If you feel that your mechanic is ripping you off; then chances are, you are getting ripped off. This is a feeling many of us feel when going to a mechanic. Nonetheless, when it comes to windshield repair and replacement, there are specific standards that must be met.
Well, the best way to prevent being taken advantage by a mechanic is by educating yourself about car repairs. As such, to educate yourself on a car’s windshield consider looking at Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS). Well, below are a few tips that will help you identify a bad windshield technician.
• The Technician Must Inform You On Safe Drive-Away Time After Windshield Installation
The safe Drive-Away time is the time when you can safely drive away because the glue used to attach the windshield has set. Remember, at this time, the glue has not completely dried. Depending on the type of adhesive used, the drive-away time might be as little as 30 minutes. This means that the glue used takes only 30 minutes to set. There are some cases where the time can be after a few hours. It is your right as the customer to know the time it will take you to wait.
• The Technician Should Notify the Customer and Even Manufacturer About a Defective Part
If by chance, the technician identifies a defective part, they are obligated to notify you as the customer and suggest solutions to the problem.
• If A Door Glass Cannot Be Replaced Properly Due to Anti-Pinch Mechanisms, The Technician Should Immediately Notify the Customer Both in Writing and Verbally.
Anti-Pinch system is a safety mechanism used in power windows, and only relevant to all passenger windows and not the windshield. However, if the technician is unable to reinstall door windows due to this system, then they are obligated to tell you.