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Are Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Windshields Better than Aftermarket Ones?

Driving with a broken windshield is unsafe for you and other drivers on the road, which is why it’s illegal in many states. If your windshield is broken, it’s time for you to get it replaced. When you get a windshield replacement, you’ll have a choice between two types, aftermarket windshields and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) windshields. If you can’t decide which one to choose, we can help you. A cracked car windshield

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Windshields

Any kind of auto glass, from car window glass to the windshield, is called OEM glass if it’s made by the manufacturers that made the car or it’s from the company whose glass was installed in your car when you first bought it. The OEM windshield has the same characteristics because it’s been designed according to that specific car’s model, specifications, size, shape, etc. OEM windshields are hard to find and cost more compared to aftermarket windshields.

Aftermarket Windshields

Any auto glass not made by the car manufacturer or a company in contract with a car manufacturer is considered aftermarket auto glass. A company under contract with any car manufacturer cannot openly sell aftermarket car glasses. Aftermarket windshields are much easier to find and cost less than OEM windshields. These windshields are the same size and shape but can vary in color, tint, thickness, durability, etc. Now that you know the differences between both windshields, here’s what can help you decide.

Insurance Coverage

Meet with your auto insurance provider and ask what’s covered under your insurance policy. If OEM and aftermarket glasses are covered, it’s best to go with OEM windshields.

Leasing Contracts

Your decision may also depend upon the leasing contract of your vehicle. Some leasing contracts bind you to get OEM replacements only. If that’s the case, you only have to stick with OEM glasses. Whichever windshield glass you choose, make sure to get the windshield installed by a professional only. Installing your windshield yourself can result in injuries and void your insurance or warranty for the glass. San Antonio Auto Glass offers professional windshield replacement services to the residents of Texas. Our team of technicians can replace a windshield in less than 30 minutes. Moreover, we also provide auto glass repair and replacement and mobile windshield repair services as well.   Get in touch with us now for further details about our services. #AutoGlassRepair #MobileAutoGlass #CarGlassRepair #WindshieldReplacement #AutoGlassService      
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