Just for the record, many non-OEM parts are every bit as good as an OEM part. … This stands for “Original Equipment Equivalent”. This term makes some sense to me but then it becomes a question of “equivalent” to what standard.
What is the best replacement windshield brand?
The companies that offer OEM windshields also offer the dealer windshields, with the top three manufacturers again being PPG, AP Tech, and Pikington.
Is there different quality of windshields?
The only difference is that it’s not manufactured by the original company and is usually unbranded. Otherwise, the glass quality (in terms of material composition, thickness, and features) is the same.
How do I know if my windshield is OEM?
OEM Auto Glass
The lowest bidder is given the contract to make the windshield and is licensed to stamp the glass with the automakers’ name and logo – this is done to let consumers know they have original equipment manufactured auto glass.
Is Safelite reputable?
Safelite AutoGlass Reviews and Ratings
Safelite has a strong reputation in the industry with an A+ rating from the BBB based on transparency of company practices and customer complaints.
Is OEM better than aftermarket?
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts match those that came with your car, and are of the same quality as its original parts. They’re also the most expensive. Aftermarket parts are cheaper, and made by other manufacturers — often several, giving you more options.
Do you tip a Safelite repair person?
There are no rules on how much you should tip the window contractor, though typically the tip is less than 20% of the total job cost. Apart from cash, you can also provide gratuity in the form of gift cards or food and drink. Does Safelite charge more to come to you? Option 1 – Your existing windshield can be repaired.
Does USAA pay for OEM windshields?
Yes, USAA will pay for windshield replacement or repair services for customers who have comprehensive coverage. USAA waives the comprehensive deductible for windshield repairs, though customers will still need to pay their deductible for full replacement unless their policy or state law says otherwise.
Does State Farm cover OEM windshield?
Yes, State Farm will pay for windshield replacement or repair services for customers who have comprehensive coverage, though a deductible will apply unless state laws or policy details say otherwise. Comprehensive insurance from State Farm covers windshields damaged by weather, vandalism and theft, among other things.
Does Speedy glass use OEM windshields?
ENVIRONMENT, CERTIFIED PRODUCTS AND SAFETY STANDARDS
The replacement glass we use is of first grade quality and comes only from original equipment manufacturers (OEM).