OEM glass is Original Equipment Manufacturer glass. Every car manufacturer has their own specifications that they use when installing windshields and auto glass into their vehicles. When we install OEM glass into a vehicle, we are using a virtually identical piece of equipment to the originally installed auto glass.
To the untrained eye, all windshields may look the same, but each manufacturer uses slight variations in terms of visibility, size, thickness, etc. An OEM windshield will be virtually identical to the windshield installed in the vehicle when it was first assembled. OEM glass may not be made by the same manufacturer who made your vehicle’s original glass because the glass manufacturer may have changed since the vehicle was originally built. In this case, OEM glass will be made by the current manufacturer of your vehicle’s auto glass.
This is why it is so important for us to use OEM glass. Slight variations in windshields and auto glass make a big difference; we want to make sure that your replacement restores the same level of safety specifications that the manufacturer delivered. Carolina Windshield Centers uses Original Equipment Manufacturer glass in almost every windshield replacement for foreign and domestic vehicles.