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What Is My Windshield Made Of?

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What Is My Windshield Made Of?

Every car has a custom windshield that was made to perfectly fit the make and model of that vehicle. Often times, however, we as car owners and drivers don’t even think about the importance of our windshield until something happens to it – like a chip or crack. But what could our windshields possibly be made of to keep us protected from so many things we encounter as we drive? Here’s the lowdown.

As we drive, our windshields come in contact with so many different things that could harm and distract us from driving if the windshield were not there to protect us. Windshields are made of a type of safety glass that is strong enough to hold up against flying rocks, dirt, bugs, severe weather, and often times the impact from an animal such as a bird or deer. They are very difficult to shatter and in order to do so, a significant force like a collision, rollover, or tremendous impact from a large animal would be required. Additionally, most windshields are made up of three different layers – two layers of glass with one layer of plastic in between. If the windshield were to shatter, it would break into tiny shards so small that they wouldn’t feel sharp. This is strategic so if the windshield does break or crack in an accident, the driver and passengers in the car won’t get cut from the glass.

If you are ever driving and your windshield does crack, chip, or shatter, it is important to get it repaired before too much time passes or too much driving is does that it may make the condition of the windshield worse. Getting your windshield repaired or replaced will not only increase your visibility while driving but help to keep you safe on the road.

If you need your vehicle’s windshield repaired, contact Frank’s Auto Glass today. We also offer a mobile repair service so if your windshield is too cracked to drive, we will come to you!

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1242 Google Reviews

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

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area