It isn’t uncommon for insurance companies to authorize dealer auto glass parts for brand new cars or
trucks, or if aftermarket parts are not available. If you want to ensure your insurance company reimburses you for OEM replacement, it is wise to purchase an OEM Endorsement before the damage occurs.
What Is OEM?
“Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts come from manufacturers instead of aftermarket or salvage companies. OEM endorsements ensure that aftermarket replacement parts are not used to repair your vehicle.”
Dealer parts may be the best option to ensure quality glass replacement, but insurance companies may be unwilling to pay the extra costs associated with these parts. At True Blue Auto Glass, we are oftentimes able to source original equipment in non-dealership market(s).
For example, we find Carlite (OE) brand for Fords without paying a premium at dealerships. Another option we give you is to pay the difference between what insurance companies pay and the cost of OEM replacement(s). Depending on the year, make and model, cost differences could be minor.
Car manufacturers do not manufacture auto glass but purchase from glass manufacturers. This means aftermarket windshield replacement parts are often the same as those sold by dealerships.
The quote you get from our online quoter quotes all types of aftermarket glass. To learn more about OEM auto glass replacement, please give us a call. We can work through your insurance details and come up with a solution that works for you.
When working with insurance companies, we often get approvals for OEM replacement(s) if carsare equipped with ADAS(Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).There’s a lot more on the topic of OEM auto glass replacement. If you have more questions or would like to continue the conversation, just give us a call!