Latest Articles in Auto Glass

  • How infrared reflective film can help manufacturers satisfy demand
    In June 2009, the California Air Resources Board voted to enact the Cool Car Standards and Test Procedures, an early action item under California Assembly Bill 32’s greenhouse gas emission reduction directive. This action mandates auto manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions by using infrared (IR) reflective glass in all vehicles sold in California by model...
  • Matkins Auto Glass/National Glass AssociationJohn H. Whitlatch Jr., 62, died Aug. 24, following an extended illness. A native of Petersburg, Va., he was president of North Carolina's Matkins Auto Glass Inc. and past president of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.Memorials may be made to Front Street United Methodist Church, 136 South Fisher St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to Hospice and...
  • Dow Automotive Systems, Auburn Hills, Mich., launched a Web site at www.dowautomotive.com that enables customers to better understand the supplier's products and services in a user-friendly manner.“Packed with high-quality content, news and information that will be constantly updated, visitors to the redesigned Web site now have easy access to detailed product information, as well...
  • Windshield removal and replacement instructions
    Sponsored by Extractor. The top and side moldings on this windshield are underside moldings that will come with the replacement glass. If your goal is to salvage the glass, miter the aftermarket underside moldings in the two top corners.
  • Windshield and back glass removal and replacement instructions
    Sponsored by Extractor. The back glass on this vehicle fits extremely tight to the vehicle body and is exposed on all sides, making an outside cutout impossible. You may need to break the glass to remove it cleanly from the vehicle and avoid damage to the body. To salvage the glass, have the rear deck painted to correct any damage incurred during cutout.
  • New appointments, promotions
    National Glass AssociationGlassPro Manager and Technician Jeff Olive has been named chairman of the National Glass Association’s Auto Glass Certification Committee, McLean, Va. Olive has served for many years as a member of the committee, and replaces former Chairman Brian Clayton of Cindy Rowe Auto Glass, Harrisburg, Pa.“I am extremely honored to be asked to lead the Auto Glass...
  • Windshield, quarter glass and back glass removal and replacement instructions
    Sponsored by Extractor. The cowl panel has several underside retainers with an aggressive grip that can cause the panel to break during removal.
  • New model features solar-panel moonroof
    The 2010 Toyota Prius, launched this spring, is available with a sliding glass moonroof with solar panels, located over the rear seating area, that power a new ventilation system. This solar-powered ventilation system uses an electrically powered air circulation fan that does not require engine assist, according to the manufacturer's press kit. The system prevents the interior air temperature...
  • Windshield removal and replacement instructions
    Sponsored by Extractor.
  • What the industry can do to cope with GHG regulations
    Second in a two-part series. See Page 8 of the July/August issue for the first part.On June 26, the House of Representatives narrowly passed its version of a bill to cut carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 17 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050, according to a July 9 article in The Washington Post. The leading Senate committee responsible for developing the climate change legislation...
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