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AUTO GLASS TECHNOLOGIES

Most modern vehicles come loaded with features to make your ride the most comfortable and safe as it can be. Your auto glass is no different! Many windshields are now coming with options that may affect your repair or replacement cost.

Auto Glass is Not A One Size Fits All

The guide below will help you become familiar with some of the most commonly seen options that your auto glass may have.

ADAS

ADAS, or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, are features that are added to automate or enhance vehicle safety by sending alerts to prevent collisions or potential problems. Common examples are blind spot warning lights, radar systems, and/or forward collision warnings.

Light Sensor

Light sensors control your headlights. Depending on the light conditions outside, your headlights will either be turned on or off. Light sensors can be located either on the windshield next to a rain sensor, behind a review mirror, or on the dash near the edge of where the windshield meets the interior.

Rain Sensor

Rain sensors will start your wipers automatically if rain, or other similar weather, is detected. They are visually similar to light sensors. Rain sensors are usually located behind the review mirror.

VIN

The VIN, or vehicle identification number, is a unique number that identifies your specific vehicle by maker, country, make and model, etc. Knowing your VIN number can assist All State Auto Glass in finding the exact windshield needed for your vehicle.

Heads-Up Display

A heads-up display projects information onto the windshield so that the driver does not need to look away from the road. Heads-up displays can show speedometers, navigation directions, and/or tachometers. Knowing whether or not your vehicle has a heads-up display or not is important because the windshield will need to be completely polarized allowing the display to project properly.

Infrared

Infrared-reflective or solar glass windshields helps keep the vehicle cool during the summer months by reflecting infrared waves from entering inside the vehicle. This glass technology is especially beneficial to vehicles that have leather seats, which can get very hot after sitting in the sun all day.

Heated

Heated windshields help melt snow and ice from the glass. This is done from nearly invisible wires embedded within the glass that will heat slightly above melting temperatures to clear away the participation. Usually windshields that are heated, will also have a heated area for the wipers to rest so they do not freeze to the glass as well.

Shade Band

A shade band is a darker tinted stripe of glass that is 3″ – 6″ in height. This band is located at the top of the windshield where the glass meets the roof line. This band helps reduce glare from the sun and help with visibility while driving in sunny conditions.

Night Vision

Night vision in vehicles is a sensor that detects hot spots and will alert the driver of the location of the area where the spot is detected. Modern vehicles will display this information on the center console screen, or even the heads-up display.

ADAS

ADAS, or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, are features that are added to automate or enhance vehicle safety by sending alerts to prevent collisions or potential problems. Common examples are blind spot warning lights, radar systems, and/or forward collision warnings.

Light Sensor

Light sensors control your headlights. Depending on the light conditions outside, your headlights will either be turned on or off. Light sensors can be located either on the windshield next to a rain sensor, behind a review mirror, or on the dash near the edge of where the windshield meets the interior.

Rain Sensor

Rain sensors will start your wipers automatically if rain, or other similar weather, is detected. They are visually similar to light sensors. Rain sensors are usually located behind the review mirror.

VIN

The VIN, or vehicle identification number, is a unique number that identifies your specific vehicle by maker, country, make and model, etc. Knowing your VIN number can assist All State Auto Glass in finding the exact windshield needed for your vehicle.

Heads-Up Display

A heads-up display projects information onto the windshield so that the driver does not need to look away from the road. Heads-up displays can show speedometers, navigation directions, and/or tachometers. Knowing whether or not your vehicle has a heads-up display or not is important because the windshield will need to be completely polarized allowing the display to project properly.

Infrared

Infrared-reflective or solar glass windshields helps keep the vehicle cool during the summer months by reflecting infrared waves from entering inside the vehicle. This glass technology is especially beneficial to vehicles that have leather seats, which can get very hot after sitting in the sun all day.

Heated

Heated windshields help melt snow and ice from the glass. This is done from nearly invisible wires embedded within the glass that will heat slightly above melting temperatures to clear away the participation. Usually windshields that are heated, will also have a heated area for the wipers to rest so they do not freeze to the glass as well.

Shade Band

A shade band is a darker tinted stripe of glass that is 3″ – 6″ in height. This band is located at the top of the windshield where the glass meets the roof line. This band helps reduce glare from the sun and help with visibility while driving in sunny conditions.

Night Vision

Night vision in vehicles is a sensor that detects hot spots and will alert the driver of the location of the area where the spot is detected. Modern vehicles will display this information on the center console screen, or even the heads-up display.