The 411 on Automotive Mirrors

By Katherine Coig

It may not happen as often as a crack or chip on your windshield does, but damage to side-view and rearview mirrors does happen—probably more frequently than we realize. Here’s the 411 on all things automotive mirrors.

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Metallized Windshield: What is it, and What is its Purpose?

By Nick St. Denis

The modern day windshield features a variety of technologies serving many functions, including safety for the driver and structure for the vehicle. Like many other products in our everyday world, some are more advanced than others. One of these advancements is the metalized windshield, or metal oxide windshield. The glass in these windshields, sometimes installed […]

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What Is a Heads Up Display?

By Jenna Reed

A Heads Up Display, also known as a HUD, is a small projector embedded in your dashboard. It projects information such as miles per hour and directions where your eyes naturally will be when driving—the windshield. These devices are particularly popular in luxury vehicles such as Mercedes-Benz, BMWs and even some General Motors cars. If […]

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Some Windshield Replacements Take Longer

By Jenna Reed

Do you drive a Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac or perhaps a Land Rover? If so, prepare yourself because you may need to drop your vehicle off for a day to get a piece of glass replaced. Some replacements are more complex. If your windshield, back windshield (known as the backlite) or roof glass needs to be replaced, […]

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Polycarbonate: Special Windshields for Race Cars

By Daniel Snow

Polycarbonate, Not Glass? A race car’s windshield is much different than the windshield in your daily driver. These machines are meant for one thing- to go fast. And to go fast, saving every ounce of weight possible is important. Because of this, race cars don’t actually use glass windshields. Instead they usually utilize polycarbonate- a […]

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When to Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

By Nick St. Denis

Is it time to replace your windshield wiper blades? Find out whether or not they need to be swapped out.

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Repairing and Replacing Sunroofs and Sliders

By Ellen Rogers

For many drivers, sunroofs are the next best thing to a convertible. They allow you to enjoy a beautiful day, streaming fresh air and sunlight into the vehicle. But just like any other piece of glass, they can also break. What do you do when this happens? Here are a few tips from some industry experts.

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Tools of the Trade: What Auto Glass Technicians Use on the Job

By Nick St. Denis

Here are some of the most basic but important tools an auto glass technician will use to replace your windshield.

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What’s New in Automotive Glass Technology?

By Katherine Coig

We’re living in a digital age—there’s no doubt about it. These days, you’re surrounded by technology and, pretty soon, your vehicle may be reminiscent of Marty McFly’s DeLorean from Back to the Future. Cars may not be hovering yet, but check out some of the latest vehicular technology and trends that were represented at the Washington, D.C. Auto Show.

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Bullet-Resistant Auto Glass

By Penny Stacey

In some cases, you may want bullet-resistant glass on your vehicle—perhaps if you live in a high-crime area or require extra occupant security. There is no such thing as bullet-proof glass, but bullet-resistant glass is available for windshields, back glasses and side windows.

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