Thatcher, Tonto Basin, and Young Drivers: It is distracting to hear the wind whistle into the passenger compartment of a vehicle while driving. Because of this, and the fact that a quiet ride can increase the vehicle’s value and desirability, it is something to keep in mind when deciding whether to replace a noisy windshield. Rushing air hits the windshield the hardest so it is the best place to begin when addressing a noise issue. The newer acoustic windshields can help you in obtaining a quiet and enjoyable ride.
As more automobiles use speech recognition to activate various devices, such as a GPS, a quiet ride becomes more important. The background noise that rushing air creates while driving with a windshield seal that is compromised, can distort any information a driver attempts to convey to these devices. Many of us have experienced frustration when we have held conversations with someone who is using a hands-free cell phone while driving. “What! Can you repeat that! Would you repeat that again!” The good news is we can replace the windshield and molding to the same quality as they were when the vehicle was manufactured.
There are three sources that create the excess noise in older vehicles; the noise generated by fluctuations in aerodynamic pressure around the windshield and the vehicle’s frame; the noise generated by tires rolling against the road’s surface; and the noise and vibration that generates when another vehicle passes close to our own. The amount of noise heard when another driver passes depends on the type of automobile driven. The noise that automobile tires make while in use varies depending on factors such as speed and the type of vehicle driven. It is muffled by the vehicle’s frame, carpeting, seats and other parts of the vehicle. Since the windshield has no protection from the wind, it takes the full impact. If there are any leaks in the seal between the windshield and the pinchweld, (the frame in which your windshield is adhered) it will be noticeable, especially at higher speeds.
Does sound travel faster through the air, water or glass?
- a) Air
- b) Water
- c) Glass
Answer: c) The speed of sound varies depending on density and pressure, for the most part, the denser the object the faster sound will travel (air 768 mph) (water 3319 mph) (glass 8862 mph)
The laminate sandwiched between the two layers of glass diminishes noise coming from the outside of the passenger compartment. An enhanced type of laminate is now in use for this very purpose, creating a quieter ride. Residents of Thatcher, Tonto Basin, and Young: By replacing a vehicle’s windshield, even those who drive an older vehicle can enjoy the benefits of the most up-to-date improvements. Just the improved ability to enjoy a conversation, listen to our favorite music, or talk radio, is worth the small amount of effort it takes to have your windshield replaced. Moreover, any voice activated components will be able to function as intended.
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