What Are the Lines on My Rear Windshield For?

You’ve probably noticed the lines on your rear windshield and never really known what they were there for. Sure, they’re great for helping you parallel park and back up along a curb, but they serve a purpose much more than that.

How is the Rear Windshield Made?

Your rear windshield is actually made from tempered glass, the same way your side windows are made. It is then strengthened by thermal and/or chemical treatments to help it withstand blunt force. If it is broken, it will break into tiny chunks instead of large shards, which make it much more safe than other types of glass.

What Are the Lines on My Rear Windshield For?

The main reason for the lines on your rear windshield are for your rear defroster. Small electrical currents will run through the lines to keep the windshield clear and clean to make help you drive safer.

Because of these lines, replacing a rear windshield is a little different than replacing the front, both of which our team at Windshield Centers can tackle! For more information, give us a call today at 1-800-900-1505.