OEM vs. Generic Windshields: What You Need To Know

Generic Windshields

Let’s face it, some accidents are unavoidable no matter how prepared you think you are, and this is particularly the case of windshield accidents.

An unexpected rock on the pavement, a kid playing baseball in his yard, a car crash or even a robbery are all situations that can possibly lead to severe damage to your car’s windshield, and when these situations occur, there is just one thing that you can do to solve the issue: to get your windshield repair or replaced.

However, when it comes to windshields, there are a couple of options in the market to chose from, but before deciding to go for one type of windshield or another, we suggest you to do a little research to learn about the differences of materials and the benefits of each.

At Mobile Safe Glass, we have been providing auto glass replacement and car windshield repair services in Orange County since 1999, and because we care about your safety and your economy we’ve come up with a list of comparative features between OEM and generic windshields.

  1. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufactured

OEM windshields are identical to the factory installed windshield of your car when it was manufactured. Although OEM glass may be manufacture by a company other than the one that built your car, the glass is manufactured by your car maker’s very specific set of regulations, which results in high quality glass.

  1. Generic Glass is… not bad…

Although many things are said against generic windshields, they are not necessarily “bad”, however, the quality of the glass may be compromised during the manufacturing process because the companies who create them do not have a contract with the company who manufactured your car, which results in lower quality windshields which are more prone to damage, plus, safety is not really guaranteed.

  1. OEM glass = Perfect Fit

By using OEM glass you can rest assured that the glass you bought will fit perfectly on your car’s windshield. This type of equipment is made specifically for your car’s brand and model, so there is no question that it will be a perfect fit.

  1. Generic glass may have defects

As generic auto glass is manufactured by companies that have no contract with the auto makers, they have no commitment with quality, which sometimes doesn’t just affect the quality of the glass itself, but the fitting too, causing the glass to leak air or even water during rainy season!

These are only some of the aspects you need to take into account when choosing the type of glass to repair your windshield. At Mobile Safe Glass, we can provide you with OEM, Factory Equivalent or Generic type of glass for your auto glass repair or replacement.

If you’re looking for auto glass repair or auto glass replacement services in Orange County or Los Angeles, give us a call or text for a quick quote at (562) 965 9982. We are available 24/7 for your convenience!

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