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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How To Install Auto Glass: One- vs. Two-Person Installation

How many workers does it take to install a new windshield? It’s a question that most auto glass technicians must consider. It also brings up some points that you may want to question windshield replacement shops on before committing to replacement. Which is better: the labor-intensive, two-man installation or technology-driven machinery? The pros and cons of […]

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Why Did Mercedes Recommend Only its Own Glass for Windshield Replacement?

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 contain […]

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Metallized Windshield: What is it, and What is its Purpose?

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 […]

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Polycarbonate: Special Windshields for Race Cars

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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The Future of Auto Glass: Cars Without Mirrors?

The world is constantly becoming more technologically advanced, and your auto glass is no different. While your windshield has long been an important part of your vehicle’s safety system, its size and role are growing too, along with the rest of the glass in your vehicle.

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Automotive Glass Gets Interactive

Glass has become an everyday part of life—from the windows in our homes and offices to the windshields of our automobiles. And while you may not think twice about the glass touch screen on your cell phone or tablet, what if your windshield was just as interactive?

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When to Repair or Replace a Damaged Windshield

So you were driving down the highway and all of a sudden – Whack! – a rock slams into your windshield. Nothing shatters but you clearly have a large chip or crack now. Is it time to replace the windshield? Or will you be able to opt to simply have it repaired?

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What to Do About a Cracked or Broken Car Windshield

Did your windshield just break and now you’re not sure what to do? Whether a minor break or crack out of the driver’s viewing area, you need to get it fixed. Discover the steps you need to take to get back on the road again.

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