You may not pay much attention to the automotive glass in your vehicle. It is, after all, easy to see through and easy to ignore. That is, of course, until you need an auto glass repair, auto glass replacement or rock chip repair. Glass has long been a valuable way to add style for manufacturers. Automakers have often tried to distinguish themselves from competitors by using glass as a more focal point of design. Here are some examples of where auto designers used glass to separate themselves from the pack.
Modern windshields have developed through the years to provide excellent visibility and protection. Windshields are more complex than some give them credit for. They need to have the flexibility to absorb the shocks of a moving car while providing rigid support for the vehicle's roof. These characteristics are built into the manufacturing process. Here are the seven basic steps in making a modern windshield.
It is interesting to note that the laminated safety glass was invented by “accident”. Frenchman, Édouard Bénédictus, discovered the process initially when he broke a flask in his shop, but was stunned when it didn't shatter. He ultimately realized the flask had contained plastic cellulose nitrate at one time which worked as a “glue” keeping the shattered glass together. While this happy “accident' occurred in 1903, he didn't obtain a patent for his laminated glass until 1909, and it wasn't until almost 20 years later, in 1927, that laminated safety glass began being used in automobile windshields.
Recently, AGRR Magazine -- a publication devoted to bringing its readers the best of the automotive glass repair and replacement industry -- went onsite to the nation's top show devoted exclusively to technology. While at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, their editors spoke with several industry leaders about the innovations that are slated to hit the industry at some point in 2016.
Keeping your car looking nice is a priority for most car owners, you spend a lot of money on your car and take great pride while driving it in the Minneapolis, St Paul, Twin Cities.
Rock chips are among the most common and minimal types of windshield damage, but that doesn't mean they're not serious. Some chips actually require a full windshield replacement, even if they're tiny or out of the way.