When a vehicle rolls over or when it crashes head-on, the windshield is largely responsible for keeping the vehicle’s structural strength as it makes up 30% of its structure. On top of that, the windshield allows for the airbags to be properly deployed to make sure the passengers are protected. A brand-new, well-installed windshield helps the vehicle regain its structural strength. It’s something that should not be overlooked.
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When will I be able to get behind the wheel of my vehicle safely again?
Under normal conditions, you will be able to hit the road right after your windshield has been repaired or your side window replaced. Please note that a 30-minute wait is recommended after the replacement of a windshield.
The person that will have taken care of the work will tell you if more time is needed.
Can I be assured that the chip will not show after the repair of my windshield?
Unfortunately, no. Having a windshield chip repaired will prevent additional damage from occurring on the glass while bringing back the vehicle’s structural integrity. You might also notice a small flaw on the location of the impact, which is normal. But most often, the look of your windshield will be greatly enhanced. Should you believe otherwise, we will give you a credit that you can use to pay for a new windshield or we can send it to your insurance company following a claim upon a windshield replacement. To learn more, visit the Guarantees page of the website.