Recently, Mercedes Benz USA issued a statement in which it “strongly recommends” that drivers who need to get a windshield replaced only use Mercedes Benz products. Why is that? The automaker says glass made by other companies does not meet the exacting specifications of Mercedes Benz glass, adding that aftermarket glass often does not […]
How Does the IIHS Help Keep You Safe? Supported by insurers, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, otherwise known as IIHS, is a nonprofit organization that studies ways to make vehicles safer. More specifically, its mission is to reduce the losses caused by car crashes, including deaths, injuries and property damage. The IIHS works […]
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 […]
Opportunities to add new products and services are all around—you just have to know where to look. And for small fabricators one area that offers a lot of potential is in magnetic glass markerboards. By offering these products, your company can help businesses in your area add a unique aesthetic to their office interiors, while […]
Glass technology in vehicles is moving at warp speed. Collision warning systems, automatic braking, lane alert programs, heads-up-displays, and all the cameras and radar these features entail, are here to stay. These are likely to show up in more and more models in the very near future. Though options vary by vehicle, here are some […]
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.
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 metallized windshield, or metal oxide windshield. These are also sometimes called athermic windshields. What […]
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 […]
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.
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.