If you are planning on purchasing a new windshield there are several things that you should know about windshields in general before you make a purchase. A lot of people just rush into buying a new windshield and they make hasty decisions that are not always smart. You will want to get the most out of your purchase; you do not want to be ripped off. So in order to ensure that you are not ripped off you must be aware of the different types of windshields that are available. There are many different types of windshields on the market and it can be difficult to decide which one to choose from. However if you know the basic characteristics of a good windshield you will be able to select wisely. Of course you will also need to know the model of windshield that will fit your car. Finding the correct size needed for a windshield is a relatively simple job. If you want a strong windshield you will want one that has two sheets of glass or laminated glass or two sheets of laminated glass. Laminated glass is quite difficult to break even if you drop a large rock onto the windshield.