It would be easy to assume that front windshield glass and rear windshield glass are the same. Both resemble the other, large pieces of glass, provides visibility and in some cases has the same features of wipers and defrost options.
Once you get passed those three basic items, the front and rear windshields are not that similar. Your rear windshield is constructed of a tempered glass. This is a type of safety glass that adds to the structural stability and protects occupants of the vehicle. This glass has been reinforced by treatments in production that make the glass capable of withstanding severe impact and when the glass does shatter, it dissolves into chunks versus shards that can cause great injury.
Features are another distinct difference. In some vehicles (typically trucks), rear windshields have sliding windows or windows that open outward on a hinge. Today’s SUVs have tailgates that include glass that go up and down like side windows. All these features and more set the rear windshield apart from the front windshield.
Repair or replacing a rear windshield can be a little more challenging than a front windshield due to the features. Allow our experts to help you properly install or fix your rear windshield.
Tire Discounters Auto Glass is a mobile auto glass repair and replacement service serving Greater Cincinnati. We can help you with your broken rear windshield as our certified technicians will either come to your home or work or you can drop off your vehicle at one of our neighborhood stores.
Call now 1-888-937-8473 for a free estimate. We serve all makes and models.