Safe Drive Away Time (SDAT) is a term commonly used in the automotive industry, particularly in the context of windshield replacement. When a windshield is replaced, adhesive or glue is used to bond the new windshield to the vehicle’s frame.
SDAT refers to the minimum amount of time required for the adhesive or glue used in windshield replacement to cure or set properly before the vehicle is deemed safe to drive. It’s crucial to allow the adhesive to set adequately to ensure the windshield stays securely in place and provides the necessary structural support in the event of an accident or impact.
The recommended SDAT can vary based on the type of adhesive used, environmental conditions like temperature and humidity, and the specific guidelines provided by the adhesive manufacturer. It’s essential to follow the instructions given by the professionals who replaced the windshield to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the installation. Driving the vehicle before the adhesive has fully cured can compromise the windshield’s stability and safety. We typically tend to use 30 minute SDAT adhesives.