An automotive head-up display or automotive heads-up display —also known as a auto-HUD— is a transparent display that presents data on the windshield without requiring the driver to look away from their usual viewpoints.
A heated wiper park is in an area of your windshield where your wipers rest and are used to prevent freezing and slush buildup. They may be visible if you're standing outside the vehicle – look for orange or brown lines along the bottom 4-6 inches of your windshield.
A light sensor detects the current light condition and turns on or off your vehicle lights automatically. Most light sensors are located directly on the back of your rear-view mirror but in some instances, they have through light sensors like the one shown in this image. There are a few ways that you can tell if you have a light sensor. The easiest is if your lights turn on or off automatically depending on how light it is outside.
Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), are electronic systems that aid a vehicle driver while driving. They are intended to increase car safety and more generally road safety. The picture is a common example of what it might look like on a Subaru.
A rain sensor is a device that detects the presence of rain and turns on windshield wipers automatically.
A VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is used during the manufacturing of motor vehicles to help distinguish one car from another. This number contains information about your car including the engine size and optional accessories. The VIN may be requested to help us find which windshield or window is right for your vehicle. The VIN can also be found on a sticker located inside the jam of the driver side door.
Shade bands commonly come in green or blue and they are there to help the driver see better. This may also be called anti-glare. The primary function of this is to prevent glare from the sun while still allowing you to see through the windshield.
An infrared windshield reflects the infrared light waves and so reduces heat build-up from direct sunlight inside the car. This has advantages in terms of cutting down on the need for air conditioning. IR windshields block 50% or more of the infrared rays in sunlight and actually help you save gas!
Most cars come with factory window tint. If the car came with tint, we will have an exactly matched glass installed in the car, no questions asked. If window tint was applied to the vehicle by the owner, not to worry, any reputable tint shop can can match the shade to the other glass in the car.