What’s A Car Windshield Heater?

The purpose of a heated front windshield is to help melt ice or snow during the winter season.
How Does It Function?
If you look at the bottom of your front windshield, just around your wipers, you’ll see the place from where the small wires start. They then go across the entire windshield, much the same like how your rear windshield is also heated. Still, even if you do have a front windshield heating button in your dashboard, but see no wires, do not worry. Some manufacturers use this technology in such a way that the tungsten wires are actually hidden. Nevertheless, same as they work in light-bulbs, these wires head up the surface of your windshield.
Does It Have Any Other Uses?
Actually, yes! While the main reason for having a car windshield heater is to help defrost your auto glass during the winter season, it’s also of great help against condensation. Basically, if there’s a noticeable difference in temperature between the outside and inside of your car, but neither are at freezing point, your windshield can become foggy. Turning on your wipers to deal with this can sound like a good idea, at first. However, it can just as well spread all of that humidity around, further impeding your visibility of the road by creating streaks
Replacement Of A Heated Front Windshield
If your windshield is damaged in the form of a crack or chip, among other negative aspects, it can also cause the heating grid to stop functioning due to a loss of electrical contact. At Blue Diamond Auto Glass, we can handle any sort of windshield replacement. Just tell our friendly customer care team that you have a heated windshield when you give us a call at 832-773-2220, so that our expert technicians know what glass is required. Not only does it need to have the wiring, but the system also usually leads into your vehicle, so they’ll have to first disconnect it from the broken windshield. No worries though, as installs usually take less than 30 minutes!
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