Why Choose an OEM Windshield for Your Window Replacement
Posted in Windshield Replacement, on August 10, 2021
No matter how good of a driver you are, auto glass repair is often inevitable. You can do everything right and still end up with a large crack that leaves you looking for a new windshield. When you come to MRM Auto Glass, for windshield replacement in Newmarket you can choose from OEM or Aftermarket glass replacement for your broken, chipped, or cracked auto glass. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable technicians will always provide you with high quality materials.
OEM windshields are available at MRM, and they’re a fantastic choice for the quality and safety of your vehicle. Here’s what you should know about OEM windshields ahead of your auto glass repair.
OEM Windshields: What Are They?
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) windshields are of the highest quality and follow all car manufacturer safety standards. The most significant benefit of OEM windshields is that they’re perfectly identical to the windshield that was installed when your vehicle was manufactured, from thickness, fit, and shape — everything is exactly the same.
When a new windshield matches your original one, it means that there won’t be any structural vulnerabilities to your car following installation. OEM windshields will have lower residual stress due to the exact fit, and result in fewer cracks and distortions. With OEM windshield replacement in Newmarket, everything in your vehicle will be connected in perfect harmony.
Although OEM windshields can be more expensive than aftermarket windshields, the quality is worth the money. Some insurance companies today will even pay for OEM glass if the car is only a couple of years old, and more so, some vehicle models even require OEM windshields.
OEM vs. OEE vs. Aftermarket
There are three main types of windshield replacements: OEM, OEE, and Aftermarket. OEE and OEM windshields are very similar, down to the features and price tag. The only difference is that OEE replacement parts don’t have the logo of the original manufacturer, whereas OEM does. If you want to ensure that everything on your car is uniform, and want to retain the value of it, OEM windshields offer that benefit.
On the other hand, Aftermarket glass windshields are replicas of OEM equipment by glass companies, separate from the original automakers. Sometimes installing aftermarket equipment for your auto glass repair can mean less accuracy in the make of the replacement glass. While there is potential for there to be some variations in the thickness, durability, and UV protection, the fit and shape will be the same.
OEM windshields are typically manufactured in limited quantities, making them an exclusive find. Here at MRM, we have OEM windshields available, and will provide you with OEM glass for your windshield repair whenever available.
At MRM, we carefully choose all of our repair equipment and replacement glass to ensure they meet the highest safety and quality standards for windshield repair in Newmarket. Whether you choose OEM or Aftermarket auto glass for your windshield replacement in Newmarket, you can be confident that your windshield will perform.
Choose MRM Auto Glass Repair to maintain the value and quality of your car. Call us today to book your auto glass repair.