You may have noticed the different glasses on your car and you may assume that all of them are the same and are no different from each other. However, let me tell you, you are absolutely wrong. Every glass on your car from your windshield to your sunroof to your rear door glass, all are different from each other.
There are several types of windshields and several types of auto glass, in general. You can learn about these in case you want to replace your windshield or buy new auto glass. For example, did you know that there are several types of windshield glass or that the little window next to your regular window is known as a quarter pane?
Our GlassFixit technicians are well-versed with this knowledge but shouldn’t you have a piece of knowledge about it too? Cars are becoming increasingly complex and feature-rich in today’s automotive market. We’ll let you know about all the glass parts that might be included in the vehicle you drive.
The windshield is one of the vehicle’s most significant components, and it’s everywhere you look. It’s so common that many people believe it’s a typical piece of vehicle hardware. However, the windshield itself shields you from the wind as well as protects you from the elements. When you’re driving, the glass and windshield parts should be of the highest quality to keep them durable. There have been many improvements and advancements in automobile windshield glass over the years, and now you will notice many features included in your glass.
Rear Windshield/ Back Glass:
The rear windshield (or rear glass) is located at the back of the vehicle and seals it off from the outside world. The rear windshield is similar to the front windshield in that it helps maintain the rigidity of the vehicle’s frame as well as protects its occupants. Besides its structure, operation, and function, this type of automobile glass is distinguished from the front windshield.
Front and Rear Door Glasses:
The side glass panes are located on the sides of the vehicle in the doors. Side windows can be of many shapes and sizes, and either sliding or stationary.
An electric motor on modern automobiles operates the window glass up and down, and the passengers control the function. In older vehicles, the window glass could only be lowered with a crank, and the driver and front passenger windows were the only ones that rolled all the way into the door of the car.
Vent windows are an important part of vehicle design, blending function and form. Although you may not be aware of it, your automobile and truck have a lot of glass aside from the windshields and retractable windows.
Although vehicles are becoming more sophisticated with new technologies and are losing their vent windows, side windows have been a standard and a complement for many vehicle generations.
When driving, quarter glass is frequently forgotten, but is just as important as the retractable side windows and the rear windshield, both of which are made of the same tempered or laminated glass to prevent harm. When a pane of automobile glass is damaged, it is important to identify whether it must be repaired or replaced, just as with quarter glass. Quarter glass is used to see the surrounding area because it is made of the same tempered or laminated glass as the side windows and rear windshield, which are designed to shatter into tiny glass balls.
Sunroof/ Moonroof glass:
The vehicle’s roof provides both fresh air and light to the vehicle’s passenger compartment via the auto glass.
An opaque or transparent sunroof with a visor that blocks light from the passenger compartment can be opened in one of two ways: the sunroof vents when it is fixed open, or the sunroof slides and retracts either onto the roof or under the interior headliner when it is operable.