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Windshield Safety: How Safe is my Windshield?

By Tara Taffera

Riding along the road on a normal day, drivers don’t typically worry about their windshield. But what happens if they are in a crash, the vehicle rolled over or even if the airbag deployed. Would that windshield stay in place? The answer is yes, it should. But there are many factors that affect windshield safety. […]

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Keeping Cars Cool in the Summer: Ten Tips to Beat Vehicle Heat

By Tara Taffera

Summer is here, and while many love the warm weather, it’s not so fun when you have to get into your car when it is has been sitting in the hot sun all day. Keeping cars cool in the summer heat can be a difficult task. So Glass.com offers ten tips and tricks to help […]

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I Thought My Car Only Had One Windshield?

By Daniel Snow

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Your Car’s Rear Windshield The rear-facing glass on the back of your vehicle, what is it called? Like so many parts in the automotive industry, it actually has a few different names. Some of the more common ones are backlite, rear windshield, and back glass. All of these […]

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Safe Drive-Away Time vs. Minimum Drive-Away Time

By Nick St. Denis

For some time, the auto glass repair and replacement (AGRR) industry has used the phrase “safe drive-away time,” or SDAT, to describe the length of time necessary for the adhesive used in a windshield replacement to cure properly so the customer is safe to, you guessed it, drive away. But is “safe drive-away time” the […]

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Meet the Windshields of the Future

By Tara Taffera

Car makers are always looking for the latest technology, and the windshield is not left out of that tech-savvy equation. Environmentally-friendly technology is starting to become incorporated right into the windshield. Meet the windshields of the future—some of them are already here. Lighter Windshields Saint-Gobain Sekurit and Corning are teaming up to determine the feasibility […]

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How to Find a Windshield Leak

By Tara Taffera

Ever noticed water or a whistling sound coming through your windshield? There could be several reasons for this, but first you have to pinpoint the problem. Your auto glass is held in place by the windshield moulding that keeps water, air and/or other debris from sneaking into your vehicle. This is the integral component that […]

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WATCH: The Auto Glass Safety Council Explained

By Nick St. Denis

What is the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC)? Good question. Let us show you. The AGSC, formerly the AGRSS Council, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. It was founded and is supported by companies in the industry that keep safe windshield installation as their primary goal. The Council is […]

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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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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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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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