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October 19, 2021
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Windshield Replacement 101

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No matter your reason, whether it’s a crack or chip that’s blocking your view, a piece of glass that’s seen hundreds of thousands of miles of wear, or even because you’ve just finished restoring a classic, sometimes you need to have your windshield replaced. Windshield replacement is a complex procedure, one that can have a massive impact on your vehicle well down the road.

Have a Windshield Replacement Tech Come Right to Your Driveway

Two ways you can get your windshield replaced are by going to an auto glass specialist’s shop, or you can have the specialist come to you at your home, job, or nearly anywhere else you choose. Safelite AutoGlass® has the experience and know-how to do both.

Either way, getting your windshield replaced is easy when you can schedule your appointment online with Safelite®. Their easy-to-use scheduling tool keeps your experience stress-free, giving you peace of mind. They also will work with most insurance providers, or you can pay out of pocket, giving you the choice to have your windshield replaced in the way that works best for you.

Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, Safelite® even sends you a profile of the technician who is coming to complete your service. That gives you the name, photo, and credentials of the technician so you know exactly who to expect.

Make Sure You’re Getting a Trained Professional

Replacing a windshield is more than just prying out the old glass and gluing in a new pane, it takes training and expertise to learn how to do the job properly and safely. Safelite’s technicians undergo extensive classroom and hands-on training to get their SafeTech® certification, so you know your vehicle is being serviced by the experienced hands of a trusted expert technician.

When replacing your windshield, Safelite® technicians use the most advanced adhesives and a system, called TrueSeal®, to ensure your windshield is installed in exactly the right spot with a strong and reliable fit and bond. Safelite also offers the only nationwide lifetime warranty against defects in material or workmanship for as long as you own your vehicle.

Modern cars are full of advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and lane marking recognition. These advanced safety features are designed to keep you safe in your vehicle and are controlled by loads of sensors that interact with the forward-facing camera, which is mounted to your windshield. So, when you have your windshield replaced, you most likely need to have the forward-facing camera recalibrated to make sure all the safety features function properly with the new glass. Safelite® will notify you before your appointment if your vehicle requires a recalibration. Then, their trusted expert technicians can recalibrate your forward-facing camera when they replace your windshield if your vehicle requires it.

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Be Proactive with Windshield Care

Safelite® offers additional services to just windshield repair, replacement, and recalibration. They also provide side and rear window replacements, as well as items to keep your new glass looking new. Safelite’s Rain Defense™ chemically bonds with your windshield to repel rain and helps improve visibility in poor weather, as well as makes removing snow, ice, and dirt easier than ever. The treatment lasts up to six months and can be applied in minutes. Safelite also offers top-quality windshield wipers and professional-grade auto glass cleaner to make sure you’re seeing clearly and cleanly in all weather conditions. No matter what your auto glass needs are, visit Safelite.com for more information or to book an appointment.

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