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3 Relatively Unknown Auto Glass Facts

People look at multiple features of cars when buying a new one; however, one feature they usually tend to ignore is the windshield glass installed. As long as it’s not broken or scratched excessively, the windshield doesn’t get too much attention. Car glasses, especially windshield glasses, differ from conventional glasses used in everyday life. These glasses are specifically designed to act as the first layer of safety and enhance a person’s driving experience. Here are some auto-glass facts many people don’t know about.

Windshield Glass is Laminated Glass

You may have seen windshields shattering in movies, actors throwing people through the glass, and much more. However, that’s technically not possible in real life. This is because the windshield glass is laminated and doesn’t break like conventional glass. Laminated glass is two layers of glass held together with a layer of plastic in between. This improves the structural integrity of the glass, makes it stronger, and prevents it from breaking into sharp pieces. This protects the driver and the passengers from sustaining injuries during an accident due to broken shards.

Windows Glass is Tempered Glass

Laminated glass is pretty expensive, which is why only windshields are made of laminated glass, as they are the first line of protection. The other glass, mainly on the car windows and side mirrors, is tempered glass. Tempered glass is also much stronger than conventional glass as it is constantly heated and cooled down before being installed. The rapid heating and cooling of the glass arranges the molecules and makes the glass strong. Tempered glass can shatter, but the shards are very small and round-edged so that it doesn’t hurt any passenger or driver inside in case of an accident. Another reason for using tempered glass for windows is that sometimes, window glass needs to be broken in emergencies. Tempered glass is easier to break compared to laminated glass.

Auto Glass has UV Filters

Modern auto glasses have UV filters that prevent ultraviolet rays from passing through. This protects the people inside the car while driving and maintains the upholstery and leather inside. A car’s new windshield If you’re looking for high-quality auto glass to get yours replaced, you can get in touch with AAR Auto Glass today.   We are a professional auto glass repair and replacement company and offer windshield repair, windshield replacement, auto glass repair, and auto glass replacement services. We also offer mobile windshield replacements for our clients in Houston.   Reach out to us today for further details.

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