The rear window on your car may shatter if you are involved in a car accident or if a piece of road debris hits it. When this happens, you will want to replace the window as quickly as possible to prevent outdoor elements, such as rain, dirt, dust and pests, from entering your car. Replacing the glass also helps to prevent thieves from having easy access to your car. But when you go to a glass repair shop and obtain a quote for rear windshield replacement, you may be surprised that it is priced differently than front windshield replacement. This may leave you wondering why. Here are a few of the reasons why replacing the rear glass on your car is different than replacing the windshield and how this affects the price.
The need for side and rear window replacement isn't as typical as windshield repair or replacement as they simply don't receive the same abuse as the front windshield when driving down the highway. Accidents do happen, however, both on and off the road. Side and rear windows can in some instances be repaired, but you should be aware the nature of most damage to those windows requires a full replacement.