Facts about Automotive Windshields
Windshields are known to protect the inside of your vehicle; stopping bugs, rocks and any external element that can get into the car, most likely to protect you (the driver) and any passenger from serious injuries during an accident. In this post, we want to share other important facts about windshields.
The first windshield
Gas-powered automobiles were first produced in the 1890s. 14 years later, the first windshield was invented. This was nearly a decade with no protection whatsoever. These windshields were made of two-pieced plate glass. When one layer became too dirty, the driver could peel it down.
Windshields were a luxury: In the early days of automobiles windshields were a luxury, expensive optional and extra feature that can be added to automobiles. So if someone couldn’t afford a windshield; drivers and passengers wore goggles and scarves to protect their faces.
Roof support: If a car is involved in a rollover accident, without a strong windshield, the roof of the vehicle will easily be crushed. It’s important to check the integrity of your windshield, this is why at Y&L auto Glass we recommend you repair or replace your windshield at soon as you realize there is a chip.
Windshield wipers were invented by a woman: In 1903 Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers. She was inspired after observing a trolley vehicle driver struggling to see clearly due to the snow falling on his windows. They weren’t automatic as they are today.
Repairing or replacing: Nowadays with technology repair or replace an auto windshield is easier and faster than ever if you contact the experts. With our mobile service, we can assist you right at where you are, contact Y&L Auto Glass for more information.
Y&L Auto Glass
If your vehicle’s windshield or windows are in need of repair or replacement, call Y&L Auto Glass (833) 954 5277, we provide free quotes. Contact us for more information, we’ll be glad to hear from you!