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.
Are all windshields the same quality?
There are significant quality differences between original equipment manufactured windshields and aftermarket auto glass. … The after market shops will tell you that their product is the same quality as an OEM windshield. Wrong. Non-OEM auto glass manufacturers make copies of OEM auto glass parts.
Do all cars have the same windshield?
Each auto maker has distinct and specific ways they make windshields for their cars and trucks, but how a windshield is made tends to be the same across the board. The end result of making a good windshield, is that the glass stays in once piece.
What is the best replacement windshield brand?
The companies that offer OEM windshields also offer the dealer windshields, with the top three manufacturers again being PPG, AP Tech, and Pikington.
Are there different types of windshields?
There are three types of windshield glass that can be used on your vehicle; dealer glass, aftermarket glass, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) glass.
Can you get a stronger windshield?
The world is constantly becoming more technologically advanced and the future of auto glass is no different. Windshield technology is improving and Gorilla Glass–a stronger, lighter, and optically advantaged product–is changing the way we look at windshields.
Does insurance cover windshield?
If you have comprehensive coverage on your auto policy, your windshield repair or replacement is covered. Windshield repairs are completed at no cost to you, and replacements are subject to your deductible.
What is the black strip around my windshield?
The black band and dots around your windshield are called the “frit,” or the “frit band.” The frit band is a strip of black enamel around your windshield that is baked into the glass and it performs many functions.
When did they stop making split windshields?
Seems that most cars had abandoned the split windshield by about 1955.