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Can Bad Wipers Damage or Scratch the Windshield?
Driving with wiper blades that aren’t clearing properly can be more than just frustrating; it can be dangerous. Streaks and sections that don’t clear can obstruct your clear view of the road. Normally...
Can Extreme Cold Temperatures Break Car Windows and Windshields?
Your windshield and other windows are extremely important parts of your vehicle’s structural integrity. They provide rigidity in the body and prevent vehicle sway, much like the sway bar does underneath. But once...
How to Buy Good Quality Windows
High quality windows on your vehicle not only make visibility better, but they provide a safety factor. Today’s modern vehicles all feature glass that is strong and breaks differently than typical glass. For...
What Kind of Glass Are Windshields Made From?
When you drive, your windshield encounters a harsh environment. It has an important job to protect you from: Flying stones Bugs and dirt Driving rain and snow Even the occasional bird impact...

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Can Cold Weather Crack Your Car Windows or Windshield?
When considering if cold weather can crack your windows or windshield, it is important to first note that glass windows are under tension. As with any material, glass is subject to stress through expansion, and compression or contraction with...
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Do I Have to Replace a Cracked Window?
A car window’s primary purpose is to allow safe and clear vision of all objects around the vehicle while keeping the element out, and to provide security to the passengers and their personal items. Additionally, they provide structural integrity to...
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Is My Car’s Cracked Windshield Safe?
Your car's windshield is a part of the structural support system for the roof of your car. The windshield also provides additional strength to the safety cell that is the passenger compartment. Windshields that are intact provide more rollover protection...
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What Material Are Windshields Made From?
Windshields have been utilized to protect occupants who drive and ride in the vehicle from wind and debris including insects, dust, and rocks. The windshield also provides a valuable service by creating an aerodynamic wedge that plows through air, reducing...
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Why Do Car Windows Shatter Instead of Cracking?
Automotive glass that is used today is designed to shatter into small, containable pieces for one reason – safety. Prior to the invention of tempered glass (constructed from multiple layers of glass with a polymer or plastic middle), glass would...
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How do you open the liftgate glass with the remote?
While your remote allows you to lock and unlock the doors from outside the vehicle, it also allows you to open both the liftgate and the liftgate glass. Here’s how to do that: Press the trunk button on the...
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Why headlights shouldn't be touched with fingers
He was telling you the truth. What happens is, are hands can be very oily without us noticing. When that oil gets on the bulb glass, those bulbs get super hot. Then that oil starts to burn to the higher...
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Tailgate glass off track
Hello. If the rear window comes off track it will usually be due to a faulty window regulator. Some parts of the regulator are made of plastic and the plastic parts will deteriorate over time. If the parts are deteriorated...
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Deafening sound from something blowing out through sunroof
Hi there, and thank you for asking about the event that happened with your 2013 Lexus RX450h. Although certainly frightening, this is likely a truly rare event. Most automotive glass has multiple layers of glass, joined by a plastic layer...
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While highway driving, sunroof exploded outward
Hello there, this is an extremely rare circumstance. In my research I have found several claims from various manufactures with spontaneous glass breaking from either the windows or sunroof. This can happen for a variety of reason from cracks to...
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During interstate resurface work, windshield cracked by rock
You're not likely to have any luck getting the state to pay for it. Fortunately, windshield replacement is relatively inexpensive - typically under $200. Try to take the car into a shop that will be able to do a windshield...
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The OEM tinted windows that came with my 2015 CR-V, is the tinting on the inside or the outside of the glass?
Factory tinting is on the inside of the glass. Generally, you shouldn't use any harsh chemicals on any glass or it may etch the glass and make it unclear or cloudy. If you choose to move forward with the remover,...

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