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What Makes Up a Car’s Windshield?

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What Makes Up a Car’s Windshield?

You probably think your car windshield is just a piece of glass protecting you from the elements when you drive but still allowing you to see. However, they are a bit more complex than that. Keep reading to learn more about windshield anatomy.

Glass: This is the most obvious element of your windshield. Rather than being simply one piece of glass, the windshield is formed by pressing together two identical sheets of glass with no space in between. Since they come from the same mold, they appear as one sheet. Why are two sheets used? This adds extra insulation, makes the glass sturdier and protects it from becoming damaged easily.

Plastic: A layer of laminated plastic holds these two sheets of glass together, adding a safety element so that if the glass does break, any pieces will be held in place rather than flying all over your car. This plastic essentially adds a protective layer making the glass a little stronger and safer.

Glue: An incredibly strong glue called auto-grade neoprene is used to glue the windows into place. It bonds the glass to the metal frame, creating an air and watertight seal. This not only protects the glass, but it also protects your vehicle – and you! If your car were to roll, the bond with the windshield will help prevent the roof from caving in.

Now that you are aware of the parts that make up your windshield, you can have a peace of mind knowing that it is made to protect your vehicle and, more importantly, to protect you and your passengers.

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

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