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According to Glass.com, you should replace your windshield when: The crack or chip is deep enough that it went more than halfway into the windshield. The crack or chip extends to the outside edge of the windshield.
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What is a OEM windshield?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.

Can you repair a crack in a windshield?

Whether it's two or 10 inches long, or somewhere in between, a crack has always been a primary reason to get a windshield replaced. Cracks, both short and long, can be repaired by filling the damage with a special resin.

How much does a new windscreen cost Australia?

How much does a car windscreen replacement cost? Depending on if you have windscreen replacement insurance, you can expect to pay anywhere from $250 to $1,000 to replace your windscreen in Australia.

Does Safelite use OEM?

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.

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Does Safelite use OEM parts?

Our windshield replacement service uses OEM or OEE glass and an industry-leading one-hour drive-away time adhesive for a fast, safe result.

What is Safelite rain defense?

Safelite AutoGlass – Rain Defense is our windshield secret weapon. Just one application to your glass provides better visibility, reduces windshield glare, and lasts up to six months. Add it to your service today!

What is rain defense treatment on a windshield?

Windshield water repellent is a chemical that coats your windshield and fills in the microscopic holes and gaps in the windshield glass that would normally help grip water on the windshield as it rains. When water does not have the gaps to create friction for them, it just beads up and slides off.

What happens if you dont fix a cracked windshield?

Damaged Windshields are Not Safe
If the glass has cracks, chips, or missing pieces, then the odds are against you that the entire windshield will stay intact in a collision. Your best bet is to fix the windshield imperfections as they happen, and restore windshield's stability.

Can you fix a cracked windshield without replacing it?

A repair is a cost-effective solution to keep the crack or chip from spreading while hiding the original damage. The industry standard is that if a windshield crack can be covered with a dollar bill, or measures less than 3 inches, it's possible to simply repair the windshield without having to replace it entirely.

How do I know if my windshield is OEM?

OEM auto glass will likely be stamped with the carmaker's brand name and logo. As for aftermarket or OEE auto glass, you need to tell your customers that: Aftermarket or OEE glass manufacturers are not licensed by car companies to fabricate windshields for their car models.

Are Safelite windshields as good as OEM?

The Safelite glass quality is generally satisfactory, though. When it comes to OEM glass vs Safelite, you have better assurance of almost par Safelite windshield quality with the original glass, but not necessarily at 100%. Nonetheless, they offer a lifetime warranty for added assurance.

How big can a crack be in windshield to repair it?

Windshield repair technology is a rapidly advancing industry, so the ability to repair large chips or cracks changes often and can vary depending on the repair company. Generally speaking, chips smaller than a quarter, and cracks up to three inches long can be easily repaired.

What to do if you have a crack in your windshield?

The general rule is that any crack that's smaller than a dollar bill can be repaired. Chips, on the other hand, need to be under two inches wide and not more than about an inch deep to repair. Larger damage, such as a crack spanning the length of the windshield, will likely require you to replace the entire windshield.

Can you drive with a cracked windscreen Australia?

Is it illegal to drive with a cracked windscreen in Australia? It's illegal to drive with a cracked windscreen if the crack affects a driver's ability to see the road, or makes the windscreen unsafe.

Does Safelite use manufacture glass?

Safelite buys its glass from the largest and most sophisticated glass manufacturers in the world; companies that work directly with and supply to the vehicle manufacturers.

Is Safelite glass same as OEM?

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.

Is rain defense from Safelite worth it?

While the cost is not covered by insurance, recommending this inexpensive product reinforces your role of protecting your policyholders. Plus, it's already getting rave reviews in pilot markets. Customers have been so satisfied with Safelite AutoGlass Rain Defense that we've seen NPS scores increase by two points.

Is Safelite rain Defence worth it?

When driving in the weather, the result was good. The rain and sleet beaded well and, if I didn't want to, I didn't have to use my wipers much. I will say, however, that the price tag is a bit steep. While I like this product and I appreciate that it lasts for six months, I am not sure the price tag is worth it.

How long can a windshield crack be?

Cracks between 6 inches and a foot in length have the potential to be repaired. Cracks longer than a foot necessitate a full replacement. How Long is Too Long to Drive with a Cracked Windshield? There is no set amount of time to safely drive with a cracked windshield.

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