FAQs About Windshield Replacement


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Whether your windshield was shattered during a car accident or cracked by rocks or other flying debris, Main Auto Body can install a replacement. The process is quicker and simpler than you might think, but we understand you might have questions like these.

Is It Illegal To Drive My Car With A Damaged Windshield?

Oregon law, as well as federal regulations, prohibit driving a vehicle with an obstructed view of the road. This could include cracks or other damage that obstruct the driver’s vision and potentially pose a danger to everyone on the road. If you’re unsure whether your windshield needs replaced, let us take a look.

Is My Interior Protected During Removal?

Our experienced technicians take every precaution to ensure loose glass doesn’t get inside your vehicle. This includes using protective tape and placing towels across your dashboard to catch shards before they fall into your interior.

Will My Rearview Mirror Need To Be Replaced?

A rearview mirror are attached by a bracket affixed to your windshield. We always detach your existing mirror and reattach it to your new windshield, unless it’s cracked or damaged in a way that makes it unusable.

How Do You Install A New Windshield?

After your old windshield is removed, your vehicle is prepped to ensure the new urethane securely bonds with your car’s frame and the new windshield’s surface is primed to ensure an airtight fit. We apply an adhesive to the frame and the windshield and carefully guide the new windshield into place. We follow all manufacturer’s safety standards for every replacement.

Must I Wait Before Driving My Car Again?

It takes a short time for the urethane to harden and secure your new windshield firmly in place, so there’s a brief waiting period. We’ll provide you with all the aftercare information you need to ensure your new windshield stays secure.

What’s Your Guarantee?

We provide a lifetime guarantee on our windshield replacement services. Your windshield replacement is fully covered under our warranty, no matter how long you own your vehicle.

Schedule Windshield Replacement

Schedule an appointment online or by contact one of our locations directly. These include locations throughout the Willamette Valley in Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Dallas, Lebanon, Lincoln City, Newport and Salem, Oregon. When scheduling your windshield replacement, please provide the make, model and model year of your vehicle. No appointment is necessary for a free estimate.