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.
Who did Safelite buyout?
Two Giant Glass Repair Firms Become One as Belron Acquires Safelite. Belron S.A., a large vehicle glass repair and replacement company, has completed its acquisition of another, Safelite Group Inc. According to Dan Wilson, president and chief executive officer. f the new joint organization will be known as Belron US.Mar 5, 2007
What is Safelite net worth?
Safelite Group's annual revenues are over $500 million (see exact revenue data) and has over 1,000 employees. It is classified as operating in the Automotive Body, Paint, Interior & Glass Repair industry.
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!
Safelite is a subsidiary of Belron®. Safelite AutoGlass is the largest vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration company under one brand in the world.
COLUMBUS, OH – Safelite® Group is proud to announce Renee Cacchillo as its next President and CEO. Tom Feeney, who has been Safelite's CEO since 2008, will become Executive Chairman of Belron North America. Cacchillo and Feeney will assume their new roles as of December 6, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Safelite GroupSafelite Acquires TruRoad—owner of J.N. Phillips, TechnaGlass, Harmon and Strategic Claims. Safelite Group (Safelite), owner of Safelite AutoGlass, has acquired the combined businesses of TruRoad.
The company is composed of three major business operations that include: automotive glass fulfillment services, operating under the trade name Safelite AutoGlass. a wholesale business named Service AutoGlass. a claims-management services provider named Safelite Solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.