Windshield and Auto Glass Facts
Every part of a new car or truck comes from an OEM, (Original Equipment Manufacturer), including the windshield and other glass parts in your vehicle.  The only 2 US automobile companies that actually make or made their own windshields are Ford and Chrysler.
There are two important OEM benefits: An   OEM   replacement   windshield   is   produced   from   original   equipment   tooling.      This   type   of   windshield   will   have the   appearance   of   your   car's   original   windshield   and   will   fit   properly   in   the   window   opening   making   noise, leakage,   as   well   as   cosmetic   problems,   much   less   likely.      OEM   auto   glass   manufacturers   work   hand   in   hand   with automobile   manufacturers   to   enhance   overall   functionality   and   improved   performance.   Because   of   their   close work    with    auto    manufacturers,    OEM    manufacturers    have    a    greater    knowledge    and    understanding    of    the engineering   demands   that   the   vehicle   can   place   on   the   windshield   in   both   normal   driving   as   well   as   in   crash conditions   and   their   replacement   windshields   are   made   using   the   same   quality   assurance   systems   they   used   for the original vehicle manufacturer.
Safety glass is used in all auto glass. Safety   glass   is   manufactured   to   reduce   the   likelihood   of   personal   injury   when   and   if   it   should   break.     There   are   two   different   types   which   are   called   laminated   and   tempered   glass.      Windshields   as   well   as some   side   and   rear   windows   are   made   from   a   lamination   process.      This   type   of   glass   actually   consists   of two   pieces   of   glass,   bonded   together   by   a   "PVB"   (polyvinyl   butyrate)   vinyl   layer   in   between   the   two layers of glass.
In   the   event   of   an   accident    this   vinyl   layer   serves   several   purposes,   it   cushions   your   head   during impact,   helps   keep   the   vehicles   occupants   contained   within   the   vehicle      and   also   helps   keep   many   small light   weight   foreign   objects   from   entering   the   passenger   compartment.      If   a   windshield   breaks,   during impact, the majority of broken pieces will generally adhere to the plastic lining.
Tempered Glass The    majority    of    car    and    truck    side    door    and    rear    back    glass    windows manufactured   consist   of   tempered   glass   which   is   produced   with   a   process   that involves   heating   the   glass   to   more   than   1,100°F   and   then   rapidly   cooling   it.      This results   in   the   outside   surfaces   of   the   glass   becoming   harder   than   the   center   of glass   which   makes   it   stronger   than   regular   annealed   glass   of   the   same   thickness.     If   broken,   tempered   glass   will   break   up   into   very   small   pieces   which   are   less likely to cause as serious of an injury as annealed glass would.
Both an OEM and an OEE aftermarket windshield must comply with the same DOT and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Broken Tempered Glass
Shattered Windshield is made from Laminated Safety Glass Standard Annealed Glass (the type of glass we're all used to) Broken Tempered Glass Windshield Laminated Safety Glass Phoenix Glass Knoxville's Finest Windshield and Auto Glass Replacement Center 947.5706
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For you convenience Phoenix Glass accepts most major credit and debit cards Every part of a new car or truck comes from an OEM, (Original Equipment Manufacturer), including the windshield.  The only 2 US automobile companies that actually make or made their own windshields are Ford and Chrysler.
Your   third   option    windshield   and   most   likely   most   expensive   and   risky   option   is   to   purchase   a   OEM   windshield from   your   local   car   or   truck   dealer.      We   say   risky   because   you   would   typically   only   receive   a   twelve   month, twelve   thousand   mile   warranty   for   workmanship   and   defects   as   opposed   to   receiving   a   lifetime   warranty   for   as long   as   you   own   your   vehicle   for   workmanship   and   defects   if   you   purchased   an   OEM   aftermarket   windshield   or an OEE aftermarket windshield from us here at Phoenix Glass.
An OEM aftermarket replacement windshield is produced from original equipment tooling.  This type of windshield will have the appearance of your car's original windshield and will fit properly in the window opening making noise, leakage, as well as cosmet
Your second option  would be to select an OEE aftermarket Windshield made by an OEE ( Original Equipment Equivalent aftermarket windshield manufacturer ).
For a new replacement windshield, door, quarter or rear window back glass, you have three options. Your first option  is to select an OEM aftermarket windshield made by   one of the ( OEM aftermarket windshield manufacturers ), such as PGW, Pilkington, etc.
All windshields and other auto glass parts like door, vent, quarter and rear window back glass windows come from a variety of different manufacturers with close but at the same time different degrees of quality. The information on this page will help you sort out the difference.
Every part of a new car or truck comes from an OEM, (Original Equipment Manufacturer), including the windshield.  The only 2 US automobile companies that actually make or made their own windshields are Ford and Chrysler. You have 3 options when choosing a new replacment windshield, door, quarter or rear window back glass for your car, truck or SUV
Broken Annealed Glass
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