If you need to have your windshield replaced you may be wondering if you can drive your car afterwards. The answer is yes you can drive your car after windshield replacement! However there are a few things to keep in mind.

For starters it is important to give the adhesive time to set. The adhesive is what keeps your windshield in place so you want to make sure it has plenty of time to dry and set before driving. Most windshield replacement companies will recommend that you wait at least 24 hours before driving.

Another thing to keep in mind is that your visibility may be impaired. The adhesive used in windshield replacement can cause a haze to form on the glass. This haze will usually go away on its own after a few days but it can be annoying in the meantime. It is important to be extra careful when driving if you can’t see as well as usual.

All in all it is perfectly safe to drive your car after having your windshield replaced. Just be sure to give the adhesive time to set and be careful of your visibility.

Table of Contents

Can I drive my car immediately after the windshield is replaced?

No you should not drive your car for at least one hour after the windshield is replaced.

How long will it take for the windshield to cure?

The windshield should cure for at least 24 hours.

Can I close my car windows after the windshield is replaced?

Yes you can close your car windows after the windshield is replaced.

Can I wash my car after the windshield is replaced?

You can wash your car after the windshield is replaced but you should avoid driving it through automated car washes.

Should I avoid driving my car after the windshield is replaced?

You should avoid driving your car for at least one hour after the windshield is replaced.

Will driving my car immediately after the windshield is replaced damage it?

Yes driving your car immediately after the windshield is replaced can damage the sealant and cause leaks.

I drove my car immediately after the windshield was replaced and now there are leaks.

What should I do?

If you drove your car immediately after the windshield was replaced and there are now leaks you should bring it back to the shop where it was replaced and have them reseal it.

I drove my car immediately after the windshield was replaced and now there is a crack.

What should I do?

If you drove your car immediately after the windshield was replaced and there is now a crack you should bring it back to the shop where it was replaced and have them fix it.

I had my windshield replaced but there is still a small chip.

Is this normal?

Yes it is normal for there to be a small chip after the windshield is replaced.

The chip will be sealed with the new windshield and will not spread.

I had my windshield replaced but there is still a small crack.

Is this normal?

Yes it is normal for there to be a small crack after the windshield is replaced.

The crack will be sealed with the new windshield and will not spread.

I had my windshield replaced but there is still a small ding.

Is this normal?

Yes it is normal for there to be a small ding after the windshield is replaced.

The ding will be sealed with the new windshield and will not spread.

How long should I wait to drive my car after the windshield is replaced?

You should wait at least one hour after the windshield is replaced before driving your car.

Can I roll my windows down after the windshield is replaced?

Yes you can roll your windows down after the windshield is replaced.

Can I open my car door after the windshield is replaced?

Yes you can open your car door after the windshield is replaced.

What should I do if my car leaks after the windshield is replaced?

If your car leaks after the windshield is replaced you should bring it back to the shop where it was replaced and have them reseal it.

Drew Dorian

I love cars and I love writing about them

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