It isn’t uncommon for insurance companies to only authorize dealer auto glass parts for brand new cars or trucks, or if aftermarket auto glass is not available. In that case, the way to ensure your insurance company reimburses auto glass replacement is to purchase OEM Endorsement.
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 premiums associated with these parts. At True Blue Auto Glass, we find original equipment in non-dealership market(s).
For example, we find Carlite (OE) brand auto glass for Fords without paying a premium at dealerships. If not, we find a brand of equivalent quality. 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 dealerships in bulk. This means aftermarket windshield replacement parts are the same as those sold by dealerships.
The quote you get from our online auto glass 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 work on a plan that is in your favor.
When working with insurance companies, we often get approvals for OEM replacement(s) if cars are 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!
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