Types of Auto Glass - There are 3 Types of Auto Glass to ConsiderDealer, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), and Aftermarket
Types of Auto Glass Available - Dealer, OEM, & Aftermarket
Get the knowledge you need when trying to determine the different types of auto glass available for your vehicle. This page has been designed to give you a brief overview of the various types of glass available. You may also click here to review more details pertaining to the history and specifications of glass types. Use the quote form below for instant access to glass shops and pricing on your next auto glass replacement or windshield repair. After you've had time to review the different types of auto glass discussed on this page be sure to review the auto glass certifications to give yourself even more knowledge before talking with a local shop.
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Types of Auto Glass
Dealer Auto Glass
This is the auto glass that you purchase from an automobile dealership authorized by the vehicle manufacturer to service your car. This auto glass is from the same OEM distributor that manufactured your original auto glass and will generally have the make of the vehicle stamped on it.
OEM Auto Glass
OEM auto glass is made with the same specifications as dealer glass.
For example: OEM Ford windows are the same color, durability, thickness, size, and shape as the original windshields installed from the Ford manufacturer. Windows labeled "OEM" are virtually identical to dealer glass but each are from a different manufacturer. OEM auto glass will save you money over Dealer auto glass but offer the same safety and specs needed to maintain your car's structural integrity.
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Aftermarket Auto Glass
Aftermarket auto glass is made by companies that do not have the legal right to manufacture auto glass to the exact same specifications as OEM distributors due to licensing and copyright laws. Aftermarket auto glass is significantly cheaper than OEM or dealer glass. It's usually a different thickness than OEM glass and most dealers will not accept aftermarket glass when you return a leased vehicle because the glass differs so much from the original design.
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