The 411 on Automotive Mirrors

By Katherine Coig

Ever wondered why the phrase “objects may be closer than they appear” has been included on nearly all side view mirrors since the ‘70s? 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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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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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

Ever wonder what tools are used to replace your windshield? Not all technicians use the same set of tools, but there are a few basic tools you’ll see most technicians using on a standard windshield replacement. Check out some of the most important tools used by technicians here!

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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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Important Nissan and Porsche Windshield Recall Information

By Daniel Snow

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has issued two recall reports based on defects in windshield bonding reported by Porsche and Nissan regarding certain 2017 models. These recalls may affect your car’s windshield and are a major safety concern. Find out more here.

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Window Won’t Roll Up? Don’t Get Caught in the Rain!

By Daniel Snow

A common glass-related issue many drivers face is a car window that will not roll up or down properly. This is something encountered on both new and old cars alike- even those equipped with manual windows! Don’t get caught in the rain. Check out what to do when you have a window that won’t roll up or down.

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Replacement Glass for Antique Bookcase

By Lyle Hill

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the antique bookcase glass. Finding and using the correct glass on antiques can be a difficult process. But don’t worry, the Glass Detective has this one covered!

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What Other Parts May Need to be Replaced with My Windshield?

By Tara Taffera

You don’t like taking time out of your schedule to change your windshield wipers right? We hear you, but if you are already with an auto glass installer getting your windshield replaced you may as well get these other maintenance items done at the same time. Just think of the time it will save you down the road.

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