For the layman, car glass is a broad term that includes the windshield, windows, and front, rear, and body glass. They are all the same. An expert will tell you this is not true. The windshield has few things in common with the rest of the glass used in your car, and understanding this difference is important for every car owner.
The windshield is made of laminated safety glass – a specially constructed glass that provides optimum safety to the driver and passengers in a crash. Laminated glass comprises of two separate pieces of glass bonded together with a layer of poly-vinyl-butyrl (PVB) sandwiched between them.
Usually, when there is a collision or a small object – such as a rock or a pebble – strikes the windshield, it causes damage only to the first layer of glass. Even if the impact is considerably severe and causes the glass to shatter, the PVB layer prevents the shards from flying into your face.
When the damage is slight, it is possible for Windshield Experts to repair it. However, in more extreme cases, when the vehicle safety is compromised, car glass replacement is a better solution.
When it comes to the rear and side windows of your car, they are not made of laminated glass. Here curved tempered glass is used. Tempered glass is made by heating ordinary glass and then rapidly cooling it, which makes it 10 times stronger than regular window glass.
Upon impact, tempered glass shatters, but not into large shards of glass that could cause harm. What you get is very small pieces of glass that have a dull edge. However, once the side or rear window breaks, it’s impossible to repair. Car glass replacement is the only alternative available to you.
Whether you are looking at car glass replacement or repair, Windshield Experts is the place to be. World class standards, international training, and top of the line equipment allow us to deliver efficient and timely services to all our clients. To know more about us or locate a Windshield Experts outlet near you, call up our centralized helpline numbers. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
AIS is not a name that requires any introduction. Along with carving a niche for itself as one of the largest automobile glass manufacturers in India, it has also established itself as the leading supplier of glass to the who’s who of the automobile manufacturing industry in the country.
In 1999, while looking to explore possibilities beyond automotive glass manufacture, AIS saw an opportunity in the automotive glass repair and replacement business. This lead to the conceptualization of Windshield Experts – an entity dedicated solely towards the repairing and replacement of automobile glass. Two years later, in 2001, the Delhi/NCR region got its first Windshield Experts center.Windshield Experts is a service brand owned by Shield Autoglass Ltd. Shield Autoglass is promoted by the Labroo family through their investment company M/s Allied Fincap Services Pvt. Ltd., and Autoglass Company Ltd., a subsidiary of the leading automotive glass manufacturer - Asahi Glass Company, Japan. Today, with presence in 32 cities and 56 conveniently located service centers and a number of mobile vans, Windshield Experts, an ISO 9001:2008, certified company, holds the distinction of being India’s largest