Original OEM Glass

We use OEM glass when replacing your windshield so you receive the best quality possible. OEM glass is as good or better then the original glass that was in your vehicle to begin with. You pay a lot for car insurance so why not make sure you receive the best possible glass. Your windshield is a vital part of the structural integrity of your vehicle. Make sure you choose a quality brand of glass. Your life could depend on it.

What is the difference between dealer/factory glass, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers), and aftermarket glass?

Dealer glass you buy from the dealership only. It is usually marked up 2 or 3 times the price of an OEM windshield. Many OEM auto glass manufacturers produce the glass for the automobile makers. An OEM auto glass manufacturer such as LOF/Pilkington, PPG, Mopar, Carlite, and Guardian may hold the original windshield template for the automobile producer. This means that the template used for manufacturing the windshield would fit perfectly. These auto glass OEM manufacturers will also use the "same original" template to make windshields for the public with their "own" insignia (Pilkington, Carlite, PPG, PGW, Guardian, Mopar). Dealer insignia glass can only be sold from the dealership. So this means the windshield is the same quality with a different insignia.

Now an aftermarket piece of glass is a windshield that is manufactured to the exact manufacturer guidelines (same color, thickness) without the "original" factory template. The template specifications are recreated using a factory windshield through reverse engineering. This means that the template is recreated by the measurements of the windshield and not by the original template that the dealer manufacturer supplied. This method is cheaper and not always accurate. Aftermarket generic windshields sometimes do not fit right and can leak or have bad distortions in the glass.

The following are just some of the OEM auto glass manufacturers that we work with:

* Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG)

* Pilkington

* Pittsburgh Glass Works(PGW)

* Carlite

* Safeguard/Mopar

* Asahi

* AP Tech

* Triplex

* Sekurit

* Sicursiv

* Scanex

* Crinamex

* Guardian

Please contact us at 512-692-7672.

Oem Auto Glass Austin Windshield Repair