In the auto glass industry, a hack job refers to a windshield replacement that was done while giving very little consideration to the actual procedure, technicalities involved, and quality control. The windshield is a lot more than what most people may think it is.
A windshield isn’t simply an aesthetic component, but it is an integral safety and protection component in a car’s system. The purpose of a windshield is to keep the environmental elements out as well as offer you maximum protection in the event of a car accident, crash, or rollover. Above all, the windshield keeps the structural integrity of your car intact. That’s the reason you should always get your broken or cracked windshield fixed by an expert auto glass technician.
In short, getting your windshield replaced by an incompetent technician puts your life as well as the lives of the other occupants of the car at risk as you get back on the road. So, you need to choose a glass shop wisely.
The windshield replacement process consists of several steps, each of which requires great attention to detail. No matter who the technician is or which auto glass repair shop it is, all the necessary steps must be followed properly and accurately to ensure a high quality windshield installation.
Right from cutting the urethane seal, removing the auto glass and removing the extra urethane and cleaning the bonding area to applying the urethane primer, and reinstalling the windshield, the technician needs to adhere to high standards and strict quality control.
The windshield installation will not be accurate if the new windshield is not prepared in a proper manner or if proper trimming and cleaning of the pinch weld aren’t done. The auto glass technician needs to apply the urethane properly so that the windshield stays in the correct place and is properly installed.
If any of these technical details are ignored or paid only a little attention, the quality of the installation will be low-quality and poor.
A poorly or incorrectly installed windshield is more susceptible to chips or cracks due to high impact. What is even more serious is that the windshield will fall out of its place due to improper installation during a collision or crash.
The windshield won’t be able to hold you inside the car – putting you in harm’s way. To avoid hack jobs and all of these issues, as a result, you should always get your damaged windshield fixed by a professional who has specialized knowledge of the work.