Signs Your Windshield Was Not Properly Installed

You expect that when you walk out of an auto glass replacement shop with a new windshield, it’s correctly installed. Why shouldn’t you assume that? Experts serviced your car with years, if not decades, of experience. The answer? Mistakes happen to everyone, regardless of their levels of expertise.

Here are a couple of signs to look out for to ensure that your windshield repair was done and done correctly:

Windshield Makes Unusual Noises

If you hear a loud whooshing sound when driving at high speeds, it’s a sign your windshield wasn’t correctly installed. Usually, your car will make a soft wind sound as you increase your speed, with the sound coming from a partially open or slightly lowered window. However, if you can hear the sound coming from your windshield, then it likely wasn’t replaced properly.

If you hear a rattling noise coming from your windshield when you increase your speed, then it’s likely loose in its frame. Return to your auto repair shop as soon as possible, as your windshield may dislodge and cause a severe accident.

Old Adhesive Remains

When replacing a windshield, the old adhesive is scraped off and a new layer applied by the technician who replaced it. If the old adhesive wasn’t removed and the new glue wasn’t applied – or applied on top of it – then your windshield isn’t waterproof.

Water Leaks

If water is leaking around your windshield during car washes or when it rains, then that could indicate that your windshield isn’t correctly fitted. You must bring your car in if leaks occur.

If you notice any of these problems, you should immediately return to your windshield installer. A windshield that isn’t installed properly is a potential safety hazard that needs to be corrected as soon as possible.

King’s Glass has multiple quality control checkpoints to ensure that your windshield replacement and installation are correct. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priority. So give us a call today to get a quote!