- Dec. 9, 2019
-- You're a smart consumer. You've researched the best auto glass replacement companies in your area, compared pricing and now you are ready to book your appointment. Most windshield repair companies offer the convenience of mobile service at your home or work location. Here are some pros and cons when deciding whether or not to bring your vehicle to the shop.
Most important to know as a consumer is that the safe "drive - away" times be met before the vehicle can be moved after the repair is done. This time is needed for the urethane adhesive to fully cure, or dry,before you need to drive again. For most, taking their car into the shop and waiting or even leaving it causes a major inconvenience. Taking this extra time into account can make having the replacement done at your home work to your advantage to be able to go about your day. Having the glass company come to your work address obviously not only eliminates the need to take time off but will also allow for the needed safe drive-away times. By the time your shift is done you can get safely back on the road!
When you call the glass shop, they will be able to inform you as to how much time will be needed before the vehicle can be driven. There are varying factors to be considered in order for the glass replacement to be successful in an outdoor mobile situation. Among these are temperature, humidity, weather and rain or wind. It should be a priority to the glass shop you choose that these factors be carefully considered. Weather that is too hot or too cold will affect the adhesive used to hold the windshield in place compromising the effectiveness of the urethane adhesive.
So how do you know if it's okay have the mobile service done in extreme weather conditions? If the company you choose has a garage or shop they may ask you to bring it there unless you have indoor garage space available at home or work. When bringing your car into the shop is not a valid option, ask if it is still safe in the cold weather for mobile service. As long as the tech uses a urethane rated for the appropriate minimum drive away time, the Auto Glass (https://www.autoglassnj.com/
) Safety Council certifies that repairs can be done in extreme temperatures.