May
23

OEM & Factory Replacement Auto Glass | Windshield Replacement

Factory Replacement Glass and what this means.

Toyota Factory Replacement Windshield In this picture here you see that Toyota has chosen the company Pilkington Glass to be there OEM supplier for this year and make of vehicle. Toyota may have chosen Pilkington glass to be there exclusive supplier for only a certain amount of there cars or truck but not for there whole line up of cars and trucks.

Pilkington glass company has been around for many years making auto glass for all makes and model vehicles out there today. Pilkingtons main objective is to get there auto glass to be an OEM replacement for as many car manufacturers out there by competing on prices to these auto makers. Once they pick up a contract to be an OEM replacement for Toyota, Chevy, BMW, Mercedes or who ever they bid there product to, Pilkington than stamps there name on-top of  there own to make it ready for installation at there factory.

Factory Windshield Replacement without Toyota Logo

 What a Toyota Factory Replacement Looks Like.

In this picture you see a windshield made for a Toyota Highlander but it is missing the Toyota logo. The Toyota logo is missing on this windshield because it was meant for the aftermarket warehouses to be sold to auto glass replacement companies world wide. By doing this Pilkington gets to sell more glass that is much needed in this high demand for a windshield replacement.

Of course you can order a windshield from Toyota to get the OEM stamp on the windshield but you will be waiting 3 days to a week to get it and the price you will be paying to just pick it up will probably be double of what it would cost you to just get a Factory replacement from a local auto glass company like CPR Auto Glass Repair. Also after finding a way to fit it into your car to get it home just to have your local auto glass company like CPR Auto Glass come out to install it for you, because you know that if you have Toyota install your windshield they are just going to sub it out to one of your local auto glass shops like CPR Auto Glass anyway and charge you double of what the auto glass shops will charge them. Also the warranty is only what your local auto glass shop will give the dealership anyway, So lets just start skipping those middlemen and start saving money.