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.
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Since the rearview mirror is attached to the windshield, will it be re-affixed to the new windshield afterwards?
It most definitely will. Your rearview mirror will be removed and reinstalled on your new windshield by our technicians.
Can my windshield break into pieces?
It is improbable because the glass of the windshield is protected from breaking into pieces due to the laminated glass and the polyvinyl butyral plastic compound it is made of.