Auto Glass Replacement


OEM vs. Aftermarket Windshield Glass: What You Need to Know

When your windshield cracks and you need a replacement, there are two types of auto glass available to you—OEM and aftermarket glass. Which of these options is best for you? Glass.com Operations Manager, Daniel Snow, talks with industry expert Bob Beranek OEM Auto Glass OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. OEM auto glass is fabricated […]

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Ways to Protect Your Windshield from Bad Weather

  Destructive storms with hail, wind gusts and perhaps even tornados, can wreak havoc to your vehicle. How can you protect your windshield from bad weather? And what should you do if your windshield is damaged? Austin, Texas The Insurance Council of Texas estimated the total damage cost from the 2016 hailstorms at nearly $1.4 […]

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Heat and Windshield Breakage

The nice weather of summer can be great for barbecues, pool parties and more, but it can be hard on your windshield. Your windshield is more likely to crack—and cracks are more likely to spread—when the temperature changes. Temperature changes cause glass to expand and contract, which can make your windshield a bit more fragile. […]

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Windshield Safety: How Safe is my Windshield?

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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I Thought My Car Only Had One Windshield?

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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Hey, Sport: Here’s What to Do When Your Windshield Gets Hit By a Ball

Maybe you’ve considered the scenario of a wayward golf ball flying into the street and breaking your windshield as you drive by the local country club. Or you’ve thought about the rare possibility that the parking spot you chose at the baseball game just may end up being the inevitable target of a big home […]

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

Drive-Away Time is a term that describes how long after your windshield is replaced that your car must sit before you will be able to drive the vehicle safely. When you have your windshield replaced, your technician might (and should) mention this. Driving your vehicle too soon after a replacement poses a risk to yourself, […]

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How Does Advancing Windshield Technology and Lighter Glass Impact You?

Windshields are getting thinner and lighter even as more technology is prevalent in vehicles. What does advancing windshield technology mean for you? Car manufacturer Ford and Pittsburgh Glass Work (PGW), a manufacturer of automotive glass, teamed up in the U.S. to introduce a Ford GT that features a Corning Gorilla Glass® hybrid windshield. “The new Gorilla […]

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When Animals Attack … Your Windshield, That Is

We all do our best to avoid animals on the road (or even flying around the roadways) but sometimes it happens. You don’t see the animal in time to avoid it, or you see it but know it would be dangerous to swerve, and your windshield ends up broken. We often see stories in the […]

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Strange Objects Cause Windshield Damage in Many Cases

Windshield Damage is Typical It’s unlikely you’ve gone your entire life without ever having a damaged windshield- a rock chip at the very least. Windshield breakage typically happens one every eight years on average, but we see or hear about thousands of cases every day—some of them a bit more bizarre than others. Rocks aren’t […]

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