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Beyond the glass

You may think that one piece of auto glass is not different from the other, but the fact of the matter is that every pane from your windshield to your sun roof have unique compositions, features, and technologies. Use these guides to learn more about different pieces of auto glass and the state of the art technologies that goes into them. Everything from different parts and designs, to the most recent innovations in today’s vehicles.


Glass parts

When it comes to auto glass, it’s not one size fits all. It’s also not one type fits all. For example, did you know that there are several different types of windshield glass or that the little window next to your regular window is called a quarter pane? Safelite technicians are well versed in this kind of auto glass knowledge, but it is still important to have a basic understanding of your vehicles glass. Use this resource to help you identify the names, functions, and safety features of different auto glass panes.

Glass technologies

For many modern vehicles, auto glass isn’t just glass anymore. In fact, today’s auto glass is packed with a wide array of state of the art technologies. Everything from rain sensors to heated windshields have revolutionized auto glass and driver safety. Learn more about these technologies and the role that your auto glass plays in their operation.