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The 2019 Guide to the Rear Windshield

In this Chambers Auto Glass Guide You’ll Learn All The Important Facts of the Rear Windshield 

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The Rear Windshield is one of the most important parts in your vehicle!

Simple and intuitive, the rear windshield (or rear glass) is located opposite of the front windshield, and is located in the back of the vehicle, sealing it off from the outside. Similar to the front windshield, the rear windshield is one of the types of auto glass that helps your vehicle keep its rigid frame, as well as protecting occupants of the vehicle.

How is the rear windshield made?

Unlike the front windshield, the glass for the back windshield is made in the same way that auto glass is made for the side window, vent window, or quarter glass panes: tempered glass. The back car window glass is strengthened by thermal or chemical treatments so that it can withstand blunt force, but will shatter into tiny, granular chunks of glass instead of shards. This is a feature of tempered glass and is often called “safety glass” for this reason.

What are some of the features of the rear windshield?

The rear windshield comes in all shapes and sizes, depending on what kind of vehicle you are driving. Most cars have a rear windshield that is completely bonded to the rear of the frame of the vehicle, while some trucks have sliding panes called “truck sliders” or ones that open outwards on a hinge so that air may circulate in the vehicle or provide additional room for larger loads. Some vehicles have rear windshield wipers to wipe dirt and water off of the rear windshield, so the rear view is not obstructed.

If you experience damage to your back windshield glass, get the auto glass repaired right away.

What are those lines on my rear windshield?

All rear windshields must be clean and clear so that the driver can utilize the rearview mirror properly when changing lanes and reversing. The lines are thermal and integrated into the rear defroster, which runs a small current of electricity to heat the rear windshield pane.

If you have any questions concerning your back windshield glass, reach out to our Chambers Auto Glass team. We will help make sure the windshield is sturdy and protective when you’re in the car.

Quick turnaround time

The entire back windshield replacement can take as little as one hour.

It may be an inconvenience to get a rear windshield replacement, but we promise to keep your experience as painless and easy as possible so you can get back to your day.

Need your REAR WINDHSIELD replaced or repaired?

At Chambers Auto Glass we make sure our clients are well taken cared of. If you need your rear windshield replaced or repaired be sure to get in contact with us!


Safety is one of the highest priorities with Chambers Auto Glass. We make sure you are safe to drive your vehicle and are safe to other motor vehicles.

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Need your windhshield replaced? Chambers Auto Glass is the #1 Auto Glass company in Baldwin County, Alabama. We make sure we get the job done. Best part? We have the best prices. Period.

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Need your windshield repaired? Have a crack made by a rock or accident? If you have a crack smaller than the size of a quarter our certified technicians can drive to you and help repair your windshied.

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