High quality OEM replacement glass in Tyler & East Texas

What is OEM glass?

OEM auto glass is the highest quality auto glass available on the market

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. OEM glass is auto glass that is made by the same manufacturer as the glass used in new vehicles. This means that an OEM windshield is nearly the exact same as the windshield that was installed on your vehicle when it was brand new.


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What is the difference between OEM and aftermarket glass?

When you need replacement auto glass in Tyler or Smith County in East Texas, there are options you can choose from. Action Auto Glass wants you to be informed regarding these different types of glass, the main two being OEM Glass and Aftermarket Glass.

Aftermarket Glass

While OEM glass is made by the same manufacturers automakers use for their new vehicles, aftermarket glass is made by third party manufacturers. OEM windshields and auto glass are nearly identical to the glass installed in vehicles when they were originally built. While aftermarket windshields and auto glass may not be manufactured to the same standards as OEM glass, they will, however, meet or exceed minimum safety standards as set by the Department of Transportation.

How can I tell the difference between OEM and aftermarket glass?

Since aftermarket glass manufacturers don't strictly adhere to the same standards as OEM glass makers, some differences between the two types of glass exist with some being easier to identify than the others. Aftermarket auto glass may differ from OEM glass in terms of thickness, shape or color, however the main indicator that identifies OEM glass is the automaker's logo and brand name stamped on the glass; aftermarket glass will not have these markings.

Close up view of GM branding on OEM windshield

Is OEM glass better than aftermarket glass?

While there are differences between OEM and aftermarket glass, neither is better than the other in terms of safety. Both OEM and aftermarket glass meet or exceed all safety standards, and whether one is better than the other is dependent on other subjective standards and preferences.

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