Tag: windshields

22 Posts

Truck windshield
Nov 29, 2018

New Tech May Need New Windshield Replacement Routines

Dear Car Talk

This Subaru windshield replacement requires EyeSight recalibration

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A Cloudy Windshield Often Means Bad Heater Core
Aug 29, 2017

A Cloudy Windshield Often Means Bad Heater Core

Dear Car Talk

This 2015 Yukon doesn't just defrost--it throws a filmy layer on the windshield. Is it too new to have a heater core issue? 

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Doesn't Anyone Make a Non-Slanted Windshield Anymore?
Apr 18, 2017

Doesn't Anyone Make a Non-Slanted Windshield Anymore?

Dear Car Talk

Is an angled windshield worth the tradeoff in A pillar blind spots and dash reflections? 

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will pouring hot water on the windshield to remove snow and ice crack it
Aug 18, 2016

Can Windshield Glass Withstand Hot Water?

Dear Car Talk

Mike's been using hot water to remove snow and ice from his windshield in freezing temps. Is he skating on thin ice?

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Does tailgating damage windshields
May 31, 2016

Testing a Broken Windshield Hypothesis

Dear Car Talk

Alex is looking for a scientific explanation for three cracked windshields in the family Sienna. 

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Do modern cars hit fewer bugs
Jun 04, 2015

What Happened to All the Dead Bugs?

Dear Car Talk

Bill has been driving for 50 years and he thinks he's seeing fewer and fewer dead bugs on his windshield. Car Talk explains, right here. 


Replacing the weatherstripping on a Saturn Ion
Jan 01, 2015

Is Cecelia's Mechanic Aboveboard on Gasket Replacement?

Dear Car Talk

Cecelia's mechanic says he has to remove her entire windshield to replace a damaged gasket. Is this correct? Find out here, plus Car Talk's advice for how she can make this repair a bit less painful. 


May 23, 2014

Recycling Windshields: It's the Right Thing to Do

Jim Motavalli

Most windshields, made from a glass and plastic sandwich, end up in landfills. But Safelite recycled more than a million of them last year.


can i clean out the weep channels in my car myself
Nov 01, 2010

Today: Tom and Ray help Annah de-leakify her Camry's roof.

Dear Car Talk

A few years ago, our 1998 Camry started to leak water inside. This is a problem in Oregon, so we took it in for repair, and 500 dollars later, they told us that they cleared the "weep channels" in the sunroof. Evidently...

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