If you’ve recently experienced a cracked or shattered windshield, you understand the frustration of waiting day after day for the repair to be fixed. At Team Acme, we feel your pain and work extremely hard to turn around most window glass replacement jobs in a matter of hours.
How Long Does an Average Windshield Replacement Take?
The time that it takes to replace your windshield largely depends on the make and model of your vehicle. The average car or truck replacement windshield installation should typically take between 45-90 minutes.
Installations that take longer than 90 minutes are what we categorize as difficult windshield installations that are often not practical to be done in the field, and require that our customers bring their vehicles to our auto glass replacement facility in Henderson.
Difficult replacement windshield installations can take up to two highly trained auto glass technicians several hours to properly install a windshield. Two examples of difficult windshield installations include the Audi A4 convertible and the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Both of these models require a significant amount of time to avoid damaging the moldings and fasteners that must be accessed, removed and replaced during a windshield replacement.
Importance of Proper Windshield Installation
While many vehicle owners may not realize it, the windshield is an integral part of the overall structural integrity of a vehicle. In fact, auto manufacturers have been quoted as saying that your windshield offers up to 50% of the roof protection in the event of a rollover accident. Your windshield also acts as the backstop support for your passenger side airbag in a front-end vehicle wreck.
Important Windshield Safety Stats
What to Look for in a Reputable Auto Glass Repair Company?
As you can see from the stats listed above, your windshield is incredibly important to your overall safety, as well as that of any passengers that you transport in your vehicle. That’s why when you’re shopping for a company to perform a windshield replacement, it’s important to look at much more than just price.
At Team Acme, we’ve been a leader in serving residents in the Las Vegas area for more than a decade. In this time, we’ve performed thousands of windshield replacements and always use the highest quality materials to ensure that you will be protected in the event of any type of collision. At Team Acme, having Nevada’s only AGRSS Master Certified auto glass technician on staff, will tell you quite a bit about the focus we place on serving our customers.