How long does it take to install a windshield?
Most vehicles require about an hour and a half to properly install the windshield.
How soon can I drive my car after my glass is replaced?
This will depend on the type of urethane adhesive used to install the glass in your vehicle. Because most automotive grade urethanes rely on temperature and humidity to cure, the time required varies widely depending on the manufacturer. This time frame can range from 1 hour up to 24 hours before your vehicle will meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and is considered safe to drive. At Mr. Windshield we use a fast-cure urethane that allows a 1-hour drive-away time with passenger-side airbags and 30 min without.
How soon after can I wash my vehicle?
We recommended that you wait 24 hours before washing your vehicle after your windshield has been replaced. The high pressure from the car washes can damage the seal and outer moldings before the urethane has a chance to cure sufficiently. This can cause your windshield not to seal properly and may cause wind noise & leaking.