Author: Windshield

  • Do Americans say windshield?

    Do Americans say windshield? A windshield in the US is a windscreen in the UK. Also Americans say garage while the British say car park.

  • What is the side window of a car called?

    What is the side window of a car called? What is Quarter Glass? Also called a valance window or vent glass, a quarter glass window is a side-facing window on a vehicle that is significantly smaller than the standard passenger windows and often serves as an extension of the passenger window either above the rear […]

  • Why is glass used as windshield?

    Visibility. The first reason for the use of glass in car windows is of course visibility. Whether in the front, side or rear of the car, the visibility afforded by glass is highly useful. Glass allows occupants to see where they are going and lets natural sunlight, or artificial street lighting, enter the vehicle.

  • Why is it called a windscreen?

    Why is it called a windscreen? A windscreen (UK) or windshield (US) is so called because it prevents the wind/air from entering the car/blowing in your face (a screen or shield stops something from going past it). Why do they call it a windscreen? The term windscreen is the usual term in the British Isles […]