Tips in Replacing a Car Window or a Side Mirror 

» Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Car Window | 0 comments

A car’s windshield is made up of laminated glass for safety reasons, these only cracks on impact but still remains intact. While for the windows of your doors, they are made of tampered, heat treated glass that is designed to shatter into many pieces when smashed by a hard object. In that way, it protects the passenger and the driver from major harm. Side mirrors are also prone to damage since they are protruding on the side often smack into a narrow opening in garage or a mailbox at the gate. 

 Car Window

Keep your car protected from further damage 

If your car has shattered window, your car’s interior will be exposed to rain and much worst if a thief got any valuables left in your car. If you can’t have your window replaced or repaired right away, it’s always ideal to cover the window of your car using a plastic garbage until you’ll have it repaired in an auto glass repair shop. And here are some ideas before you do that. 

  • First is to check on your local police department if it is legal to cover your broken window with a plastic and still drive until you can find a repair shop for your window. 
  • From the inside, put the plastic bag above the hole in your window and grip it tight to attach the bag to both sides of the window frame. 
  • Put a new layer of duct tape on the frame of the window for reinforcement. 
  • Tap the plastic covered window from the outside to test if it holds 
  • Tape the plastic bag in the middle until the whole window are being covered with the duct tape, this if you want to have an extra strong hold.  

Side mirror damage  

The importance of side-view mirrors is for safe driving as they let your cars beside and behind your vehicle. It’s a very good help in showing what is actually in the blind spot. The Side view mirrors are normally mounted on the driver side and on the passenger’s side doors or sometimes on fenders and because they are stick out, they’re getting damaged easily in a collision with fixed objects like mailboxes or other cars. 

In most states, it is required to have two mirrors that is providing you a view behind, consider your inside rear-view mirror as one. While it may be legal technically, to drive with no one of your side-view mirrors, it’s still not safe. And in fact, you will not be surprised if an officer pulls you over if he notices a missing or a damaged mirror. So as soon as possible, it is best that you have your damaged mirror fixed as quickly as possible. 

DIY vs the repair shop 

Replacing door glass and side-view mirrors are doable even by you, it can be an intimidating job to a DIYer because both replacements require specific tools and also for the removal of the door panel. Not only that, you also have to look for a source and buy replacement window glass or a new mirror housing. To find out more about what’s needed and the steps involved, visit Techna Glass Grand Junction. 

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