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How To Properly Maintain A New Replacement Windscreen

How To Properly Maintain A New Replacement Windscreen

Your windscreen is one of the most important parts of your car. Not only does it keep you safe from the elements and road-borne debris, but it also helps your car maintain its structure. If for some reason your windscreen was damaged and needed to be replaced, there are a few suggestions London Car Windscreen has that will help you maintain your new replacement so that it will serve you for years to come.

Don’t Drive Right Away

Windscreens are affixed to the vehicle using a special adhesive. This adhesive when properly applied creates a seal that is extremely strong and waterproof. Just like any adhesive, it requires time to dry properly. As such, once your new windscreen has been installed, you should wait at least an hour before you drive your car. This will ensure that the adhesive has had time to set and dry completely to create a solid seal.

The First 48 Hours

Though you can drive your car as early as an hour after installation, you should give your windscreen at least two days to fully set. Avoid placing covers on your windscreen and make sure that you don’t allow anything to push against that glass or exterior of your windscreen frame during this time.  You should also make a point of keeping the inside of your dashboard clear of junk and debris to avoid stressing the car glass.

Crack Your Windows

Changes in temperature and air pressure can stress the seal placed on your windscreen while it’s still in the drying stage. To prevent the buildup of this pressure, make sure that you leave one or two windows cracked whenever your car is parked for at least the first 48 hours.

Maintain the Retention Tape

Once your replacement windscreen is installed, the windscreen is usually retention tape placed around the molding to ensure that the elements don’t disturb the molding. This keeps the seal safe and you should make sure to leave it on for at least two days to give the adhesive ample time to set.

Skip the Wash

You should avoid commercial car washes for at least two days to make sure that your windscreen has time to set, and that the glass doesn’t get shifted from its position. If you absolutely must wash your car immediately, then opt for hand washing to protect the seal.

How We Can Help

If you need any assistance with your windscreen, London Car Windscreen is here to help. Taking care of your car glass isn’t hard, and we are always here when you need us. If you have cracks you need to be repaired, give us a call. If you have chips in your windscreen, we can help you out. If your windscreen needs to be replaced, we have a range of packages to fit just about any budget. Give our expert technicians a call at 0800 242 5740 today to find out more, or to get a no-obligation service quote.