How do I know if my windshield is factory?

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.
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Do windshields have serial numbers?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.

How do I know what kind of windshield I have?

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.

Does Safelite use OEM glass?

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.

What kind of glass does my car have?

To figure out what kind of glass is in the side window of your car, you can look in the bottom corner. There may be a label that says "tempered" or "laminated." If not, roll down the window and look at it from a bird's-eye view. If it's smooth and looks like one piece, it's tempered.

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Are aftermarket windshields good?

Yes, aftermarket windshields can be as good as OEM. There are expert glass fabricators and manufacturers that produce windshields with the same quality as the OEM windscreen that came with your vehicle.

How do I know if my windshield is original?

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.

How long does it take a windshield to cure?

Most companies will have a standard drive-away time that is anywhere from 30 to 75 minutes. But some windshield replacements can take up to 24 hours to dry.

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.

Does Safelite make their own glass?

Safelite® Glass Corp. is a U.S. manufacturer of replacement windshields. It operates a manufacturing facility in Enfield, N.C. as well as two distribution centers located in Ontario, Calif. manufacturing and distribution facilities are ISO-9001 certified.

How do I find my VIN number?

Inside the Vehicle

  1. On the driver's side dashboard – stand outside the vehicle and look at the corner where the dashboard meets the windshield.
  2. In the driver's side door or door jamb – the VIN is usually printed on a sticker in that location.

How do I know if my car has tempered glass?

To find out whether your car has tempered or laminated side windows, read the label in the bottom corner the window, or check directly with the manufacturer. Make sure to check every window, as it's common for at least one side window to be made from breakable tempered glass.

What are the 4 types of glass?

A guide to the 4 main glass types

  • Annealed Glass. Annealed glass is a basic product formed from the annealing stage of the float process.
  • Heat Strengthened Glass. Heat Strengthened Glass is semi tempered or semi toughened glass.
  • Tempered or Toughened Glass.
  • Laminated Glass.

What is an aftermarket windshield?

Aftermarket windshields are created by glass companies that have no affiliation with the original cark-makers. These windshields are designed to fit the size and proportions of your car but can vary in thickness, color, and UV protection.

Are there different quality windshields?

There are three types of windshield glass that can be used on your vehicle; dealer glass, aftermarket glass, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) glass.

Is OEM windshield necessary?

Many car manufacturers recommend using OEM windshields, as these are compatible with the new technologies. However, be prepared for possible out-of-pocket expenses, as insurance companies prefer to pay for less expensive aftermarket parts.

How long should you sit after replacing windshield?

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.

What if it rains after windshield replacement?

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.

What do the stickers on my windshield mean?

If you are asking about the sticker you have to pay for every year, it is just a traceable serial number which ties the license plate on the car to the owner, and verifies that the registration fee was paid. The color changes every year so that it is visible to law enforcement that your car's registration is current.

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.

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