There's auto glass, and then there's auto glass!
When you need to have a replacement windshield there are many things you need to consider. You will want to make sure that the glass installed will be the safest for your particular vehicle make and model. The work should be done with a reputable company that has highly trained auto glass replacement technicians whose main job is to make sure that the best materials are used to install and secure your new windshield. At Troy Auto Glass, we have the right equipment, the newest or most appropriate adhesives, and people who know how to do the job right.
Two Types of Auto Glass
There are two types of auto glass available today. One type is Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) auto glass. This type of auto glass is made by the same manufacturer that made the original glass for your vehicle make and model. That means, you should be getting an almost identical windshield as the factory auto glass your vehicle came with when it rolled off the assembly line. This is very important, because you can have peace of mind that your replacement glass is made to the exact specifications of your vehicles manufacturer, which is a great safety feature.
The second type of auto glass is Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE), or aftermarket auto glass, which is manufactured by a company other than the original equipment manufacturer. Aftermarket auto glass may not necessarily be the best fit for your vehicle, because independent manufacturers cannot legally match the exact specifications as the original manufacturer. So, as a result, OEE glass is cheaper.
Since OEM is obviously the best, you should seriously consider making this your choice. Some insurance companies will pay for OEM glass if your car is two years old or less. Other insurance companies will only pay for OEE glass. You can still get the OEM installed, but you will have to pay the difference. For safety reasons, it will be worth your while to pay the difference, because the replacement auto glass is made to the specific standards for your vehicle. Your personal safety and the safety of those in your vehicle should be a primary consideration. This is worth any difference in price.
At Troy Auto Glass, we use OEM auto glass installed by a qualified installer who meets the standards specified by the American National Standards Institute (AGRSS). You can be confident that the installation is done right, because AGRSS standards are made with your safety in mind. You can drive away knowing that you made the best choice for yourself and your family.