When your windshield needs to be replaced, you have two options: OEM and aftermarket glass. But which one is right for you? To make the best decision, it's important to understand the differences between these two types of windshield glass. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) windshields are the original car glass used in a new vehicle. They are manufactured to the exact specifications provided by the car manufacturer, ensuring that the windshields and side windows fit the vehicle perfectly.
Dealer glass is marketed and sold under the brand name of the windshield installer or car repair company. It meets original equipment manufacturer's standards, but care should be taken to ensure that the glass fits just like the original. Aftermarket windshield glass shares similar specifications as dealer or OEM glass. However, it is not an OEM part, as it is manufactured by another company and sold to automotive glass wholesalers and replacement stores.
When choosing between an OEM windshield and an aftermarket windshield, it's important to do your research on the OEE brand that the automotive glass company is going to install in your vehicle. At Cornerstone Auto Glass, we take extra steps to ensure quality installations, such as inspecting new glass for defects prior to installation.