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Auto Glass Force INC. Glossary

  • Adhesion
    The bonding of two surfaces
  • Adhesive
    The substance used to bond two surfaces together, such as auto glass to your vehicle
  • Auto Glass Repair
    The process in which a resin is filled into the crack of a windshield
  • Auto Glass Replacement
    The process in which the entirety of a broken or cracked glass is completely swapped out for a new one
  • Bond
    The joining together of two surfaces by use of an adhesive
  • Back Glass
    Used to refer to the rear window of a vehicle; click here for diagram
  • Chip
    A small cut or break to the windshield's surface; does not penetrate all the way through the glass
  • Coated Glass
    Automotive glass with a chemical film that can provide privacy, solar or mirror effects
  • Cohesion
    The strength of a sealant or adhesive to hold itself together
  • Composite
    When a window component is made up of two or more materials
  • Crack
    A split or break in your windshield or auto glass
  • Cure
    The amount of time it takes for the adhesive in your windshield to dry and harden
  • Damage
    The break or crack in your auto glass
  • Ding
    Refers to the damage caused to your auto glass caused by a rock
  • Fastener
    An item that attaches two objects together
  • Flat Glass
    Non-curved glass, generally not used in the automotive industry
  • Floating Crack
    A break in the auto glass that does not extend to an edge
  • Gasket
    A rubber seal that holds auto glass to a vehicle
  • Glass Color
    The color of the tint on your auto glass
  • Heads-Up Display
    Some cars are equipped with a feature that projects the dashboard information up on the auto glass
  • Impact
    A break caused when something such as a rock hits your windshield
  • Keyless Entry
    A system which uses a key fob to unlock the vehicle; sometimes the antenna is mounted on the rear windshield of a car
  • Laminated Glass
    The type of glass that is used in making a windshield; created to hold together when cracked instead of shattering as other glass would
  • Lane Departure Warning Assist
    Lane Departure warning assist camera is in the center top of the windshield, a feature that will assist you on blind spots and lane change assist.
  • Lifetime Warranty
    Auto Glass Force INC. offers a Lifetime Warranty that lasts for the duration of your car and ownership. This covers against leakage, material defects and workmanship
  • Light Sensor
    A sensor on the windshield of your car that turns on the headlights when it gets dark
  • Low Price Guarantee
    Auto Glass Force INC's promise to give you the lowest prices in the industry on your auto glass or windshield replacements; click here for more
  • Mobile Service
    Our Auto Glass Force INC. tech will come to your residence or jobsite to save you time and gas
  • Molding
    An outer weather resistant strip used to secure the glass to your vehicle
  • Neoprene
    Synthetic rubber; sometimes used to make moldings
  • No-Deductible State
    Some states such as Kentucky, Florida, Arizona, Massachusetts, New York and South Carolina offer no-deductible windshield replacements, meaning your windshield or auto glass could be free to you
  • OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
    Auto glass that was made by the same manufacturer that made the original part
  • OEE (Original Equipment Equivalent)
    Auto Glass that was made with the same quality material and safety standards but manufactured by a different supplier.
  • Oxidation
    The breaking down of rubber items caused by exposure to oxygen
  • Partition Glass
    A divider between the front and back seat areas in a vehicle, such as what is seen in limousines and cabs
  • Pinchweld
    The part of a vehicle's frame that the auto glass adheres to
  • Power Switch
    Used in power windows to make them go up and down
  • Preformed Sealant
    A factory shaped sealant
  • Primer
    A chemical added to improve adhesion and clean auto glass damage surface
  • Quarter Glass
    The rear or backside windows in a vehicle; click here for diagram
  • Rain Sensor
    A sensor that detects rain and automatically turns on your windshield wipers
  • Rear Windshield
    Same as back glass; click here for diagram
  • Reflective Glass
    Glass that reflects visible light and solar radiation using a special coating
  • Regulator
    A device that rolls down the vehicle's windows
  • Resin
    A special hardener that is used to repair a chipped windshield
  • Sealant
    Material used to seal openings to make them airtight
  • Shaded Glass
    This glass is darker in color which improves driver visibility in glare; typically found at the top of the windshield
  • Shard
    A sharp fragment of glass
  • Side Glass
    This is also referred to as door glass and is found on the driver and passenger doors
  • Silicone
    A chemical Adhesive sealant with various purposes
  • Sill
    The bottom frame of your windshield
  • Solar Glass
    Glass that reflects harmful sun rays
  • Stress Crack
    The cracking of auto glass caused by sheer forces
  • Tempered Glass
    Strong glass that if shattered, breaks into small granular pieces
  • Tinted Glass
    Glass with an amount of color that helps reduce glare
  • Urethane
    An adhesive that bonds the windshield to your vehicle
  • UV Light
    An Ultra Violet light needs for curing resin on windshield chip repairs
  • Vehicle Make
    The brand of your vehicle
  • Vehicle Model
    The type of vehicle you have
  • Vent Glass
    Usually triangular in shape, can be found on the side either in the front or back
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
    A unique, 17-digit number assigned to your vehicle by manufacture of your car.
  • Windshield or Windscreen
    The front glass found on a vehicle
  • Windshield Repair
    Placing a special resin into a crack to fill it and make it structurally bonded
  • Windshield Replacement
    The act of swapping out a defective or cracked windshield for a new Windshield install
  • Yes
    We don’t say not to any auto glass repair and windshield replacement service.
  • Zero Deductible
    Once you file a comprehensive claim with your insurance, your deductible is the amount that you pay out of pocket, it can start from $0 and up.

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