The OEM vs. Aftermarket Windshield Debate

Question Regarding OEM vs. Aftermarket Glass Dear Glass Detective, My 2014 BMW X3 with HUD and rain sensor got chip from highway stone impact. My insurance company seemed to indicate 3 levels of windshield glass. OE, OEM, and after market. Two suppliers have given me different information. I pay for 0 dollar deductible, and think […]

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The Case of the Aftermarket Quality Windshield

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the aftermarket quality windshield, investigating windshields with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the impacts of an aftermarket installation. Find out more here!

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Why Does a Windshield Cost What it Does?

A question we often receive is “How much does it cost to replace a windshield?” Unfortunately,  there isn’t a clear answer because there are many variables that will affect the cost of a windshield. The easy answer is “about $300” which is the average cost that consumers pay to have their windshield replaced. The real […]

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What’s New in Vehicle Safety Features?

Safety is one of the most important—if not the most important—features you look for when buying a new vehicle. Fortunately, the automotive industry has made great strides and continues to develop enhancements and technologies that make vehicles safer every day. Glass is playing a big part in many of these developments. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems […]

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Take Three: A Trio of Ongoing Advancements in Auto Glass

“Technology” may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your vehicle’s windshield or sunroof. But there are plenty of exciting developments in auto glass that may shape the way you operate your car in the future. Glass.com breaks down three of them here. Read more!

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Cleveland Artist Turns Auto Glass Into Jewelry

After moving into an artists’ loft in Cleveland, Deanna’s car was broken into. Her neighbors told her it was a common occurrence in the area and that broken car glass can be found everywhere in the city. That’s when she decided to start collecting glass for art & jewelry. Learn more.

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Don’t Fall Victim to Windshield Repair Scams

It seems like scams are everywhere nowadays, especially on the internet. You probably think you’d be able to tell if someone was trying to scam you, but some scammers are pretty well practiced. They’re not always after your money directly. Some target your money indirectly by targeting your auto insurance provider through windshield repair scams, […]

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Automotive Glass Reaches New Heights

Auto manufacturers are all about integrative technology these days. From self-driving vehicles to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, giants in the auto industry are getting innovative, and fast. If you’ve found yourself asking, “What will they come up with next?” Well, the answer could be right out your window: interactive glass and power-generating solar panels.

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OEM vs. Aftermarket Windshield Glass: What You Need to Know

When your windshield cracks and you need a replacement, there are two types of auto glass available to you—OEM and aftermarket glass. Which of these options is best for you? Glass.com Operations Manager, Daniel Snow, talks with industry expert Bob Beranek OEM Auto Glass OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. OEM auto glass is fabricated […]

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Windshield Safety: How Safe is my Windshield?

Riding along the road on a normal day, drivers don’t typically worry about their windshield. But what happens if they are in a crash, the vehicle rolled over or even if the airbag deployed. Would that windshield stay in place? The answer is yes, it should. But there are many factors that affect windshield safety. […]

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