Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Buy Good Quality Windows

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 the sake of this story, we’ll be looking strictly at the windows on the side of your car, the rear of your car, and if it applies, your glass panel roof.

When you look at the windows on your car, they probably look the same as the windows in your home. In reality they are made differently. Car windows are made with tempered glass. This tempered glass is meant to withstand potholes, bumps, various weather conditions, and high speeds.

Here are a couple key points to keep in mind concerning windows for the stated areas:

  • Tempered glass: Due to how it’s made, tempered glass is usually five to 10 times stronger than typical glass. This is what makes it such an attractive option for your vehicle. Should the glass manage to break, it will fall into tiny little pieces that are dull, rather than large sharp pieces that can cut you. Again, this is a safety factor. Obviously when shopping you want to make sure the glass is tempered.

  • Buy new: You don’t want to buy used windows, you need to make sure what you get is made to fit your car specifically. There are speciality shops that deal with windows for vehicles.

High quality windows make a difference in how well you are able to see the road, as well as provide you with a safety barrier.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

Veteran and Military Driver Laws and Benefits in Idaho
The state of Idaho offers a number of benefits and perks for those Americans who have either served in an Armed Forces branch in the...
P2422 OBD-II Trouble Code: Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) Vent Valve Stuck Closed
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P2422 P2422 code definition Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP)...
Auto Safety Tips
Driving is more than a way to get from point A to point B. Owning and driving a car can also be a highly enjoyable experience. Whether a person is driving...


Related questions

Q: What do the active front head restraints do?

Active front head restraints are different from standard (inactive) head restraints. They’re designed to be a supplemental part of your safety network in the car, working with your seat belts and air bags to reduce the chance of serious injury....

Q: 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...

Q: How do I use the remote to operate the moon roof and windows?

Your master key allows you to open all the windows, as well as the moon roof from outside car. To do this, just follow these steps: Press the unlock button once. This unlocks the driver door. Press the button...