What to Check After Windshield Installation

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Windshield installation is a delicate process. If not done by a professional, it can lead to significant damage and impaired driving. Diamond Auto Glass is Arizona’s leading auto glass company and your ultimate partner in windshield repair and replacement in Flagstaff, AZ. Our team here will take you through the replacement process and provide a fantastic service.

Here are some suggestions on what to check following a windshield installation.

Are There Scratches?

The first thing to look for after a windshield replacement or installation is whether or not there are scratches on the glass. Scratches can be caused by several factors, including improperly fitting windshields and poor rubber trim or wiper blade installation.

Scratches are more visible on a windshield tinting, so you definitely want to check for any blemish or imperfections that weren’t there before you came in for the installation.

Is the Glass Clean?

After your new windshield has been installed, it’s important to check for smudges or streaks. If there are any on your windshield, it could be a sign that the glass wasn’t cleaned properly. You should ask your installer or windshield repair shop if they can clean off any smudges or streaks before you leave, as any speck or smudge can affect visibility.

Is the Rubber Trim Sitting Correctly?

The rubber trim should sit flush with the glass and window frame. Check for any gaps between the rubber trim and any of these surfaces:

  • Between the top edge of your windshield and its bottom edge
  • At its sides, where they meet up with your headliner or interior
  • On either side of your door jambs, if you have them installed there

Windshield installation may seem like a straightforward process, but it actually takes a lot of skill, technique, and preparation to get it right. That being said, make sure you choose the right pro for the job. If you need windshield services, or if you have any questions, contact Diamond Auto Glass today.

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