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What Is OEM Glass?

Andy Mohr Collision Center Blog

Posted: January 4, 2019

Unless you plan to keep your car in your garage in the Plainfield, Bloomington, Indianapolis, or Fishers, Indiana, areas most of the time, you won’t be able to fully protect your windshield from cracks. If you’ve already discovered this and that tiny nick from an errant stone in your windshield has turned into a full crack, you should know that you have several options for fixing that glass in your vehicle. 

At Andy Mohr Collision Centers, we offer four different locations, so you’ll always find a collision center that is close by to get your auto glass replaced. When your windshield or other glass in your vehicle is damaged, we can help you get it repaired or replaced, whichever option best suits your needs. 

OEM vs Aftermarket Glass 

OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer, which means that the glass being fitted for your vehicle is created by the same manufacturer as your vehicle. It’ll be to the exact specifications of your current auto glass, both in thickness and design, so you’ll essentially be getting the same windshield put back in your vehicle if you require replacement. 

If you’ve noticed a crack in your windshield and our collision team members have determined that it requires replacement, you’ll have a second option as well. You could choose to have your windshield replaced using aftermarket glass. This glass will be manufactured using the same standards as OEM glass, but it often differs slightly. 

Advantages of OEM Glass

When replacing your windshield, you’ll likely be given the choice between OEM glass or aftermarket glass, but OEM glass emerges as the clear winner due to the many advantages it presents when compared with the alternative. These advantages include: 

  • More Precise Fit—OEM glass will be produced by the same company who constructed your current windshield, so it’ll be made to fit your car more precisely than aftermarket glass. A better fit means less chance for leaks or other issues. 
  • Less Noise—As you’re driving on the highway, you may notice that the thickness of your windshield helps reduce the sound of the road inside your car. Many people say that OEM glass helps quiet the outside sounds better than aftermarket glass. 
  • Clearer View—Many people believe aftermarket glass to be produced with less rigorous standards and as a result, it’s often considered to have a wavy appearance. OEM glass is made using the same tint, thickness, clarity, and color. 

Our Collision Centers

When your windshield gets damaged, you’ll have to have it replaced in order to drive with an unobstructed view and we’re here to help. You can bring your car into our collision center, and one of our qualified and highly trained collision technicians will be able to make the determination as to whether your auto glass needs to be replaced or simply repaired. 

We operate with a full staff of certified collision technicians who are able to fix your windshield and so much more. From transmission repair and engine service to frame fixes, we can assist you in correcting any automotive problem at one of our four convenient body shops

Schedule Your Estimate Today 

From the comfort of your own home, you’re able to schedule your auto estimate online on our website. Simply choose one of our collision center locations from the Indianapolis, Bloomington, Fishers, or Plainfield, IN, areas and get your car in to see us and get the fix it needs. At Andy Mohr Collision Centers, your OEM auto glass replacement will be completed by certified professionals in as little time as possible. 

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