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Mom-Friendly Vehicle Features

Every day, moms are working hard driving their kids to school, carpooling to sport practices, and everything in between. Thanks to new, multi functional features in newer model cars, many vehicles have a handful of mom-friendly features that make life easier.

Entertainment System

In-car entertainment systems are a great way to keep kids entertained, especially when you’ll be in the car for a longer duration. If possible, opt for a split-screen system to avoid any arguing over what to watch.

Hands-Free Lift Gate

Whether your hands are full or the kids are trying to throw things in the trunk, having a hands-free lift gate will not only make it easier to put your groceries away but will also avoid any injuries from the trunk closing on little fingers. Many newer cars now have a sensor under the back of the vehicle, making it as easy as moving your foot under the bumper to get your trunk to open.

In-Floor Storage

Carriages, sports equipment, and all of the fun items that come along with having kids take up a lot of space in your car. Having in-floor storage in your vehicle (typically in newer model minivans), you’re able to store away the things you need to keep in your car but don’t use as frequently in order to save the easily accessible spaces for those items that you need to get to regularly.

Things you can store in your in-floor storage: diaper bags, toys, muddy shoes, and extra snacks!

Built-In Cooler

Whether you’re heading on a road trip or soccer game, having a built-in cooler in your vehicle will be an absolute game changer! Keep juice and water cold at all times and never worry about hearing a complaint about sandwiches being floppy and gross. Stopping at a convenience store or snack bar can get expensive and your built-in cooler will help cut those costs!

In-Car Vacuum

Kids are messy and being able to easily clean up crumbs, dirt, and mud out of your car means less worrying about finding time to stop to vacuum your car at the local car wash. Cleaning up after your kids has never been easier!

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How Rear Windshield Replacement Differs

Many vehicle owners will never experience a damaged rear windshield but if you do, it’s important to keep in mind the differences compared to a front windshield replacement.

The main cause of most windshield damage we see at AllStar Windshield Centers? Car accidents. If your rear windshield has been shattered or damaged due to a collision, the first step is to have it replaced. One thing you’ll notice is that the price differs from a front windshield replacement. Here’s why.

Rear Windshields Are Made Differently

Your front windshield is actually made of a laminated glass, made up of two to three layers of glass to help avoid shattering in a collision, but your rear windshield is made of tempered glass. The reason for making a rear windshield from tempered glass is so that it shatters when it’s damaged enough, but instead of shattering into shards, it shatters into tiny pebbles to reduce injuries. Since there is a different process for making these two types of glass there is a price difference.

Rear Windshields Have a Defrost Grid

Have you always wondered what the lines in your rear windshield are for? These lines are actually a defrost grid to help melt snow and ice on your rear windshield. Because of this defrost grid taking more time and money to install, your rear windshield replacement cost is going to slightly differ from your front windshield replacement.

Understanding these differences will help avoid the shock of learning how much replacing your rear windshield will be. To schedule your appointment with AllStar Windshield Centers, contact us today at 800-900-1505, or by filling out our online contact form.