When it comes to replacing your car's windshield, there are two types of glass available: OEM and aftermarket glass. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer and is the same quality glass that would have been installed when your vehicle was new. It even has the vehicle brand logo. Generally, insurance companies will only pay for OEM glass if the vehicle is less than 2 years old and still has a full coverage policy.
At Cornerstone Auto Glass, we buy directly from 3 suppliers through exclusive or semi-exclusive purchase agreements. Each is an OEM producer and has the quality standards that prove it. We can offer you the same windshields from the same production lines, giving you OEM quality without the price. An original windshield will be identical to the original factory-installed windshield that came with your car when it was new.
These windshields may not necessarily be manufactured by the company that manufactured the windshield originally installed in your car, but they are almost identical in almost every way.Aftermarket automotive glass is made by the same companies that make OEMs, but the logo on the glass is that of the glass manufacturer, not that of the automaker. It is important to note that these windshields are also certified by the Department of Transportation, so you can be sure of their safety. Windshield installation professionals say the only difference is that a dealer's glass is marketed and sold under the brand name of the windshield installer or auto repair.At Cornerstone Auto Glass, we take extra steps to ensure our customers get only the highest quality installations possible. We thoroughly inspect new glass for potential defects prior to installation and all our installations are regulated by AGRSS (Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards).So, is there a difference between OEM and OEE car glass besides price? Although there may be some slight variations, the general answer is that there are no major differences.
Both types of glass meet safety standards and are regulated by AGRSS.