When you choose a brand new car, one of the things that's most important is making sure it's protected. You could suffer a big financial loss if you don't have adequate coverage, and you'll also need to provide proper insurance to the lender if you financed your vehicle. But there's more to the issue than just basic insurance. You also want to protect some of the components that might not be included in your policy -- like the windshield. The best way to do that is through a windshield protection plan, which helps keep your windshield strong and ensures that the chances of a chip, crack, or break are reduced.
Hurricanes are no longer the rare display of force by Mother Nature they used to be. The number of hurricanes each year in the U.S. alone seems to be increasing. And whether or not the actual eye makes landfall, hurricane force winds need to be taken seriously. When it comes to hurricanes, you need to be prepared for all kinds of eventualities.
Performing maintenance to your vehicle ensures that it is running at top performance and lowers the risks of it breaking down while driving. However, the one part of your car or truck that gets neglected is the windshield wiper. Windshield wipers go through daily wear-and-tear to keep the glass clean so drivers can see the road. They should be replaced periodically, at least every six months, to prevent failure that could create a potential safety hazard.
Windshield Remedy along with a growing number of companies worldwide recognize the fact that we need to be responsible with our resources. We also recognize the need to contribute to the growing effort to help slow the effects of global climate changes. We believe individuals as well as small and large businesses have the biggest effect on these changes. Government intervention takes too long and is not the best answer. Therefore, we constantly promote the benefits of repairing windshields versus replacing and discarding them unnecessarily when they could possibly be repaired. Below are some interesting facts.
Most drivers and their passengers motor happily down the road totally oblivious to the thin layer of glass which stands between them and the perils of the open road. “If pressed,” says Leo Cyr, Vice President of the National Glass Association’s Auto Glass Division, “most of us would conclude that our windshield was a very useful piece of equipment. It keeps cold and heat; wind and rain; and untold numbers of bugs and other airborne road debris out of our faces.”
Way back in 1919, when they were first installed in automobiles, windshields were recognized as essential to the safety of the vehicles’ passengers. Back then, the passengers of the new “horseless carriages” needed protection from any airborne articles and the wind generated by 5-8 mile per hour speeds. The windshields in today’s vehicles have evolved with the cars and they have become a fundamental part of the vehicle’s ability to protect occupants in normal driving and crash situations. The windshield is as much a part of the vehicle’s SRS, or Safety Restraint System, as the airbags and seatbelts. The SRS is designed to keep passengers within the relative safety of the passenger compartment during an accident. When any one of these components is damaged or inoperable for any reason, the effectiveness of the entire system is compromised.
Weather Barrier – Projectile Shield – Safety Device
What is the purpose of the windshield in a modern vehicle? Is it a weather barrier, a projectile shield, a bug screen? In reality, an auto windshield is all those things and more, including a safety device. It is as important to your security while on the road as a seat belt, child seat, or even the airbag.
The windshield is designed to keep occupants from being thrown from the vehicle in case of a frontal impact, to support the roof in a rollover accident and to position the passenger-side airbag for the most effective protection. Properly bonding that auto windshield to the vehicle’s body is paramount to the safety of the occupants.
Every day society becomes more and more environmentally concerned with all the changes going on around us. Windshield Remedy is trying to do its part by constantly advancing in our capabilities to repair instead of settling for a replacement. Every time we complete a windshield repair instead of replacing it, that is one less windshield that is unnecessarily filling up our landfills. Also, the manufacturing process for windshields is harmful to our ever-so-fragile environment and uses valuable resources. The more informed our customers are, the more and more they will choose repair over replacement for chips and long cracks because it is the eco-friendly solution for damaged windshields.
The windshield is a very important part of your car. It enables you to clearly see the road and possible problems, keeps weather and flying insects away from you and your passengers, and even offers protection during a crash. What started as a simple pane of regular glass placed in front of the driver and front seat passenger has since evolved into a technical wonder. There are some differences in windshields for commercial vehicles, but let’s look at how windshields are built for cars.