Is a DIY Windscreen Replacement Safe?

by Novus AutoGlass Novus Auto Glass

Windscreen damage is a common occurrence. If you have to drive on uneven roads a lot then you will see often see chips and crack developing on your windscreen. Since windscreen damage is a safety risk, getting it repaired quickly is in your best interest. However, if the damage isn’t repairable then windscreen replacement becomes inevitable. Replacing a windscreen can cost you especially if you don’t have windscreen insurance. In such situations, DIY windscreen replacement sounds like a good option. But, is it safe? In this article, we will try to find out if replacing a windscreen by yourself is safe or not.

What Does DIY Windscreen Replacement Entail

Before we get to decide whether DIY windscreen replacement is safe or not, we first need to see how it is done. When trying to replace your car’s windscreen yourself, you will first have to remove the damaged windscreen. This task needs to be performed carefully as the broken pieces of the windscreen can cause your harm. So, make sure that you take out the windscreen wearing gloves or some kind of protective equipment. You will also have to ensure that the damaged windscreen is completed removed from its frame. The next step is to place the new windscreen and fit it properly into the frame before sealing it up.

Concerns Regarding DIY Windscreen Replacement

While windscreen replacement sounds like a good idea and doesn’t appear to be that difficult, it isn’t something you should try. The reason for this is that replacing a windscreen is a very precise job. You need to have the right tools and equipment available to perform the job properly. Not having these tools available can hamper your ability to place the windscreen properly in its frame. Moreover, it can also increase your chances of getting hurt while performing the job. Also, since you don’t have any knowledge of windscreens, you might get the wrong windscreen from the shop that isn’t designed for your car at all.

Why DIY Windscreen Replacement Is a Bad Idea?

Even if you can find the right windscreen for your car and fit it inside the frame, there is no guarantee that it has been properly secured. Professional windscreen replacement services perform various safety checks to ensure that the windscreen has been properly secured and won’t be dislodged in the event of an accident. In the absence of these safety checks, there will always be the threat that the windscreen won’t remain fixed in its frame the next time your car gets hit. So, it is best that you leave the windscreen replacement to the experts.

Novus Autoglass is a market leader in the windscreen replacement and repair industry in Australia. If you want to get the windscreen of your car replaced safely then give us a call right away. 

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