The windshield is an important part of a car because it protects the driver and passengers from injury. If your windshield is not correctly installed, then the safety features are compromised and you could be at risk for injuries in an accident. In this blog post, we will discuss some common signs that your windshield may not be installed correctly.
Your Windshield Rattles
There are many tell-tale signs that your car’s windshield may be loose. One of these is the sound it makes when you’re driving, for example if there’s a loud rattling or shaking noise coming from inside the glass. This can happen often around pot holes or speed bumps which will cause more vibration on impact with those obstacles than without them. The reason behind this could be due to an improperly fitted windshield in general. Something as simple as poor adhesive holding things together might suffice for drivers to know they need their windows replaced by professional technicians before anything else happens.
Your Windshield Looks Wavy or Crooked
Another sign that may indicate your windshield is not installed correctly is a wavy pattern when you look out of it. Typically this occurs when the shift in alignment gets so slight, you might not notice just by looking at your car. But if there’s an unexplainable issue with how straight things seem to be or they’re blurry and fuzzy on one side, then the problem likely lies in misalignment – which means someone hasn’t put our new window securely into place!
You Drove Your Car Immediately After the Windshield Was Replaced
The last sign that your windshield isn’t installed correctly is if you drove the car after it was replaced. While replacement typically takes only about an hour, adhesive used to hold it in place take 3-8 hours to cure or harden. You should not be driving during this time because bumps can cause windows shift and are not properly installed.
If you notice any of these signs in your windshield, it’s time to call a professional. Trust Modesto Auto Glass & Windshield Repair Specialist with vehicle glass replacement services for the Modesto area.