Heat and Windshield Breakage

By Penny Stacey

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?

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

  Glass.com Offers 10 Tips and Tricks to Help You Beat the Heat 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 […]

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

By Nick St. Denis

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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Glass.com® Receives Better Business Bureau Accreditation

By Daniel Snow

Glass.com® Holds A+ Rating on Trusted Business Directory for Consumers   MarketWatch.com reports that Glass.com receives Better Business Bureau accreditation.     Want to learn more about the Better Business Bureau? Visit their site.  

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Deadly Summer Heat can Take A Child’s Life if Unattended in A Vehicle

By Ellen Rogers

Summer is almost here and while this brings time spent enjoying outdoor activities, it also means increasingly high temperatures. As the days get hotter, it’s important to be aware of the dangers that can result from hot vehicles—particularly to children. According to KidsAndCars.org vehicular heat stroke is largely misunderstood by the general public. The majority […]

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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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How Does Advancing Windshield Technology and Lighter Glass Impact You?

By Jenna Reed

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

By Penny Stacey

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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