Rhode Island Auto Glass
Door glass, back glass, quarter panels, windshields, and more. What does it all mean? Do I have tempered glass or safety glass? How can I tell if my windshield has extra features?
It has been many years since auto glass was created and by far one of the best enhancements made to the automobile. In general, the glass on the sides and back of your car are tempered auto glass, meaning they were specially treated to break into hundreds of tiny pieces, keeping you from being exposed to dangerously sharp edges. It's not to say you cannot still get hurt from broken auto glass, but it is much safer today than it was in the past. Read more about auto glass on our auto glass and windshield pages.
Rhode Island Windshield
Your windshield is made differently than any other piece of auto glass. The windshield is comprised of two layers of safety glass with a layer of composite material in between. Modern windshields can have many different options, including rain sensors for your windshield wipers, heated autoglass for those in cold climates, antennas to support your GPS, and more. The most important part of your windshield remains the laminate in between the layers of glass. Your car is much safer today because of this lamination, which keeps the glass together, and allows repairs to be made when the damage is just a small chip or crack.
In all states, the most commonly used Personal Auto coverage is Physical Damage coverage. Listed under Physical Damage coverage are Collision coverage and Comprehensive coverage. Collision coverage covers your Personal Auto for physical damages as a result of colliding with an object. An example of a collision loss would be an insured auto colliding with another auto and physical damage to either party occurred.
Comprehensive coverage typically covers most other forms of losses; fire, theft, vandalism, flood, car windshields, or any other car window replacements you might need. When you need glass repairs to your auto, your Comprehensive coverage is the coverage that applies. Comprehensive coverage is an optional coverage, but it is also typically less expensive than Collision coverage to have on your vehicle so many insureds nationwide choose to have Comprehensive coverage.