Is a replaced windshield as good as original?
Since the quality of OEM auto glass is equivalent to the genuine auto glass, the integrity of your windshield post-replacement is not at risk. The new car glass will be reliable and satisfactory, offering optimum safety standards for your car.
Is an aftermarket windshield OK?
Yes, aftermarket windshields can be as good as OEM. There are expert glass fabricators and manufacturers that produce windshields with the same quality as the OEM windscreen that came with your vehicle.
Is there a difference in quality of windshields?
OEM Windshields offer the benefit of being identical to the windshield that was installed when your vehicle was manufactured. OEM windshields are made by the same companies that manufactured your original windshield and will match the original windshields color, thickness, fit and shape.
How do I know if my windshield is original?
You can verify a genuine windshield or non-original auto glass by looking at the windscreen logo. Oftentimes, the original windscreen comes without a car logo. In this case, you can match your brand-new vehicle windscreen logo with your cracked glass.
Is there different grades of windshield glass?
There are three types of windshield glass that can be used on your vehicle; dealer glass, aftermarket glass, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) glass.
Is Pilkington glass the best?
Pilkington is an excellent choice for double glazing. It has a U-value of 1.9, significantly lower than typical double glazing and offers the same energy efficiency as triple glazing. Installing Pilkington double glazed units offers many benefits: Increases the energy efficiency of your home.
What does OEM glass mean?
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer – which would mean that an OEM Windshield would be from the same manufacturer that originally had their glass installed in your vehicle when it rolled off the assembly line. This glass holds the same safety standards as your vehicle did when it was brand new.
Does Safelite use OEM windshields?
Safelite manufactures their own windshields but are not considered an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). This means they do not have legal permission to manufacture windshields to the exact specifications as the original (thickness, contour, shade, etc).
How much does it cost to replace an OEM windshield?
A brand new OEM windshield will cost you anywhere between $1000 and $6000, depending on the car you have, while an aftermarket windshield can range from $100 to $1000. The average, however, is anywhere from $200 to $500.
Are all windshields created equal?
Not all glass is created equally and replacement glass for auto windshields clearly demonstrates this. If your car has a large crack in its windshield that you need to replace, you have options. There is OEM glass: that is your windshield will be replaced with an identical windshield made by the car manufacturer.
What is aftermarket windshield?
An aftermarket windshield is one that another company, other than the original maker of your vehicle’s windshield, manufactures. Depending on the reputation of the glass company, aftermarket windshields may be manufactured to the same standards as OEM windshields.
What is aftermarket glass?
Aftermarket Auto Glass
Aftermarket auto parts are made by a company other than the original equipment manufacturer. Or by the same OEM company on a different production line. Some of these parts are similar quality to OEM parts. Others are not.
Do Auto Windscreens use OEM glass?
At Autoglass®, we only use glass manufactured to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards, whether sourced from original equipment manufacturers or other suppliers, ensuring that the glass we fit is as good as the original piece of glass we are replacing.
Is OEE glass as good as OEM?
In general, a solid OEE windshield can generally be found that meets the quality of an OEM windshield but is significantly less expensive because it doesn’t have the manufacturer’s branding. Though Original Equipment Equivalent parts are a good budget decision, they aren’t always the best long-term solution.
Do National Windscreens use OEM glass?
We use OE-standard glass, so owners can rest assured there will be no difference in fit and performance compared with the original.