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Choosing the Right Replacement Windshield for Your Car

Last updated 6 years ago

Car windshields are exposed to potential damage on a daily basis as rocks and debris fly up from the road.  At high speeds a small rock can chip, crack, or completely destroy your car windshield

While auto glass replacement can be very expensive, without proper windshield installation, your car will be unusable. 

When choosing windshield replacement, you will be able to pick from 3 auto glass options.  Check out the pros and cons of each below.

Dealer Glass – Dealer glass is the most expensive option.  This glass is the exact same windshield that was first put on the car, and it often carries the car brand logo printed on the corner of the auto glass.  If you are interested in keeping your car factory original, then you may want to go with this option—but be aware of the extra cost.

OEM Distributor Glass – Original equipment manufactured distributor auto glass replacements are of the same standard as dealer glass.  The auto glass is identical to the dealer glass but at a substantial discount.  The main difference will be that the glass is not from the dealer and does not hold a brand mark.  This is a great option if you want the same factory windshield but are looking for a savings on your windshield installation costs.

Aftermarket Glass – Aftermarket auto glass is manufactured by companies that are not legally allowed to create the same glass as the factory or OEM distributors.  The glass is similar but not a perfect fit to your car.  You might notice it is thicker or colored slightly differently.  It is usually the cheapest options but usually, not the best option.

If you are in need of a windshield replacement and are looking for a reliable, well priced auto glass shop, stop by Glass On The Move.  Contact us today for all your vehicle glass needs - 510-835-0761 or 925-689-9555.

 

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