When things happen, such as a broken window in your car, you aren't in control of where or when these things happen. This means that you can end up with a broken window in a location or at a time when you aren't going to be able to have it repaired right away. In some cases, you will be able to have a mobile windshield repair person come out when you aren't able to drive your car in to them. However, in other cases, you may have to wait a while to take the car in to have a window fixed. If this is the case, you want to know how to protect your car until you can take it in to have the window replaced. When you leave the car window open things like rain, snow and even destructive animals can come right into the car and cause a lot of damage. Here are the things you can do to protect the car's interior until you can get the window taken care of:
Get rid of the shattered glass – When the window of your car is broken, you will end up with shattered glass inside of the car. You want to remove the glass right away, so you don't have to worry about it hurting someone or damaging the car's interior. The longer you leave the broken pieces in the car, the more hidden some can get which can increase the chances of them hurting someone or working their way down into the seat where they can cause a number of problems. The best way to clean up the shattered glass is to use a shop vac. This allows you to get it all up and you won't have to worry about cutting yourself on any of it while you are picking it up.
Once you have vacuumed up all the glass you can visually see, you will want to get a clean rag moist and then use it to gently wipe down the car seats, the inside door handles and even the door frame. Getting the rag moist will cause the glass shards to stick to it and this is a good way for you to make sure you get all the glass dust and any pieces left behind when vacuuming.
Tape clear sheets of plastic to the window frame – You are going to want to use clear sheets of plastic and packing tape to cover the window. If the broken window is one of the front ones, then you want to tape the plastic up just enough to protect the car, but not so much that you can't remove it to drive. Even clear plastic can be hard to see through enough to carefully drive if it is the front driver or passenger window that's broken. If it's one of the back windows, then you can leave it in place and use the mirrors, as long as you are sure you can see all the way around you this way.
Contact a company like Aaron Auto Glass for more help.