Understanding the Different Types of Auto Glass
DC Auto Glass understands quite a bit about Auto Glass, but we love our customers to know about different types of Auto Glass too!
When it comes to auto glass, not all types are created equal. Different kinds of glass are used in various parts of your vehicle, each with its unique features and functions.
At D&C Auto Glass, we believe in empowering our customers with knowledge about their vehicles. Let’s delve into the world of auto glass.
First on our list is laminated glass, commonly used for front windshields. This type of glass is made by sandwiching a layer of plastic between two glass sheets. The result is a durable and safe windshield that won’t shatter upon impact. Instead, it will crack without sending shards flying, protecting passengers from potential injuries. Another advantage of laminated glass is that it blocks most of the UV light, providing added protection for the vehicle’s occupants.
Next, we have tempered glass, usually found in the rear and side windows of your car. Unlike laminated glass, tempered glass is made by rapidly heating and cooling a single sheet of glass. This process makes it several times stronger than regular glass. In case of an accident, tempered glass will break into small, dull pieces, reducing the risk of injury.
Solar glass is a newer type of auto glass that helps control the temperature inside your vehicle. It reflects or absorbs the sun’s heat, keeping your car cooler on those hot Perth days.
Imagine this: it’s a chilly morning in Perth, and you’re running late for work. The last thing you want to do is manually defrost your car’s windscreen. Heated glass to the rescue! This type of auto glass has a thin layer of electrically conductive material embedded in it, which can defrost your windscreen at the flip of a switch.
Finally, we have XIR glass. This high-tech auto glass is coated with a thin layer of metallic oxide. XIR glass blocks out heat and UV rays, reducing your car’s interior temperature and protecting it from sun damage.
At D&C Auto Glass, we are experts in all things related to automotive glass, including windscreen replacement all over Perth. Our mobile repair service means we can fix your windscreen wherever you are, making the process as convenient for you as possible.
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