How to Buy Auto Glass  

After a robbery or a car accident, you are thinking about how to get your car on the road and not on the quality of the glass. But for your car the wrong glass can be damaged on the way, breaking in a serious accident, warns Understanding the different types of auto glass and choose the best quality you can afford, since glass is primarily a safety function of your car.


Visit your car dealer to buy your auto glass that is certified for your car and have your car brand (i.e., Toyota and Ford) stamped on it. Car dealers lead auto glass that is certified as “OEM” original equipment manufactured, and specific to your type of car.

Call the local repair of cars and ask if they are carriers of “OEM” auto glass. Unlike glass by the dealer – that is specific brand – glass “OEM” of a repair car is certified for the same cut and thickness as the auto glass of your car, but does not carry brand identification. For example, Acura “OEM” auto glass not bear the logo of Acura, but will have the same measures, dye and so the crystal in your Acura dealer, so there will be no mismatch. Arrange for a car repair shop to install “OEM” auto glass, and then pay for the glass and work later.

Visits an auto glass shop to buy cheaper “OEE,” or original equipment equivalent glass, if you are on a budget, Glass “OEE” (sometimes called aftermarket glass) does not carry the same size, thickness, color and quality as the “OEM” glass and should be used only as a last resort.

Compare shops for calling various auto repair or auto glass distributors whether to buy “OEM” or glass “OEE” prices then buy a glass provider that offers a good price and timely installation to get your car up and running again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Check reputations auto repair shops before taking your car there for auto glass repair. Ask if technicians have worked in your make and model of car before, and ask neighbors or mechanical trust for recommendations from reputable companies.