OEM Glass

OEM vs Aftermarket Auto Glass

Why do we recommend OEM and OEE-quality glass? The answer is clear: OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and OEE (Original Equipment Equivalent) glass is a better fit on almost all vehicles because it's up to the same specifications as the glass the manufacturers used when designing the automobile.

Most aftermarket glass has the same "block size" (the square dimensions of the piece of glass); however, with slightly different curvatures, contours, and other imperfections, the glass tends not to fit exactly as it should. (See example to the right.)

Using sub-standard glass in auto glass replacements can increase the chances for leaks, wind noise, and other issues. To avoid these headaches, it's best to insist on OEM-quality glass from reputable manufacturers and insist on Capital Auto Glass. Contact us.


Are OEM Auto Glass Replacements Worth The Money?

You've heard some compelling truths about the advantages of using OEM-quality auto glass in your replacements, still some people are skeptical, and others, just cheap. Sure you can find cheaper auto glass replacements out there that will look pretty nice when it's installed, but why risk it? Another great reason to insist on OEM-quality auto glass is that when you use OEM-quality glass, you're guaranteeing that the safety mechanisms in the vehicle can rely on the same quality glass as when it was run through the rigorous tests the manufacturer put it through during development. Don't settle for less; insist on the best!