|Frequently Asked Questions|
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|Tuesday, 30 March 2010 17:00|
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Auto Glass FAQ's
Do you offer a guarantee on your work?
How is a automobile windshield manufactured?
Tip: The urethane adhesive is the single most important component in any windshield replacement. If you do not choose Jeff’s Auto Glass for your windshield repair, be sure to check with your chosen auto glass replacement company on their "windshield adhesive choice". You want to be sure that the auto glass replacement company is using a adhesive product that is made for windshield replacements. Also, we recommend that you check the manufacturers' recommended safe drive away time guidelines.
What is the difference between dealer/factory glass, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers), and aftermarket glass?
Many OEM auto glass manufacturers produce the glass for the automobile makers. Therefore, an OEM auto glass manufacturer such as Pilkington, PPG, Mopar, Carlite, and Guardian may hold the original windshield template for the automobile producer. This means that the template used for manufacturing the windshield are too the exact "original" specifications. The OEM auto glass manufacturer produces these windshields for the auto producer with the dealer insignia (GMC, Nissan, Ford, Toyota, Chevy, Dodge) in the bottom corner and send them back to the car dealer for resale. These auto glass OEM manufacturers will also use the "same original" template to resale to the public with their "own" insignia (Pilkington, PPG, Guardian, Mopar, Carlite). Most OEM auto glass manufacturers cannot resale the windshield back to the public with the “dealer” insignia. Therefore, the windshield could be the "same" original template manufactured part with a different insignia.
Now an aftermarket glass is a windshield that is manufactured to the exact manufacturer guidelines (same color, thickness) without the "original" factory template. The template specifications are recreated using a factory windshield through the means of reverse engineering. This means that the template is recreated by the measurements of the windshield and not by the original template that the dealer manufactured supplied. With today’s technology, this method has very accurate results and the strength and thickness of the glass is regulated by FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards).
Can you replace or repair my auto glass without me being present?
|Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:56|