid giving your vehicle a wash. Usually, washing of cars, SUVs and vans is carried out with the help of high-pressure jets and motor pumps. So, washing the car will have a bad impact on the sealant or the adhesive and windshield issues will follow.
Whether it is the cleaning techniques or the cleaning detergent, all of these will destroy the strength of the adhesive. This will lead to a poorly installed windshield. If the car windshield replacement is not proper, the auto glass will not be effectively affixed and problems will arise again. Worse still, you may put your and the occupants’ lives at risk in the event of a collision or crash. So, you are advised to stay away from washing your vehicle for at least 24 hours, after the new windshield has been installed. If you have a real need for a wash, you should try to wash the vehicle at home using mild detergent or cleaning solutions. Many auto glass repair shops will tell you to avoid washing the car for a minimum of three days.