Factors To Consider Before Fixing Damaged Auto Glass

Paying attention to your fleet’s windshields can reduce vehicle downtime and expense


On average, allow for up to three hours for a windshield replacement. That includes approximately an hour for the work, and then anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour after the installation to allow for the adhesive to dry appropriately. The technician will advise you on safe drive-away times.

5. Are there any risks to my vehicle?

The risk of damaging the vehicle during the replacement has decreased significantly over the years due to enhanced technician training and the development of innovative tools.

In the case of Safelite, technicians go through several months of intensive training. Then, they apprentice with another service technician to gain additional practical knowledge and hands-on experience. Technicians can only work solo when training is complete and they have received certification.

As the director of technical and operational training for Safelite AutoGlass, Scott Gardner is responsible for managing the certification process and ongoing training of the company’s vehicle glass technicians. Founded in 1947, Safelite has been a leader in the vehicle glass industry, promoting repairs over replacements as a smart alternative, completing approximately 1 million repairs every year. www.safelite.com.

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