Front vent glass
When you are looking for a front vent glass replacement for your car, van, truck or SUV, you need look no further than the myWindshield network. Our members do so much more than just repair and replace windshields, they can supply and fit all the different pieces of glass that go into all makes of vehicles. As one of the foremost suppliers of front vent glass replacement and repair services, we have network members who operate across the whole of the United States. With more than 300 repair centers and mobile technicians to choose from, simply asking us for a no-obligation quote will give you immediate access to the auto glass technicians located nearest to you. There’s no need for you to waste time trawling the internet for ‘front vent glass replacement near me’ or ringing around all the garages in order to find someone to do the job for you – we provide all the information you need, all in one place. Our network members are all well-established auto glass technicians; they come with a wealth of experience, and offer same day or next day services. You can entrust the replacement of your vehicle glass to them, secure in the knowledge that they will work quickly, and provide a high standard of workmanship at a realistic price. To start the process of getting your vent glass replaced, simply ask us for a no-obligation quote, and we will put you in touch with your local myWindshield network member.
You have a choice of call-out or drive-in services
We feel that your convenience is paramount, so whatever automotive glass services you need, you will be given a choice of calling out a mobile glass technician or taking your vehicle along to a repair center – it’s entirely up to you which you choose. The call-out option is an excellent choice when you are away from home – perhaps you’re at work or stranded at the roadside. The glass technician can come to you in a fully-equipped vehicle to replace your front vent glass while you get on with something else. Our technicians are able to replace vent glass under most conditions, except where there is heavy rain (or snow), or the humidity is very high, as any adhesives used may not cure properly, and there is a danger of moisture getting into the vehicle. The technician will advise whether it is possible to do a mobile repair when you make a booking.
The other option is a drive-in repair service at your local repair center, which can be the best choice in poor weather. It is much nicer to take a seat in a waiting area while your front vent glass is replaced, rather than having to wait at the roadside.
What is a front vent glass?
When you think about the various panes of glass in your vehicle, you probably don’t give the vent glass a thought – it is the small, often triangular, panes that sit beside the opening side window. Actually, those little odd-shaped panes of vent glass serve a very important purpose – they provide the driver with better all-round visibility when driving or parking.
The origin of vent glass (and the reason for the ‘vent’ in the name) is that once upon a time, before air conditioning became common in cars, the vents were used to allow a flow of air into the vehicle. The vents on older cars used to open a little, usually with a tilt or swivel mechanism, which meant that you could regulate the temperature without having to have the side windows open. It has been around 20 years since cars were designed with opening vents, because the old vents used to create a great deal of drag when open, and it is more fuel-efficient to drive with air conditioning running than with open windows. Modern vent windows are part of the vehicle’s streamlining, and are used to replace areas of solid bodywork to increase visibility for the driver.
Can the vent glass be repaired?
The answer depends on what type of glass is used in your front vent window, and what type of damage has occurred. For example, vent glass is often smashed during a robbery attempt – if someone wants to get into your vehicle to steal it, they will often break a vent rather than a side window, as it is easier to drive the vehicle with only a small pane of glass smashed. If your vent glass is completely broken, then naturally total replacement is required.
What about a small area of damage? Well, most vents are made with tempered glass, rather than laminated glass (as used in your windshield). This means that even small areas of damage cannot be repaired, so a damaged tempered glass front vent should be replaced. However, on some high-end makes of vehicle, both the vents and the side windows are actually made from laminated glass, because this reduces the amount of road noise you hear inside the vehicle. If you have laminated glass vents, a small repair may be possible, but in reality, the general rule is that replacement rather than repair is recommended.
Replace your vent glass
Although the panes are usually small, the vent glass forms part of the body shell of your vehicle, and contributes to the overall structural strength. If the glass becomes damaged in an accident or during a break-in, it is important to get it replaced right away both to maintain the integrity of the overall vehicle structure, and also to ensure it is secure – a broken car window is a massive temptation to a thief.
You wouldn’t trust an amateur to service your car, so why would you trust just anyone when it comes to replacing the glass on your car? To ensure all your vehicle glass gets the best possible care, at a realistic price, call in a member of the myWindshield network. Our members are all experienced, trusted operators who carry certification for the work that they do. They will source the appropriate pieces of glass for your vehicle – either made by the original manufacturer, or a high-quality equivalent – and fit them quickly and professionally, to bring your truck, SUV, car or van back to its safe and secure best. With partners located all across the US, there is always a myWindshield auto glass technician near you.