AUTO GLASS SPECIAL TERMS
Glossary of Terms
Bronze Tint -
Tint that appears brownish/amber in color
Dark Privacy Tint - Tint that appears black/dark/smoky in color
Diversity Antenna - An AM booster built into the back glass or quarter glass. If it’s in the front windshield, it will appear as a
thin metal line running vertically through the center of the windshield or as a thin metal line in a quarter glass and back glass.
Electro chromic Mirror - A rear view mirror that dims when you push a button. Also prevents glare from vehicle headlights
Encapsulated Molding - Glass that has the molding manufactured together as one item. NOTE: All sliders included
encapsulated moldings and can only be sold as a whole slider assembly and cannot be separated.
Green Privacy Tint - Tint that appears green/mirrored.
Heads Up Display - A digital display that shows various pieces of information including speedometer readings, current
temperature and/or vehicle orientation (compass).
Heated - Glass that has a defroster built into it.
Lane Departure Warning - systems alert you if you are drifting out of your lane using visual, vibration or sound warnings.
Lift Gate - A back glass that is attached to the hatch. (Entire hatch lifts up with glass)
Light Sensor - A sensor that detects oncoming headlights and automatically switches high beams to low beams.
Molding - A rubber gasket that goes between the windshield and frame.
Overhead Console - A console located above the rear view mirror that stores miscellaneous items such as sunglasses.
Rain Sensor - A sensor that automatically adjusts the speed of the windshield wipers depending on the impact of rain.
Shade - Dark tint that is approximately 3"-4" deep from the top of the windshield.
Solar Coated - A coating on the entire windshield, usually dark blue or purple in color , that helps prevent sun glare.
olar Controlled - Glass that gets darker to cut down on glare from the sun and on-coming traffic .
Tempered Glass - Glass on a vehicle (excluding the windshield) that shatters into tiny little pieces instead of shards upon
Third Visor Frit - An etching on the center of a windshield (dot pattern) that looks just like a visor.
Tint - The hue of glass. The most common tint on a windshield is green.
Ultra Red Sensor/Infrared - A rain sensor that also senses any foreign objects within a certain distance from the vehicle
and displays a notification. If there is a red square around the rear view mirror, the windshield has Infrared. If the area is blue, the
windshield just has a plain Rain Sensor.
Windshield - Two pieces of glass surrounding plastic that prevent glass from shattering upon impact - a safety feature.