If you have a broken windshield you should get it replaced as soon as possible by a certified technician. At Little Elm Auto Glass we safeguard your new windshield is fitted properly and in a professional manner. Read on to learn more about windshield replacement services and why they are so important.
The Crucial Role of Your Car Windshield
Windshield replacement is not just about making sure that your car looks the part – it can actually save lives. Even if your windshield only has seemingly minor damage, it doesn’t take much to distract you from the road or to slow down your reactions. If you need to glance up at the road ahead and there’s a mark on the glass, then this can cause you to have to double take. As a result, miss something and that turn can potentially lead to a very serious accident.
Windshields have other roles however and are also important. For instance, help maintain the climate within the vehicle, and for ensuring your vehicle is energy efficient. Above all, windshields that are per-spec allow you to judge objects properly. Careful with some aftermarket glass as they could be defective.
Understanding Windshield Replacement
Your windshield is not just a sheet of glass, even though it might look that way. Actually, your windshield is an impressive piece of technology that has been designed in a very intelligent way to do its job efficiently. When windshields were first invented along with the first car (the Model T Ford) they actually were just a sheet of glass! However, this led to the glass continually shattering whenever there was an accident and creating large dangerous shards. As such the glass had to be replaced with something smarter.
Today, the car windshield is actually made of two separate and identical sheets of glass that are pressed tightly together. Through the middle is a thin layer of air which aids insulation (like double glazing) as well as a layer of laminate plastic which holds both layers in place. This way, if a stone hits your glass, it will be unlikely to go through both layers. Even if there’s a crack, the laminate plastic will hold everything in place.
Finally, the windshield is bonded to the body of the car using a special glue that works at an atomic level. This ensures that your windshield is completely water-tight and provides extra structural support for the roof.
Finding the Right Company
For all these reasons it’s crucial to find the right windshield replacement company in your area. We will ensure that your windshield is replaced quickly and efficiently and for the best price. At the same time, our team of highly trained professionals will make it their priority to provide professional service on every job. Above all, we’ll make sure your glass is every bit as secure as the original.