|05/21/2013 02:40||21703||2012||Honda||Civic 4 Door Sedan||Windshield||$363.15 - $413.36|
|05/21/2013 02:34||28601||2006||Kia||Sorento||Vent Glass Rear Driver-Side||$246.97 - $271.46|
|05/21/2013 02:11||52722||2008||Ford||Focus 4 Door Sedan||Windshield||$340.75 - $365.24|
|05/21/2013 01:26||60661||2009||Infiniti||G37 2 Door Coupe||Back Glass||$456.84 - $467.75|
|05/21/2013 01:11||28210||2007||Ford||Taurus 4 Door Sedan||Windshield||$187.15 - $220.40|
|05/21/2013 01:09||27616||2007||Ford||Taurus 4 Door Sedan||Windshield||$187.15 - $220.40|
|05/21/2013 00:55||66210||2011||Honda||Civic 4 Door Sedan||Back Glass||$385.21 - $431.87|
|05/21/2013 00:32||77095||1998||Ford||Mustang 2 Door Coupe||Windshield||$171.16 - $202.37|
|05/21/2013 00:31||30021||2012||Toyota||Tacoma 4 Door Crew Cab||Back Glass Slider||$817.37 - $892.41|
|05/21/2013 00:22||67235||2011||Chevrolet||Cruze||Windshield||$382.87 - $407.36|
|05/21/2013 00:17||10956||2008||Jeep||Patriot||Windshield||$283.32 - $307.81|
|05/21/2013 00:17||28211||2003||Infiniti||FX45||Windshield||$183.14 - $216.39|
|05/21/2013 00:15||97128||1994||Honda||Accord 4 Door Sedan||Windshield||$257.40 - $281.89|
|05/21/2013 00:14||85364||2012||Toyota||Tundra 4 Door Extended Cab||Windshield||$232.99 - $277.21|
|05/21/2013 00:11||38109||2007||Dodge||Nitro||Windshield||$270.56 - $295.05|
|05/21/2013 00:10||38109||2007||Dodge||Nitro||Windshield||$270.56 - $295.05|
|05/21/2013 00:09||83646||2003||Ford||Ranger 2 Door Standard Cab||Windshield||$251.41 - $275.90|
|05/21/2013 00:03||77015||1997||Mercedes-Benz||S600 2 Door Coupe||*I Can't Find My Part||Pricing - N/A|
|05/21/2013 00:01||98370||2000||Honda||Civic 2 Door Coupe||Windshield||$297.23 - $321.72|
|05/20/2013 23:59||73153||2006||Toyota||Corolla 4 Door Sedan||Windshield||$256.52 - $281.01|
|05/20/2013 23:56||93030||2008||Chevrolet||Silverado C1500 2 Door Standard Cab||Windshield||$223.85 - $248.85|
|05/20/2013 23:54||78729||2009||Subaru||OutBack 4 Door Station Wagon||Windshield Heated||$192.74 - $208.93|
|05/20/2013 23:46||78729||2009||Subaru||OutBack 4 Door Station Wagon||Windshield Heated||$192.74 - $208.93|
|05/20/2013 23:45||75104||1975||Chevrolet||Nova 2 Door Hatchback||Windshield||$237.43 - $284.17|
|05/20/2013 23:41||60641||2002||Chevrolet||S10 Blazer 4 Door||Door Glass Front Driver-Side||$188.07 - $232.86|
|05/20/2013 23:39||91367||2006||Mercedes-Benz||E350 4 Door Sedan||Windshield||$467.33 - $514.06|
|05/20/2013 23:39||92530||2000||Chevrolet||Malibu 4 Door Sedan||Windshield||$230.52 - $255.52|
|05/20/2013 23:33||78759||2006||Mazda||MPV||Windshield||$177.25 - $193.44|
|05/20/2013 23:32||85048||2013||Ford||Mustang 2 Door Coupe||Windshield With Mustang Logo||$300.93 - $328.56|
|05/20/2013 23:32||78759||2006||Mazda||MPV||Windshield||$177.25 - $193.44|
Why does my glass cost so much?
What causes glass prices to be higher or lower; location, age, supply & demand, aftermarket, options
How to save money on your next windshield replacement
In this section we'll discuss each auto glass part and accessory in detail. From OEM windshields to aftermarket moldings we educate you on every part! The first lesson is that every part is equally important to a successful repair or replacement. Why install a new piece of glass and use a shoddy aftermarket molding? What's the use in paying for a premium aftermarket windshield and securing it with the cheapest urethane on the market? Let's begin with the most overlooked part of almost every auto glass replacement; the glue or sealant which is also known as urethane.
Urethane is easily the most important overlooked part of any auto glass replacement. These days every passenger vehicle windshield must be secured to the frame of the automobile with urethane. Much like a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the same is true for auto glass. Your windshield is made of high grade materials and designed to help keep the driver and passengers safe by keeping the roof from collapsing during a roll over. However, with cheap aftermarket urethane or an installation where an insufficient amount of urethane is used, your windshield won't be able to do its job. Securing the glass to the body of the vehicle is of supreme importance. A lessor, albeit more noticeable, result of substandard urethane or an inadequate amount of urethane is leaks, wind noise, and stress fractures. Yes, your glass can mysteriously break at some point in the future when the body of the vehicle shifts and the improperly set windshield stresses. Lesson learned, use the proper amount of high quality urethane.
Let's discuss parts and quality and how it affects your vehicle. The first thing to mention is that auto glass parts are grouped into two or possibly three groups; OEM and Aftermarket (aftermarket premium and aftermarket generic). The question is what is the difference between these parts and which one should you choose? First, you must understand that windshields and auto glass aren't just a piece of glass anymore. With heads-up displays, heating, rain sensors, antennas, blue-tooth, and much more, glass is often times a rather intricate mechanical part. Keeping this in mind let's discuss the highest quality part available for your vehicle, the Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM is the company who secured the contract to provide a part or parts for a particular vehicle model line during production and often times for decades after. In the auto glass industry this would be OGM or Original Glass Manufacturer, but it is still commonly referred to as OEM Glass. Governmental standards and car manufacturer quality controls are extremely high for every part of newly produced vehicles. This is not the case for aftermarket parts produced by other companies to be used on your vehicle. This is why OEM replacement glass is guaranteed to be of the highest quality available. The first difference most consumers will notice between aftermarket and OEM replacement glass is price. In most cases the OEM part will be three times greater than the aftermarket version. If you have a new or luxury vehicle it is definitely recommended to use an OEM Glass replacement part. However, finding an OEM replacement part can, at times, be rather difficult. Not all auto glass suppliers provide OEM replacement parts, and not all OEM replacement parts are available outside the dealer. As a matter of fact many OEM replacement parts can only be purchased from the dealer. If you want to request an OEM replacement part from your auto glass retailer just ask, but first you should know the name of the OEM Glass manufacturer. Go out to your vehicle and look at any piece of glass at the lower right side of the part. You should see a stamp from the manufacturer and if not look at the right side just look at the bottom left. Every auto glass part on your vehicle will have the same stamp, unless it has been replaced with an aftermarket part. If you are unable to locate the stamp or figure out the company take a look at our comprehensive OEM Glass list by make below:
|Auto Glass Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM Auto Glass Companies)|
|Acura - AP Tech||Honda - PPG/Pilkington||MINI - Saint Gobain Sekurit|
|Audi - Guardian-Solivar||Hummer - LOF (Operates under Pilkington)||Mitsubishi - AP Tech|
|BMW - Saint Gobain Sekurit||Hyundai - Fuyao||Nissan - Carlite/Saint Gobain Sekurit|
|Buick - AP Tech||Infiniti - Templex/TP Central||Oldsmobile - LOF (Operates under Pilkington)|
|Cadillac - LOF (Operates under Pilkington)||Isuzu - Crinamex||Plymouth - Mopar|
|Chevrolet - LOF (Operates under Pilkington)||Jaguar - Carlite||Pontiac - PPG/PGW|
|Chrysler - Mopar||Jeep - Mopar||Porsche - LOF (Operates under Pilkington)|
|Daewoo - LOF (Operates under Pilkington)||Kia - Korea AutoGlass & Carlite||Saab - Saint Gobain Sekurit|
|Dodge - Mopar||Land Rover - Pilkington||Saturn - Saint Gobain Sekurit|
|Eagle - Mopar||Lexus - AGC Automotive||Scion - Nippon Safety|
|Fiat - Mopar||Lincoln - Carlite||Smart - Smart Siplintex|
|Ford - Carlite||Mazda - Nippon Safety||Subaru - United LN|
|Geo - Crinamex||Mercedez-Benz - Saint Gobain Sekurit||Suzuki - AGC|
|GMC - LOF (Operates under Pilkington)||Mercury - Carlite||Toyota - AP Tech|
|Volkswagen - PPG/PGW||Volvo - PPG/PGW|
If you can't find, can't afford, or don't want the OEM replacement glass for your vehicle then aftermarket glass is for you. However, we must make you aware not all aftermarket parts are of the same quality. Aftermarket glass is divided into two groups; premium and generic.
Many of the premium after market auto glass manufacturers produce glass at or near the same high level of quality as the OEM. Premium aftermarket parts are produced in the US, Canada, or Europe and held to a much higher standard then it's Chinese competitors. If a premium after market part is available and you can't afford the OEM part, this should be your choice. Regardless of your circumstances it is advised not to choose a generic piece of glass for your vehicle.
If you have no other choice, or don't know better you might choose a generic aftermarket glass replacement. It is important to know even with generic glass there are some manufacturers that are much higher quality than others. If possible find out the country of origin for your part before you buy. Generic parts are made in the US, Mexico, and China. Many of the Chinese parts are noticeably lower in quality. The parts aren't as heavy and durable, the materials don't seem to be the same, and the craftsmanship is obviously sub-standard. If there's good quality controls from the suppliers and retailer, a faulty generic aftermarket part won't make it to your vehicle. Just to be certain look for waves in the glass or incorrect curvature of the part. If its a door glass replacement make sure the electric motor moves the glass at the same speed smoothly throughout the entire range of motion and doesn't sound strained. This is evidence that improper curvature in the glass and will destroy your power window motor over time. If possible opt for a premium aftermarket or OEM replacement part, not generic.