A1 Windshield Explains: What to Do About a Broken Car Window

Having a broken car window is a very stressful situation. Luckily, knowing the steps to take when it happens will help the repair process go smoothly. In today’s blog, A1 Windshield Repair will explain what to do about a broken car window.

Call Police and Insurance

In many cases, a broken car window is the result of theft. If you suspect someone has broken into your car, document the scene with pictures and call the police to file a report. Make a list of the items that have been stolen and anything else that has been damaged, and share it with your insurance company if necessary. 

Clean Up the Mess

Once you have photos of the scene and have filed the necessary reports, it’s time to clean up the mess. Broken glass is never fun to deal with so be sure to wear gloves. 

Gather up all the large glass shards, and if there are any large ones still attached to the window you may need to break them off for safety. Use a shop vac to get all the small shards, checking in between the seats, under the floor mats, and in any nooks and crannies they might have landed in. You may have to go over areas several times to ensure you got everything.

Create A Temporary Fix

A broken car window needs to be fixed as quickly as possible to avoid further damage to the car. If you have to wait a short amount of time for the fix you can make a temporary window to help keep out the rain. You need packing tape or duct tape, and cardboard or strong plastic, like a trash bag. Use the materials to create a fake window and seal, using the tape only on the inside of the car. You cannot use tape on the outside of the car because it can take off the paint. Use the tape to create a waterproof seal.

Get it Replaced

As stated above, it is best to replace your window as quickly as possible to avoid further damage. A professional glass repair shop company like A1 Windshield Repair can get you fixed up in no time.

Broken Car Window Replacement at A1 Windshield 

For a car window or windshield replacement, or for other questions about services we provide, contact us online or call us today at 417-831-6910.