Windscreen Replacement Care Tips

As an AIG Car Insurance policyholder, you are eligible for a windscreen repair service at your home. If you have a broken windshield, feel free to reach the nearest windscreen repair workshop near you and set a date. All you need to do is sit back and relax as our professional repairers help you replace your old windscreen with a new one.

However, maintenance and care are crucial after the replacement of your windscreen. Taking precautions will ensure your windshield is in good condition and last as long possible.

Right after our repairers replace your windscreen, make sure you remember these tips:

Don’t drive your car immediately

Immediately after the replacement of your windscreen, it takes at least an hour for the adhesive to set and dry. However, some circumstances may take up to 24 hours if a special adhesive is required. It also depends on the humidity and temperature, so avoid driving your car immediately.

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Don’t wash your car

It is also advisable to refrain washing your vehicle after replacing the windshield. It is to ensure that you don’t damage or shift the mouldings before it fully sets. You should also avoid automatic car washes and high-pressure jets.

If you must clean your car, hand wash your vehicle and avoid putting pressure on the windscreen.

Leave a window open

For at least eight hours, you should also crack a window for about an inch after the replacement. This is necessary to prevent leaks caused by high pressure in the car.

Leave the retention tape

Retention tapes are necessary to hold the windscreen mouldings and protect the seal while it’s drying. It doesn’t look great, but it’s advisable to keep the tape on for 24-48 hours after installation.

Go easy on the new windscreen

For the first 24 to 48 hours after replacing your windscreen, it’s important to take it easy with your vehicle. As your windshield is still setting, you may want to avoid slamming the doors, going on uneven terrain and make sure you park your car in a safe spot.

Take care of your windshield

Windshields are an important part of the car that keeps us safe. Maintaining your windscreen by cleaning and taking safety precautions is crucial to ensure it is always in the best shape.

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