Cracks and Rattling: When to Repair a Damaged Windshield

If you have recently encountered an accident, or just had a new windshield installed, inspect your windshield regularly. Also, if your windshield is not properly installed or developed cracks in the accident, it will cause further problems. A damaged windshield will not protect you. Hence, if you notice any signs of trouble in your windshield, immediately head towards an auto windshield repair firm.

Damaged Windshield Warning Signs

Rattling of a Windshield

One of the important signs is rattling or bouncing while driving. This happens very often when you hit a pot hole or come across a speed bump. This is caused by an imperfect fit of a windshield in your car or when the adhesive is not able to hold the windshield firmly in place. Regardless of the reasons for bouncing or rattling, consult an auto glass repair firm immediately.

Wavy or Crooked Windshield

Your windshield needs a repair if it looks crooked or has a wavy pattern to it, due to your windshield not properly aligning. This shift is so slight that you cannot notice it just by looking at your car. However, when you look out the windshield it looks crooked or things look wavy. If you inexplicably have this problem, your windshield immediately needs a repair.

Car Driven Immediately after your Windshield Replacement

Your windshield needs a repair if you drive immediately after your windshield repair. It takes an hour to replace a windshield, however, the adhesives that hold the windshield in place take three to eight hours to cure or harden.  When you drive your car during this period, even the slightest bump can cause a shift in the windshield. If you drive immediately after windshield replacement, there is a good chance that your windshield needs a repair.

Next Steps for a Damaged Windshield

After seeing a crack or whip on a windshield, don’t panic. Search for a reputed windshield repair company.

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4 thoughts on “Cracks and Rattling: When to Repair a Damaged Windshield

  1. Earnest Watkins says:

    I didn’t realize that repairing a damaged windshield is important since a damaged windshield won’t provide adequate protection to you. I had always thought cracks or broken windshields should be repaired just so you could properly see out of them. Knowing that their structural integrity is essential to your protection to is definitely good to know.

  2. Juris Ainsworth says:

    I do appreciate it when you said that if the windshield is rattling while driving, then there is a good chance that it was not installed correctly and the adhesive was not able to hold it in place. Because of this, the windshield of my car cracked when I drove over a pretty large pothole. Perhaps, I need to get the windshield reinstalled after I get it repaired. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Duncan Lance says:

    I agree, if your windshield is crooked then you need repairs. After all, at that point the windshield is not properly aligned. You will want to get that fixed before it gets knocked out of place or breaks even easier

  4. Sariah Meagle says:

    My windshield is rattling so I do think it’s damaged so I may have to replace it. Since I drove my car immediately after my windshield replacement and it cracked in several places, I do think I have to have it replaced. I’ll be sure to have it replaced since it’s crooked anyway and has cracks as you said.

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