Quarter glass is a type of window that runs along the side of your vehicle. It’s an important part of your vehicle because it allows you to see what’s going on on the road or in front of you when it’s not safe to look out through the regular windows.
What is a quarter glass?
Quarter glass, or quarter windows, are the small windows that sit at the back of a car’s doors. In most cars, you will find that these are in pairs; one for each side of the vehicle. These windows are designed to allow passengers inside to clearly see what is happening outside and vice versa. They can also be used as an escape route if they need to exit quickly through an emergency window opening.
The term ‘quarter glass’ is used to describe the size and shape of these windows relative to other automotive components such as door openings, roof lines, and headrests. Although they are relatively small in size when compared with other vehicle components such as rear windscreens or front windshields, they still provide a sufficient amount of visibility so that drivers can drive safely without causing accidents due to poor visibility caused by bad weather conditions or poor lighting conditions at night time driving hours (such as dusk).
Does my vehicle have quarter glass?
If so, you’ll be interested to know that it is a safety feature. Not only does it look good and add style to your car, but it also helps protect you in the event of an accident. Quarter glass is usually made from tempered glass so that if there is an impact on the door, the window will shatter into millions of tiny pieces instead of shards flying everywhere and injuring passengers or pedestrians nearby. It also protects you from intruders who might try to break into your car through one of these windows by breaking them open with a hammer or other blunt object (this has happened before). There are some vehicles that do not have this type of protection because they are older models that did not require as much security as newer cars today do.
Do I need to replace my quarter glass?
If you have a crack or break in your quarter glass, it is time to replace it. Without the protection of your quarter glass, you will not be able to enjoy the safety features of your vehicle. These features include side airbags and rollover prevention measures that can save lives. If you have been driving with a broken or cracked quarter glass for too long without replacing it, your car may not be safe for use by others on the road.
How do I replace my quarter glass?
To replace your quarter glass, you’ll need to:
- Remove the rubber seal from the quarter glass.
- Remove the quarter glass from the door.
- Remove the old quarter glass from your door and install a new one in its place. (This is where this guide comes back into play.)
- Install a new rubber seal on top of your new piece of glass so that it fits snugly in place when closed again!
It’s always best to get it replaced by experts rather than doing it yourself.
Step-by-step quarter glass replacement
Quarter glass replacement involves the following steps:
- Remove the door trim by removing the three screws that hold it on and then pulling it off. The trim is attached to two clips at each end, which slide into grooves in the door panel.
- Remove the door panel by removing retaining clips using a flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry tool.
- Remove the lock mechanism from its housing using an appropriate tool (such as a pick). A new lock can be installed by connecting its wiring terminal to that of its old counterpart, then sliding it back into place—a task made easier with needle-nose pliers if necessary; once assembled correctly, tighten all screws with an Allen key inserted into one side of each bolt head only (not both).
- Remove any existing quarter glass and install your new one with adhesive or small screws as needed—do not remove any other parts from your vehicle during this process!