Not only do acoustic windshields reduce noise, they can contribute to better fuel economy. The noise reduction properties of the laminate technology offset the need for thicker, heavier glass.
A leader in the market with acoustic windshields is Ford Motor Company's SoundScreen™ windshield from Carlite®. It's now available on several models, including the 2007 models of the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator and Lincoln MKX, plus the 2008 Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner and Mazda Tribute. Ford's use of this unique glass technology is expanding through the vehicle lineup.
If an acoustic windshield needs to be replaced, look carefully for the manufacturer's trade name, the word "acoustic" or the letter "A" in the lower portion of the windshield. These designations will ensure you are getting manufacturer's quality acoustic glass. Trade names vary; an example is Ford using the trade name "SoundScreen" on its acoustic glass.
One way to be certain you are getting the right windshield is to get a brand-for-brand replacement. For example, when looking for replacement acoustic glass in a Ford vehicle, look for the Carlite brand. This will protect your right to a quiet and enjoyable ride with an exact brand-for-brand match for your acoustic windshield.
For more information on replacement windshields, visit www.carlite.com.