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Spontaneous Glass Explosion: Side And Rear Glass Replacement


 
Automotive If you have a problem with your Side or Rear Glass, it needs to be a priority to replace this glass promptly or you could risk a spontaneous glass explosion. The reason being is that the side and rear glass is different to that of the windscreen; the glass in these areas of the vehicle is made from tempered glass or some may call it safety glass. A stress or fracture to this glass and it will suddenly crumble into a million tiny pebbles. You may have heard of someone describe witnessing a car window suddenly exploding, what may well have occurred is the glass had some previous damage and the stress placed on the glass may not have been entirely evident at the time, rather the stress had built up until it reached the point of completely fracturing. This may well have been caused by a tiny hairline crack or internal stress within the glass and then with continued stress or an added jolt it has caused it to finally give in and cause what some would describe as a spontaneous glass explosion.

Even thermal stress can affect the side and rear glass, whereby a sudden extreme temperature change can contribute to the glass breaking. Tempered glass is designed to be much safer in case of an accident, as the pieces crumble into balls that are not sharp, and will not cause injury like normal glass shards would. For this reason, any damage to this type of glass, including your sunroof, can’t be repaired and will have to be replaced. We’ve all seen it in the movies, with the gunshot to the side and rear glass and the whole window just shatters into a million pieces; this is because the vehicle has this tempered glass. It is designed to be much safer in the case of an accident, as the pieces crumble into balls that are not sharp and will not cause any injury like normal glass would, which would break into dangerous shards.

For that reason, any damage to glass that is in the side and rear of the vehicle, including sunroofs, would not be able to be repaired; rather it would need to be replaced. Therefore due to the nature of this type of glass, side and rear glass replacements should be conducted promptly on any vehicle showing signs of internal stress, particularly if there is any evidence of damage such as a hairline fracture. Novus Auto Glass Replacement provide a mobile service and are able to assist with any concerns and provide you with a quality side and rear glass replacement service, so book in today to have any glass concerns replaced promptly, click here.

Diagnosing Your Check Engine Light Before Heading to the Mechanic


 
Automotive,Research,Self Improvement Oh no, your check engine light just came on! When the check engine light comes on, most always, we start to panic in fear that our car is going to shut off right then and there or worry over the thought of how much money it may cost. But no matter what, when a check engine light comes on, it means that there is most definitely something wrong under the hood. Here are the most common issues associated with a check engine light in Davis County. Oxygen Sensor: An oxygen sensor measures the unburned oxygen in your vehicle's exhaust system. The data of which it presents sends information for the regulation of the mixture of air and fuel that enters the cylinders. A bad oxygen sensor can damage spark plugs, the catalytic converter, and burn more fuel.

Loose Gas Cap: If the gas cap is loose or missing, the check engine light will turn on. It is very important to make sure your gas cap is secured tightly so that fumes are not released into the air, which helps to keep the whole system under the correct pressure. It is probably your gas cap if the check engine light turns on right after you put gas in. Catalytic Converter: A catalytic converter helps with converting carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. If your catalytic converter does not get replaced, your vehicle will not pass emissions, will experience reduced performance and fuel economy, and your car may run at a higher temperature. Mass Airflow Sensor: The mass airflow sensor measures how much air enters the engine to determine how much fuel is needed to run your engine. You may notice that your mass airflow sensor is not working if you are experiencing a rough idle, the car is having trouble starting, and a sudden change in the position of the throttle pedal.

Spark Plugs or Plug Wires: Your spark plugs ignite the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber of your vehicle, and the spark plug wires deliver the spark from the ignition coil to the spark plugs to make this happen. If the spark plugs or wires are not replaced, you will notice misfire and the hesitation under heavy acceleration, a possibility of a clogged catalytic converter, damage to ignition coils and O2 sensors. When your check engine light comes on in Farmington, don't panic and take it to your local auto service store for a complete diagnostic. Together, you can resolve the issue.