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How to Replace an Auto windshield

When it is time to replace your auto windshield, it becomes a headache because of the time we need to dedicate to it, as well as other inconveniences such as the fear of having an auto windshield in bad conditions. We have good news for you: replacing an auto windshield is not as difficult as you think and it doesn’t take much time to do with the right tools. 

The following is a step-by-step tutorial for removing and replacing your auto windshieldTools needed.

 In Y & L Auto Glass, safety is first. We highly recommend the use of personal safety equipment, such as gloves and safety glasses. We also must have the necessary tools: socket wrenches, sealable plastic bag or small container, pry bar, silicone putty lubricant, a knife, a handle with two suction cups, and a pry bar.

Steps to Remove the Windshield

1. Protect your hood so that no damage occurs. The windshield is large, so it’s necessary for 2 or more people to manipulate it to make sure that you don’t scratch the hood in the process.

2. Remove the windshield wipers with the socket wrench. Keep the hardware in the plastic bag or container.

3. Locate the clips around the molding, then remove and discard them. After that, use the lubricant to cover the perimeter so the windshield will easily slide out.

4. Use the pry bar to pull away the molding and weather-stripping. Place the suction cups on the windshield to attach the bar.

5. With one person in the driver’s seat pushing the windshield with his or her feet and one pulling on the bar, the windshield should easily pop out. Try to put all of the pressure on areas of the windshield away from the damage.


In Y & L Auto Glass, we recommend installing the new windshield with a professional. Remember that your insurance company may cover the auto windshield replacement or repair. We provide a Free Quote with your insurance company and we offer a $100.00 Cash Back with your windshield replacement at no cost to you through comprehensive Florida insurance.

Steps to Replace an Auto Windshield 

1. Before working, clean the dust off the new windshield.

2. Make sure to completely remove the old urethane sealer from the frame.

3. Apply a urethane primer to the windshield and window socket. Leave the primer to dry.

4. Install windshield clips.

5. Apply urethane to the window socket.

6. Put the windshield into place quickly before the urethane dries out. Push it gently but firmly into the window once you have it in place.

7. Wipe off the excess urethane.8. Replace your weather sealant and any decorative molding. 

How Long The Replacement Will Take?

You do not have to worry about the time, we are experts. Auto windshield replacements usually take no more than 1 hour. In Y & L Auto Glass, most auto windshield replacements take 30 minutes.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping our people and our customers safe

As a people-first company, the health and safety of our associates and customers is always top of mind. Like many of you, we have been closely following the news and navigating these uncharted waters since first learning of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure that our customers and our people remain safe and healthy. We are closely following guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the spread of the virus.

Here are just a few of the tactics we are taking to protect our customers and associates:

  • We’ve increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing our technicians’ vehicles, our shops and our office locations.
  • We are providing access to sanitizing wipes and alcohol gel wherever possible.
  • Technicians are greeting customers from a social distance with a smile instead of a handshake.
  • As always, we encourage our associates to wash their hands frequently, refrain from touching their faces and to stay home if they aren’t feeling well.
  • If associates have recently traveled to a high-risk area of the world or been exposed to someone who has, we are asking them to self-quarantine for 14 days, as recommended by the CDC.
  • We have instituted strict international and domestic travel policies and postponed large in-person meetings.
  • We continue to update our associates across the country on procedures to help stop the spread of germs.

We know that many of you need service or have already scheduled an appointment with us. If you need our help or need to make changes, we are happy to provide assistance. You Can schedule your appointment or change your appointment on YLAUTOGLASS.COM

We will continue to monitor the situation closely to keep you and our associates safe.

We appreciate your business.