What Kind of Glass Are Windshields Made From?

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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

Your windshield is a safety device as well. It provides structural integrity for your car and blocks you from being hit with everything that impacts your windshield. In an accident or rollover, a hard impact to your windshield can cause it to crack badly or shatter. If your windshield glass shatters, you might expect that you will be showered by shards of glass, but you won’t.

Windshields are made from safety glass

Modern windshields are made of a type of safety glass. It is designed so that, if it shatters, it shatters into tiny bits. The small pieces of shattered glass aren’t sharp as you would expect glass to be, hence the safety glass moniker. Your windshield is formed of two layers of glass with a plastic layer sandwiched in between. In a situation where safety glass shatters, the plastic layer of the laminated glass holds both layers together and all the small bits of glass remain mostly attached. In this way, the glass pieces inside your vehicle are almost non-existent.

Windshields are not easy to shatter. They require significant force like that of a severe front-end collision, rollover, or impact with a large object like a deer or moose. If your windshield glass shatters, you will likely have much more to worry about immediately than your broken windshield. If your windshield is shattered, it will need to be replaced for visibility before you can drive again.


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Toyota Sequoia - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Newport Beach, California
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Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Cicero, Illinois
Excellent work on doing the breaks for my car and the break and steering system flush I’ll definitely recommend and take into consideration for chuy’s work whenever I need a fix on my car

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BMW 328i - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Dublin, California
Richard was an outstanding mechanic. After he arrived, the first thing he did after taking the initial pictures of the car is an assessment into what work was asked. He quickly verified that I did not need brake fluid and my front brakes even-though it affects his personal commitments and time, which I think is highly appreciate and thorough professional. He was detailed oriented - took time to make sure that all the issue are fixed. He paid attention to detail in overall car assessment- he goes above and beyond. He was also teaching me through the process which I found highly educational and appreciate him providing the information ensuring and making me comfortable what he was doing and explaining patiently all the questions that was thrown at him. When he works - you know he's highly skilled and experienced and knows his stuff. He is highly experienced. He is a "Master" mechanic in true sense :)

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