Quality Auto Glass Keeps You Safe

Many consumers simply look at all auto glass as being about the same. However, much like many other replacement parts, the vehicle manufacturers design their vehicles with particular glass in mind, glass referred to as OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) quality glass. OEM and OEE (Original Equipment Equivalent) glass is manufactured specifically to meet the vehicle manufacturers' specifications. Comparatively speaking, cheaper aftermarket glass for a particular vehicle may "fit", but has a higher risk of causing problems down the road.

Differences Between OEM/OEE And Generic Aftermarket Glass

Auto Glass (and windshields) are measured in "block size" - a basic "L x W" measuring system. The problem is that in almost every modern vehicle, the glass used is a curved, dimensional piece that can't be accurately measured in this fashion. While cheap aftermarket glass may have the same dimensions as an OEM or OEE piece of glass (allowing it to be installed), the glass will not match up perfectly which causes additional parts to be required in the installation and even increases the risk of leaks surfacing down the road. See the image below which illustrates the difference between OEM/OEE and aftermarket glass:

OEM Auto Glass

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