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Can Heat Build Up Break a Car Window?

by Amy Rodriguez

When the temperature rises, especially in a desert region, some drivers become concerned over the integrity of their car glass and its reaction to the heat and the sun's rays. Drivers should only consider the heat issue in particular instances of extreme temperatures and compromised glass integrity.

Identification

Depending on the manufacturer, typical car glass is strengthened through lamination. It is two pieces of glass laminated together to create a barrier to keep passengers inside the vehicle in case of an accident.

Features

Even on the hottest day in a desert region, car windows cannot break from heat build up, reports auto repair store owner Bobby Gottlieb, through his work with the Best of Las Vegas. But, car windows can be weakened if they are damaged.

Considerations

If a car window is cracked, it is recommended to keep the car out of the heat. The expansion of the window from heat exposure can weaken the glass as the crack grows larger. In addition, putting cool water on a cracked window can also contribute to weakening and enlarging the cracked area.

About the Author

Writing professionally since 2010, Amy Rodriguez cultivates successful cacti, succulents, bulbs, carnivorous plants and orchids at home. With an electronics degree and more than 10 years of experience, she applies her love of gadgets to the gardening world as she continues her education through college classes and gardening activities.

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