Auto glass goes beyond your windshield – don’t forget the importance of your side windows! Up until recently, most cars were built with manual windows that you had to roll up and down with a crank. As nostalgic as they are, there are a few reasons they aren’t found in newer cars.
Power windows offer several advantages, including:
Most vehicles have a master control pad on the console or the driver side door. If the kids are goofing off in the backseat and playing with the windows, you have the power to lock them. If you realize partway through your journey that someone left one of the back windows rolled down, you have the power to roll it back up with a push of a button or switch of a lever. You have complete control over every window in the vehicle, allowing you to focus on getting to your destination.
As we mentioned, rather than having to put all your muscle into cranking up the window, power windows are controlled with a button, switch or lever. This makes it easier not only for the driver, but also for passengers with limited mobility to control his or her window.
Since manual windows require additional time and effort to roll up or down, it draws the driver’s attention away from the task at hand: driving safely. By instead pushing the power button, the driver does not need to look away for even a second to control the window, making the drive safe for the driver, his or her passengers, and all others on the road.
Automatic windows have become a standard in today’s vehicles. If you have manual windows and would like to make the switch, it’s possible in almost any vehicle! Contact Frank’s Auto Glass today to learn more.