Our windshield replacement service uses OEM or OEE glass and an industry-leading one-hour drive-away time adhesive for a fast, safe result.
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Are all windshields the same quality?OEM Windshields offer the benefit of being identical to the windshield that was installed when your vehicle was manufactured. OEM windshields are made by the same companies that manufactured your original windshield and will match the original windshields color, thickness, fit and shape.
Are Autoglass good to work for?
Good place to work.
I worked for Autoglass for nearly 11 years and during that time I would say that it is one of the best companies I have ever worked for. Lovely people and excellent benefits and beautiful location too. I would highly recommend it! I made some wonderful friends for life and life skills too.
How much do Safelite technicians make?
Safelite Autoglass, Inc Jobs by Hourly Rate
|Job Title:Auto Glass Technician||Range:$14 – $26||Average:$19|
|Automotive Glass Installer / Repairer||Range:$12 – $27||Average:$18|
|Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic||Range:$10 – $22||Average:$15|
|Customer Service Representative (CSR)||Range:$10 – $20||Average:$14|
Do Auto Windscreens use OEM?
Auto Windscreens only uses OEM windscreens on vehicles with ADAS and continues to pioneer the only UK solution that works exclusively with VMs for all recalibrations. It also creates a consistent and efficient journey for every customer, regardless of their vehicle make or model.
You can verify a genuine windshield or non-original auto glass by looking at the windscreen logo. Oftentimes, the original windscreen comes without a car logo. In this case, you can match your brand-new vehicle windscreen logo with your cracked glass.
one hourIn many cases, windshield repairs can be performed in 30 minutes or less. Windshield replacements will often take 60 minutes or less; however, we recommend that you do not drive the vehicle for at least one hour after service is completed.
30 to 60 minutesThe Time Required to Replace or Repair Your Windscreen
It will typically take 30 to 60 minutes to repair your windscreen after the damage has been assessed, depending on the damage. The process usually involves cleaning the crack thoroughly, filling it and curing it using a UV light.
So, does Safelite use OEM glass? In a sense, they buy their glass from the world's most sophisticated manufacturers – the same guys who supply the big car manufacturers. Safelite only deals in OEE parts.
Gorilla Glass Qualities
A stronger windshield translates to increased safety. This chemically strengthened glass isn't marketed as unbreakable or immune to scratches. But it does provide greater protection to keep projectiles out and passengers inside if there is an accident.
Extremely STRESSFUL place to work
A very stressful environment to work in. Technicians bonus earnings are always messed about with, making it impossible for them to hit. As a result, the salary here now is not worth it compared to the hours worked each week (6 days in a row some weeks).
basic urinary testWhat kind of drug test is it. Your basic urinary test or one that can uncover cleanse drinks and trace back from more than 30 days? Yes. There is a pre-employment drug screen.
You can't replace a windscreen, side or rear window in the rain without cover and, as 90% of the work we carry out is done at a location of the customer's choosing, the British weather can have an impact on our service.
Regardless of the windshield type, one of the easiest ways to figure out which windshield you have is to place a piece of white or yellow paper and tape it behind the writing on the bottom of the windshield from the inside of the car. Take a picture with your phone and text or email it to the auto glass shop.
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer – which would mean that an OEM Windshield would be from the same manufacturer that originally had their glass installed in your vehicle when it rolled off the assembly line. This glass holds the same safety standards as your vehicle did when it was brand new.
Keep your new windshield in good condition and ensure that it lasts as long as possible by following a few easy tips after installation.
- Wait to drive the vehicle.
- Leave a window cracked open.
- Keep the area inside and out of the car clear.
- Don't remove the retention tape.
- Avoid car washes and power washers.
Your windshield cannot be repaired in the rain. Your windshield should be completely dry to ensure that the resin can properly adhere to the crack or chip. However, this does not mean all hope is lost if it is raining. Most windshield repair shops have a garage or covered area where they can perform the repair.
Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) auto glass is made to the same standards, but by a different manufacturer. Our customers can choose OEM or OEE prior to service.
Sign #1: You can hear a dull 'whoosh' sound emanating from your car's windshield while you drive. It's the most common tell-tale sign, indicating that your windshield has not been correctly installed. You'll hear this sound in particular as you move over a speed bump, hit a pot hole or drive at high speeds.
Probably the easiest way to find the 17-digit number is to look at the dashboard on the driver's side of the window by standing outside your vehicle. Then, look at the corner of the dashboard where it meets your windshield and find the 17-digit VIN number.