If you have a damaged windshield getting it replaced early on is important. Your windshield is one of the hardest working parts of your vehicle. It protects you from roadway debris, weather, and vehicle emissions, and it also provides structural integrity/reinforcement to your vehicle’s cabin in the event of an accident. Our windshield replacement experts in Raleigh can get your new windshield installed in no time, and best of all, we travel to you!
Why Replace Your Windshield?
If you experience significant damage to your vehicle’s windshield, you should never wait to replace it. Doing so may put you, your passengers, and others in danger. Additionally, small nicks from rocks or debris can quickly turn create an unstable environment for your windshield, leading to the possibility of larger cracks, fissures – or even your windshield shattering without provocation
You would want to have your windshield replaced entirely with these factors:
- Spiderweb cracks or a crack longer than three inches
- Multiple chips and pits in the glass
- A single chip larger than 1/2” in diameter
- A chip or crack that is growing in size or spreading
- A chip or crack that affects visibility
Windshield Replacement Services Offered in Raleigh
Glass Solutions offers some of the best window replacement services in Raleigh from certified technicians who are skilled in auto glass repair. Currently, we offer professional windshield replacement for:
- Cars, Trucks, SUVs
- Commercial Vehicles
How Long Will it Take to Replace My Windshield?
Most windshield replacement takes no more than an hour or so to complete. During this time, our technicians will:
- Carefully inspect the damage
- Completely remove your old, damaged windshield
- Clean up any debris in and around your vehicle
- Use only the most advanced primers and adhesives
- Test the windshield and walk you through next steps (ex: how long to allow your vehicle to sit before driving, etc.)
Replace Your Windshield & Stay Safer on the Roads!
If you ever find yourself debating whether or not to consult with an automotive glass professional about replacing or repairing your windshield, consider the fact that most modern-day windshields are also part of your vehicle’s safety restraint system (SRS), which also includes your airbags and seat belts. If one of these components becomes damaged, it could lessen the effectiveness of the others.
In other words, your windshield is an integral part of your overall safety! As part of the structural integrity of your vehicle, your windshield prevents your roof from crushing you in the event of a vehicle rollover. Your windshield also allows your airbags to properly deploy, and your windshield can protect you and your passengers from being ejected during a serious vehicle collision.
How Long After My Windshield is Replaced Can I Drive?
Typically, windshield replacements have been known to take anywhere from 60 minutes to 2 hours to replace start-to-finish. To avoid safety risks, it is recommended that you wait at least one full hour after the service is completed before you drive.
How Much Will it Cost to Replace My Windshield?
Because each situation varies, it is impossible to predict the cost of a windshield replacement. Glass Solutions provides the most convenient, cost-effective prices in Raleigh and surrounding areas. We would love to answer any glass-related questions and take pride in educating our customers to the best of our ability.
How Long Do You Have to Wait to Wash Your Car After Getting Your Windshield Replaced?
It is recommended that you wait at least 24 hours after getting your windshield replaced or repair before washing your car. Although every situation is different, there have been cases where power washing has ruined the seal of newly-replaced or repaired windshields.