What is OEM Glass?

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.

 

Carolina Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop. For more information about our windshield replacement services, contact our Charlotte, NC auto glass shop at 800-900-1505.

Windshield Replacement Services throughout North Carolina

Carolina Windshield Centers provides expert windshield repair and replacement services throughout the state of North Carolina. We provide our leading services from three different auto glass shops in the state.Windshield Repair Services

We have a shop in Hickory, NC. Hickory is the major city in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Statistical Area, commonly referred to a the Unifour. From our Hickory shop, we travel fifty miles and further to provide mobile windshield replacement services to our customers. For in-shop service, we are conveniently located on Tate Blvd SE in the center of the city.

Another Carolina Windshield Centers location is our Charlotte location. Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, and many of its residents appreciate our ability to travel to them to service their vehicle’s auto glass. The Charlotte location is on West WT Harris Boulevard in the northern area of the city.

In addition to the Hickory and Charlotte locations, we also have an auto glass shop in Greensboro. This shop is located off of Wendover Ave near Wendover at Meadowood in the western part of the city. From our Greensboro location, we service the northern part of the state, including Winston-Salem and Burlington.

 

Carolina Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop. For more information about our windshield replacement services, contact our Charlotte, NC auto glass shop at 800-900-1505.

The Risks of Texting and Driving

Texting and driving, which can also be referred to as “distracted driving”, is one of the most dangerous activities you can do on the road. But unfortunately, many drivers do it! According to the Washington Post, 49% of adult drivers admit to texting and driving, with similar numbers found among teen drivers. And texting and driving isn’t the extent of the issue; distracted driving includes eating, using your phone for other uses, and attending to your children. All forms of distracted driving are dangerous, and are leading causes of motor accidents.

341,000 crashes in the U.S. in 2013 involved texting and driving. In 2012, the NHTSA reported that 18% of all fatal crashes in the U.S. were caused by texting while driving. On average, drivers take five seconds to send a text message. Five seconds of travel at highway speed will cause you to travel 300 feet.

One of the best things for adult drivers to do is to lead by example. Teens and children are highly impressionable and in many cases will follow the lead of adults. Put the phone away when you take the wheel to set a good example for younger people. Also, if you have teenage children, advise them on the risks of texting and driving.

 

Carolina Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop. For more information about our windshield replacement services, contact our Charlotte, NC auto glass shop at 800-900-1505.