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Your car’s windshield is one of its most amazing features. While automotive glass has the appearance of regular glass, the glass that is used for cars is actually very different from other varieties of glass. Automotive glass is designed to provide crystal clear visibility while also protecting the driver and passengers in the event of a collision. Let’s take a closer look at the amazing science behind this auto part.
History of Automotive Glass
In the early 1900s, cars contained windshields that were designed to protect the driver from debris on the road. These original windshields were made using conventional glass. Unfortunately, this type of glass would shatter into many sharp shards in the event of a collision. The auto industry quickly realized that it needed to find a new windshield solution. In the decades that followed, engineers designed a new type of automotive glass that provided improved safety and performance on the road.
Today’s windshields are made out of a product called laminated glass. This specialized glass is created by placing a layer of polyvinyl butyral between two glass sheets. These layers are fused using intense heat and pressure. Once the layers are joined, the glass is ready to be inserted into a windshield.
Benefits of Automotive Glass
Automotive glass offers many benefits to the driver. This type of glass is much stronger and more durable than conventional glass. If a car experiences an impact, automotive glass bends instead of breaking into countless sharp pieces, keeping the driver and passengers safe from lacerations.
If your car is in need of a new windshield, be sure to visit Brock Auto Parts & Recycling. Our junk yard and auto recycling center offers a fantastic inventory of used auto parts for all kinds of vehicles. To learn more about the great services that await you when you visit our St. Louis location, contact our junk yard by calling (314) 332-1359.
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If you need to dispose of your old electronics, be sure to consider your recycling options before you toss these items in the trash. When you recycle your old electronic items, they can be reused for a variety of purposes. Many electronics contain highly recyclable materials, such as metal, glass, and plastic. These materials can be repurposed to create brand new electronics and other items. In addition, recycling helps protect the environment and preserve natural resources. By recycling your electronic items, you will be doing your part to protect our planet for future generations.
To learn more about your recycling options in the St. Louis area, you may contact Brock Auto Parts & Recycling by calling us at (314) 332-1359. Our junk yard offers highly rated recycling services such as junking your old car, recycled auto parts for sale, and a place for you to drop off other recyclable items. Our knowledgeable team will be more than happy to help you out with any of these services. We look forward to seeing you in the near future!
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Tempered glass is an amazing material. The glass of your car’s side windows contains very different properties from other types of glass. For example, when automotive glass is shattered, it does not create sharp shards. For a look at how automotive glass works, watch this video from ImaginationStationOH.
At Brock Auto Parts & Recycling, we can provide you with a fantastic selection of used auto parts. Our St. Louis junkyard can also help you recycle or junk your old car. To learn more about the great used auto parts and services we provide, visit our website or call us at (314) 332-1359.
Last updated 18 days ago
Most modern refrigerators are designed to last for a decade or longer. Some of them meet this ten year milestone, but many of them do not. If your refrigerator is displaying one or more of the following signs, it is probably time for you to drop it off at a salvage yard and invest in a replacement.
Food Is Spoiling Prematurely
Food that is stored as directed but spoils prematurely is a warning sign that a refrigerator’s temperature and humidity conditions are inconsistent or otherwise less than ideal. If food stored in your refrigerator is going bad in advance of its stated expiration date, your refrigerator might be on its last leg.
It Feels Like a Furnace
The energy used to cool a fridge generates heat that must be released somewhere, which is why warm air can be felt behind or near the bottom of a fridge. If walking by your refrigerator feels like you're walking by an operating furnace, or if the fridge is hot to the touch, you’ve got a problem. Contact a professional for repairs or haul your fridge to the junk yard.
The Compressor Emits Non-Stop Noise
Refrigerators make noise off and on throughout the day. This is how you can tell that it is doing its job. If your refrigerator is making noise non-stop, or if the noise is louder than normal, your compressor may be failing. If your compressor fails, you will need to replace your fridge.
It’s Old and It Shows
If your refrigerator is old and unsightly, it is probably inefficient as well. Drop it off at a junk yard and then consider upgrading to a new Energy Star-rated refrigerator, and both your kitchen and monthly utility bills will benefit.
A working refrigerator is not a luxury in this day and age; it is a necessity. If your refrigerator has been acting up and you don’t think that a few simple repairs will inject new life in it, take it to a nearby junk yard for recycling. You may even get some cash for the scrap metal. If you're in the St. Louis area and have old items that can be recycled at a junk yard, give Brock Auto Parts & Recycling a call at (314) 332-1359 for information.
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There is no doubt that the rise of motor vehicles in the 20th century changed the world, and many would argue that it did so for the better. The car has given millions of drivers the freedom to live, work, and travel when and where they please. Not all cars, however, are created equal. This article offers a look at a handful of unfortunate models that have proven to be reliably unreliable and deserve to be taken to the junk yard.
The 1957 Trabant is a symbol of all that is unwieldy about centralized planning. Throughout the nameplate’s three decades in existence, no impressive model was produced. Still, the debut model of 1957 is generally regarded as the worst. Sure, the car was roomy; but that doesn’t make up for the fact that the Trabant was extremely inefficient and its fuel-tank-over-engine design increased the risk of fire during front-end accidents.
1970 AMC Gremlin
An economy car with an aerodynamically efficient design, the AMC Gremlin had promise. Unfortunately for the now-defunct American Motors Corporation, this promise was no match for the car’s atrocious looks and unattractive name.
1971 Ford Pinto
The Ford Pinto was another early 1970s car that held promise and proved to be a severe disappointment. There was a real gremlin living inside the Pinto, in the form of a structural fuel tank design flaw that laid the foundation for “The Pinto Fire Controversy.”
If you happen to have one of the automotive duds discussed above, then it is probably time to get rid of it. It is certainly not becoming any more reliable as it sits in your yard or driveway, and you might even get some cash for it if you take it to a junk yard. To speak with a St. Louis area junk car recycling and scrap metal expert, call Brock Auto Parts & Recycling at (314) 332-1359.