Windshield wipers may be a thing of the past according to the British supercar company McLaren. They are doing away with windshield wipers completely and replacing them with a high-frequency electronic system that pumps sound waves through the windshield. This is the same exact technology used in modern day fighter jets. Not only does this high tech system deflect any water that comes in contact with the windshield almost instantly, but also any mud and even bugs. By removing the traditional wipers, the aerodynamics of a vehicle can be greatly improved and its weight reduced. As most of us are aware, coatings on the windshield just do not last. Products such as Rain-X may work temporarily, but after only 30 days (or sometimes less) of regular use, it must be reapplied. This is the first real solution to windshield wiper replacement ever, and a great idea at that. Sound too futuristic? Think again. McLaren’s 2015 models will all be windshield...Read More >
When faced with replacing a windshield, many car owners default to the lowest-price option. But if you take this route and are in a serious accident, your decision could cost you your life. An incorrectly installed windshield could pop out in an accident, allowing the roof to cave in and crush the car’s occupants. Furthermore, when the front airbags deploy, they exert a tremendous force on the windshield and will blow out one that is not firmly glued into place. The thing that we wish most drivers knew was that the windshield is the number one safety restraint in your vehicle. The windshield is actually two sheets of glass held together by an inner layer of strong vinyl. When the windshield breaks, the vinyl holds the glass in place rather than allowing the shards to fall into the car and cut the occupants. The windshield is made to keep you inside the car, and keep other things out of the...Read More >
That it is unlawful to drive in New York or New Jersey with a chipped or cracked windshield? Save yourself a costly ticket and have your windshield repaired or replaced today!