If you get furious at people who ding car doors in parking lots, how about somebody who hacks through a vehicle’s paint with a knife-on purpose!
Yet, if installers use utility knives to remove old windshields, they can do more damage than you can imagine.
Improper removal—the start of costly and long-term problems
In a rush to see how many windshields it can do it a day, a thoughtless repair service
can take some costly shortcuts. For example, instead of a Urethane
Cutout Tool specially designed to remove old moldings and adhesives without damaging the painted surface, they might slice away with a utility knife, setting up big-time rust and leak problems.
Also beware of cheap components that compromise safety
Further, since auto glass replacement is fiercely competitive there’s always the temptation to cheat on other things, too. For example, an installer can use wind- shields inferior to those originally installed. Not only are these cheap replacements brittle and prone to delamination but they can distort your vision, too.
To make matters worse, an installer who settles