24 March
2017

Injuries Involving Auto Glass

By |March 24th, 2017|Tips|

As far back as the 1920’s auto manufacturers have used laminated glass. Before laminated windshields, any car accident would surely result in shattered glass flying in every direction. The number or serious injuries from auto glass have decreased significantly since the invention of lamination. Coupled with other safety inventions like the seatbelt, safety glass has made driving safer.

However, not all of the glass used in cars has lamination. The side windows of most cars are made with tempered glass. Tempered glass is produced by heating glass to 1,100 degrees. This heat treating makes your windows harder to break This type of glass is also called safety glass. Safety glass is made to shatter into small pieces and not large jagged pieces.

Even with all of these safety precautions minor cuts and scrapes still occur.
Common Car Accident Injuries
The most common injury that occurs during a car accident is cuts and scrapes. Cuts and scrapes can happen if you hit any glass in the car while it is still intact and go through it. Loose objects in the car are another common cause of cuts and scrapes.

More serious head injuries are also common. These types of injuries often occur when your head hits the windshield of your car. They can range from mild injuries to severe.
What Should You Do After a Car Accident?
There are a few simple steps that you should take after an accident.

Make sure everyone is ok.
Get yourself (and car if possible) to a safe place.
Call 911.
Collect the other driver’s information.
Ask for a copy of the Police report.

If the car accident was not your fault, you may want to consider contacting a personal injury attorney. A lawyer [...]

7 December
2016

Windshields, Winter and Hot Water…

By |December 7th, 2016|Auto Glass Safety, Tips|

Winter is both a fun and dangerous time of year to be driving. Use the handy, tested, and proven tips from the pros at Glass.net to make your daily commute a little safer, and a lot easier to see.

When you’re in a rush to get somewhere, pouring hot water on your windshield may seem like the fastest way to de-ice your windshield–but at all costs avoid doing this! The temperature differential could stress your windshield to the breaking point. This goes double for using your windshield wipers–it’s highly likely you’ll only scratch your windshield with the trapped dirt and ice under the wiper, as well as damage the wiper in the process.

The structural integrity of your windshield depends on you caring for it the right way, under all conditions. Keep your windshield defogged and easy to look through, by combining your antifreeze with special cleaner tablets that keep your windshield wipers moisturized in the dry cold of the winter months. Plus your windows will be extra clean–making it hard for snow, ice, or dirt to build up over time. Winter windshield care can be a breeze, with just a few minutes of daily prevention.

Artic Blast!
Oh the weather outside is frightful…Driving during the winter is a challenge…snow, black ice, high winds. It often feels like Mother Nature has it out for you! Especially if you live in those areas where you practically have to dig your car out of the snow each morning before work. But don’t let a little snow and ice on your car dampen your Winter Wonderland fun! Here are some tips and tricks from the Glass.net pros on how to care for and maintain your windshield and wipers during the [...]

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