FACTS

CHOOSING A WINDSHIELD COMPANY CAN BE A CONFUSING PROCESS . SO MUCH INFORMATION CAN BE OVERWHELMING. YOU WILL HEAR WORDS LIKE AFTERMARKET, OEE AND OEM. WHAT DO THESE TERMS MEAN? WE WILL BE BRIEF SO YOU CAN MAKE AN EDUCATED CHOICE. READ BELOW FOR OUR QUICK EDUCATIONAL GUIDE.

WHAT IS OEE  ” ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT EQUIVALENT” ?  SAME BRAND OF GLASS OR ORIGIN MINUS MANUFACTURES LOGO.

WHAT IS OEM OR DEALER GLASS? THE BRAND OF GLASS YOUR CAR CAME WITH PLUS THE LOGO.

WHAT IS AFTERMARKET ? TECHNICALLY SPEAKING MOST WINDSHIELDS ARE AFTERMARKET SINCE CAR MAKERS DO NOT MANUFACTURER WINDSHIELDS. BUT IN OUR INDUSTRY SOME BRANDS DO EXISTS THAT DON’T COMPLY WITH MANUFACTURES SPECIFICATIONS BUT DO MEET FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS (FMVSS)

DOES THE GLUE WE USE ON WINDSHIELD INSTALLATION MATTER? YES , GLASS REPLACEMENT ADHESIVES MUST MEET STANDARDS LIKE FMVSS208/212 WHICH DEFINES PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION AND WINDSHIELD MOUNTING. OEMs ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN SPECIFICATIONS RELATED TO SAFE DRIVE-AWAY TIME , MODULES, ANTENNA SUITABILITY AND MORE.

ALL VALLEY AUTO GLASS USES OEE AND OEM AND SOME AFTERMARKET GLASS. BRANDS WE USE ARE CARLITE, MOPAR, AP-TECH, SEKURIT, PILKINGTON,PGW, AUTO-TEMP, GUARDIAN AND OTHER OEM OR OEE BRANDS.

ALL VALLEY AUTO GLASS ONLY INSIST ON USING THE BEST URETHANE BRAND SIKA ” SIKATACK MACK 60 SERIES” THIS NEW PRODUCT ADVANCEMENT RESULTS IN SUPERIOR HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS, CONSISTENCY IN PERFORMANCE AND SHORT SAFE-DRIVE-AWAY-TIMES(SDAT)