High quality auto glass is essential to keeping your vehicle safe and comfortable. Most people don’t think much about their auto glass until there’s a problem. That’s where we come in. At Chapman Auto Glass, we begin by selecting the highest quality materials for your job, whether it’s a simple crack repair or a mobile windshield replacement. Next comes expert installation or repair by one of our highly experienced, top notch technicians. When you choose Chapman Auto Glass, you can rest assured that your glass will perform up to or above your expectations.

On our auto glass blog, we’ll discuss everything related to auto glass repair, replacement, and more. In this post, we’ll discuss the basics of auto glass and mobile windshield replacement.

mobile windshield repair. Man replacing windshield pictured

The importance of auto glass

Your car’s windows do much more than keep the desert dust out of your face when you drive. Modern auto glass is technologically sophisticated and engineered to a high level of precision. It’s designed to reinforce the structural integrity of your vehicle, protecting passengers in the event of a crash and preventing them from being ejected. Because of the vital role auto glass plays, there are strict standards in place for how it is repaired and replaced. For example, did you know there’s a federal law that mandates drying time for adhesive used in a windshield replacement?

Let’s start by going over some auto glass basics:

Types of auto glass

The glass that makes up your car’s windows is typically very different from windshield glass. Your car’s side and rear windows are likely made of a single pane of tempered glass. When this type of glass shatters, it breaks into many very tiny pieces. This is quite different from the glass used in other applications, like the windows of your home for example.

Check back soon for Welcome to the Chapman Auto Glass Blog, Part 2! In the meantime, check out our page on mobile windshield replacement.