How long does it take to repair or replace a windshield?

“Most windshield replacements, when done by a reputable company, can be done between 30 and 60 minutes. It takes no time at all to do, but it is also recommended that you do not drive the vehicle for an additional 60 minutes after the glass has been replaced; this means you are looking at about two hours in total from start to finish.

If you have a vehicle with passenger side airbags, then the time could be extended. Because the adhesive needs to be stronger and may take longer to cure. To comply with the laws and safety standards, you should strive to find a trained and certified technician. That only uses products that meet FMVSS standards. They should also be able to provide you with a written warranty and a record of the work that they have completed.”

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A good tip to know whether your windshield can likely be repaired or needs replacement is if the damage is smaller than a dollar bill. If it is, there is no guarantee that a repair will work but depending on the crack or chip replacement may not be necessary. Fortunately, there is no waiting for adhesive to cure so once repair is complete, you can be on your way!

At IAS Auto Glass we strive to meet the demands of our customers. Often times we have same day service available and if not, we are usually available next day. Visit our FAQ page to see answers to common questions regarding or auto glass service or call us at 952-797-4374.

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