Entries by Windshield Centers

Gorilla Glass Could Be Used in Automobiles

Gorilla Glass, which, if you own a smartphone, might be in your pocket or purse right now, could be making its way into your car as well. The glass, made by Corning, is a chemically-strengthened glass that is used by most major smartphone manufacturers. The glass is very strong and durable, and at the same time lightweight. […]

What is OEM Glass?

OEM glass is Original Equipment Manufacturer glass. Every car manufacturer has their own specifications that they use when installing windshields and auto glass into their vehicles. When we install OEM glass into a vehicle, we are using a virtually identical piece of equipment to the originally installed auto glass. To the untrained eye, all windshields […]

Windshield Replacement Services throughout North Carolina

Carolina Windshield Centers provides expert windshield repair and replacement services throughout the state of North Carolina. We provide our leading services from three different auto glass shops in the state. We have a shop in Hickory, NC. Hickory is the major city in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Statistical Area, commonly referred to a the Unifour. From our Hickory shop, […]

The Risks of Texting and Driving

Texting and driving, which can also be referred to as “distracted driving”, is one of the most dangerous activities you can do on the road. But unfortunately, many drivers do it! According to the Washington Post, 49% of adult drivers admit to texting and driving, with similar numbers found among teen drivers. And texting and […]

The Development of Auto Glass

In 1903, French chemist Edouard Benedictus dropped a beaker filled with dried cellulose nitrate. The glass broke, but it did not shatter. The cellulose nitrate kept the pieces of glass bonded together. Benedictus had invented what would later become the base for laminated safety auto glass. While laminated auto glass wouldn’t be used in automobiles […]

The effect of summer heat on your windshield

Damages to your car windshield can occur at any time of the year. In particular, the summer months can pose a serious threat to your windshield. The main reason for this is due to the constant fluctuation in temperature, whether it’s from the cool summer nights to the blistering summer days, or even the contrasting […]

Summer Driving Challenges

The summer means that more people are out on the road enjoying the nice weather, traveling to vacation spots, and just getting out of the house. Not only are there more people in general, but there are also more teenagers out on the road. Unfortunately, teens are not as experienced at driving as adult drivers. […]

Do you need full auto glass coverage?

Full auto glass coverage is a type of insurance package that completely covers your costs in the case of windshield or auto glass damage. Most basic auto insurance packages do not cover auto glass damage. Some packages with collision insurance will cover auto glass damage, however that is not always the case. Most insurance companies will […]