Windshields

Windshields are on every car, truck, and automobile on the road. They are so ubiquitous, many assume that the auto windshield is just another part of the vehicle’s hardware. However, the windshield itself does more than just shield you from the wind.

Windshields are Safety glass is used in all automobile glass. It is manufactured to reduce the likelihood of injury, if it breaks. Windshields are made from a lamination process. The windshield glass in your car is made of laminated glass, which is designed to offer highest levels of safety in the event of a crash. The laminated glass is made up of two pieces of glass, with a thin layer of vinyl between them. The three pieces are laminated together by applying heat and pressure in a special oven called an autoclave. When a small object strikes a piece of safety glass, typically only the outer layer of the windshield that is struck breaks.

Windshields are on every car, truck, and automobile on the road. They are so ubiquitous, many assume that the auto windshield is just another part of the vehicle’s hardware. However, the windshield itself does more than just shield you from the wind.

Windshields may look simple, but they are actually made from two pieces of glass that are bent in a very precise way. If a windshield does not meet the exact specifications of the manufacturer, it will not fit precisely in your car.

Features of the windshield

It really will depend on the make and model of your vehicle, but many windshields have the same features that are designed to keep occupants of the vehicle safe and make it easier to drive in less-than-ideal conditions.

  • Windshield wipers
  • Rain sensors

When you bring in your vehicle to have your windshield replacement, make sure you consider these parts that will also need replacing.