How do I know if my windshield is original?

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.
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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.

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.

Is VIN number on windshield?

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.

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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.

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 do you tell if windshield has been replaced?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How long does it take to calibrate a windshield?

about 30 to 45 minutesIn general, the calibration process takes about 30 to 45 minutes and is completed at the same time as your window replacement.

How long does it take for a new windshield to dry?

Windshield replacement typically takes about an hour for installation. During the installation the technician uses a urethane adhesive to seal the windshield into place. The adhesive must be allowed to dry for at least one hour before you can drive away. After an hour the windshield can handle normal driving.

What are the two stickers on the windshield in PA?

If you live in PA, you should be familiar with those two stickers on the bottom left corner on the windshield. The Stickers signify that the vehicle has passed the Pennsylvania Safety Inspection and Emission Test.

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