Steps to Take Following Your Windshield Replacement

Bringing your car in for a windshield replacement can feel like a real drag. After all, you have to take time out of your day (unless you opt for mobile services) and wait for your windshield to get its act together. Once the repair or replacement is complete, though, you’re free to hit the road again! But, there are some things you can do to ensure your trip to the auto glass repair center was not in vain. Read on for some tips!

Make Sure You Get the Warranty Paperwork

After one of our stellar technicians gets through working on your windshield, you’ll be given paperwork and a receipt regarding the details of your installation. This also gives you the opportunity to inquire about the warranty itself. If you have any questions about the work they performed on your auto glass, this would be the time to ask.

Take It Easy

For the first full day after getting your windshield replaced, take it easy on your vehicle. This means no slammed doors or jarring impacts because the first 24 hours is a rather fragile time for your newly set windshield. If you can, crack your windows a bit. Opening your windows ensures no pressure will build up within your vehicle too.

Don’t Wash Herbie

When you leave the auto glass center with your new windshield, the want to take that “new” feeling to the next level is very real. But, don’t let that feeling guide you right to the car wash. By exposing your vehicle to cleansers and detergents, you’re tampering with the seal that keeps your auto glass tightly in place. Said seal should be left alone for three days following your replacement, to avoid any damage. Tape may also be put in place to preserve the overall job too, so be sure that isn’t removed prior to the 24-hour mark. Skipping the car wash for a few days will ensure everything stays intact.


If you want to ensure your windshield replacement stands the test of time, or at least for the first few important days after your replacement, follow the tips above. There’s nothing worse than having to return to the auto glass center for a replacement of your replacement. Looking for speedy and reliable auto glass replacement or repair? Get in touch with us here at Carolina Windshield Centers.

Windshield Replacement Services throughout North Carolina

Carolina Windshield Centers provides expert windshield repair and replacement services throughout the state of North Carolina. We provide our leading services from three different auto glass shops in the state.Windshield Repair Services

We have a shop in Hickory, NC. Hickory is the major city in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Statistical Area, commonly referred to a the Unifour. From our Hickory shop, we travel fifty miles and further to provide mobile windshield replacement services to our customers. For in-shop service, we are conveniently located on Tate Blvd SE in the center of the city.

Another Carolina Windshield Centers location is our Charlotte location. Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, and many of its residents appreciate our ability to travel to them to service their vehicle’s auto glass. The Charlotte location is on West WT Harris Boulevard in the northern area of the city.

In addition to the Hickory and Charlotte locations, we also have an auto glass shop in Greensboro. This shop is located off of Wendover Ave near Wendover at Meadowood in the western part of the city. From our Greensboro location, we service the northern part of the state, including Winston-Salem and Burlington.


Carolina Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop. For more information about our windshield replacement services, contact our Charlotte, NC auto glass shop at 800-900-1505.