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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.

Should I repair or replace windshield?

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.

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.

Which type of glass is used in car front windshield?

laminated safety glassModern windshields are generally made of laminated safety glass, a type of treated glass, which consists of, typically, two curved sheets of glass with a plastic layer laminated between them for safety, and bonded into the window frame.

Related Questions

What is the front glass of a car called?

Front Windshield
The first piece of glass that you encounter on most vehicles is its windshield. Also known as a windscreen on European cars. The windshield plays a critical role in supporting the structure of the car and protecting the driver and passengers.
24 Oct 2018

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.

How do I know if my windshield is OEM?

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.

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.

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.
25 Sept 2017

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.

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.

What are the different types of windshield glass?

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

Which type of glass is used to make car window?

Glass Throughout the Car
Auto glass is either tempered or laminated. The glass usually used for the rear window and the front and rear door windows are made from tempered glass while the windshield is made from laminated glass.

What is front windshield glass?

The windshield for cars is typically made of laminated glass or safety glass. Laminated glass is a sandwich of two panes of glass with a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer in between which is then bonded together to form a single uniform piece for windshield safety.

What is front glass?

* The Glass Panel or The Front Glass (Top Layer) – This is the top glass layer in the front, which you can touch and feel. The display is the visual component underneath the glass that displays the image on the screen.

Does Safelite use OEM Windows?

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.

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.19 Aug 2019

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.23 Jul 2018

How long does it take for a crack in a windshield to spread?

Changes in Temperature
When this happens, your windshield's structure tends to shift, thus weakening the corner of each crack or chip. In one day, these cracks will start spreading on a microscopic level. Within a few days, you will see marked differences in the crack with the naked eye.
12 Oct 2021

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