When it comes to replacing a cracked windshield, there are two main types of glass available: OEM and aftermarket. But what is the difference between these two grades of automotive glass?OEM glass stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer and is the same type of glass that came with your vehicle when it was first manufactured. This type of glass is subject to government regulations and standards, so the difference between OEM and aftermarket windshields is minimal. However, it is important to read the fine print of any contract you sign, as automotive glass may not always be included. Dealer glass is purchased directly from the car dealer authorized by the vehicle manufacturer to perform maintenance on your vehicle.
At Cornerstone Auto Glass, we meet all government requirements for windshields and also inspect new glass for defects prior to installation. Aftermarket automotive glass is suitable for replacing OEM windshields and often costs less. It is manufactured to the exact specifications provided by the car manufacturer, ensuring that the windshields and side windows fit the vehicle perfectly. However, if another company manufactures the same part to sell to automotive glass wholesalers and replacement stores, it is not an OEM part. When it comes to windshield installation, customers should be aware that quotes may not include all necessary add-ons or customizations. To ensure you get the best quality installation possible, make sure you are working with a reputable automotive glass company.