NAGS = National Auto Glass Specifications. The website states that NAGS is a resource for catalogs that auto glass installers refer to to determine prices, part numbers, and suppliers of windshields, windows, etc. for a specific make and model of car.

Another question is what is a Nags number?

NAGS part numbers were soon adopted as the industry standard for identifying glass. The first curved windshield to have a NAGS part number is #XX22, for a 1941-42 Chrysler.

The question then becomes, are there different types of windshield glass?

There are three different types of auto glass that can be used to replace your windshield: dealer glass, aftermarket glass, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) glass. Like dealer glass, OEM glass is the same as what came off your vehicle. Replacing glass with another brand makes no difference at all.

Do you also know what the difference is between an OEM windshield and an aftermarket windshield?

OEM windshields will Manufactured by the same companies that manufactured your original windshield and matches the original windshield in color, thickness, fit and shape. Aftermarket windshields, on the other hand, are made by glass companies that have no OEM relationships with the automakers.

Is OEM glass better than aftermarket windshields?

OEM versus aftermarket windshields: A BIG difference. Most glass buyers are often lured by aftermarket glass as a cost effective alternative with quick turnaround. On average, aftermarket windshields take 30 minutes less to install and cost about $100 less than original equipment glass.

What is the best brand of windshield?

There are several major OEMs –Windshield brands including Carlite, Saint-Gobain Sekurit (SGS), PPG, Pilkinton, AP Tech and Mopar. An OEM windshield includes those installed by the manufacturer and made specifically for the vehicle model type.

What is CCC compliant on a windshield?

The China Compulsory Certificate mark, generic known as a CCC mark is a mandatory safety mark for many products imported, sold or used in the Chinese market. It was introduced on May 1st, 2002 and became fully effective on August 1st, 2003.

How long does it take to calibrate a windshield?

approximately 30 to 45 minutes

Is SafeLite the cheapest?

While SafeLite is the “name brand”, they probably aren’t the cheapest. I needed to replace a windshield without insurance, so I hired a local company that ended up being about $30 cheaper than SafeLite.

What is a glass bug?

This slideshow has pictures of what we in the auto glass industry call “bugs” which are labels embossed or etched into the glass. They’re usually in the bottom center or in one of the corners of the glass.

How do I know if I have an acoustic windshield?

It’s marked on the glass, often with the vehicle make information. Look for the word “Acoustic” or “SoundScreen” or the image of an ear with a curved arrow passing it in one of the 4 corners or in the top or bottom center of the windshield. If it’s not there, it’s not acoustic glass.

How does Safelite replace a windscreen?

In most cases, a repair can be completed in just 30 minutes. Safelite uses only the highest quality materials. Our exclusive resin is injected into the chip and after it has fully cured, the repair is polished to the point of imperceptibility. Windshield repairs are covered by our warranty.

What are the dots on the windshield for?

In order for the glass of windows and windshields to bend as it is, the glass is heated. The black painted glass heats up faster than the rest of the window. The dots are there to spread the heat a little more evenly, which helps prevent the windshield from warping in the heat.

Does the insurance cover OEM windshields?

Most comprehensive Auto insurance policies include the windshield replacement in its coverage, but they only replace it with aftermarket glass instead of OEM glass. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which refers to the exact same type of product that came from the factory.

Where is the windshield part number?

Probably the easiest to find The 17 -digit number is visible on the dashboard on the driver’s side of the window when you are outside your vehicle. Then look in the corner of the dashboard where it meets your windshield and find the 17-digit VIN number.

Does Safelite use quality glass?

Safelite does not make its own windshields more ago a few years ago. Now they mainly source their glass from XYG (Xinyi) and FYG (Fuyao). The Fuyao/FYG windscreens are of good quality.

Does SafeLite replace sunroof glass?

No, Safelite cannot currently repair or replace your sunroof glass. We only repair windshields, side and rear windows.

Will Safelite use OEM glass?

Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) auto glass is made to the same standards but by a different manufacturer . Our customers can choose OEM or OEE prior to service by calling 877-664-8931.

How do I choose a windshield replacement?

4 industry tips for choosing a windshield replacement company

  1. Ask what insurance companies they accept.
  2. Ask about the quality of their windshields and whether they are OEM or aftermarket windshields.
  3. Ask if they are certified by AGRSS.
  4. Ask if they are certified by AGRSS.
  5. Ask how long it would take you to respond and repair or replace your windshield?

How much does an OEM windshield cost?

Typically, the cost of replacing a windshield ranges from $100 to $400, including labor, with the average cost is between $210 and $230. Collector cars and luxury vehicles can go as high as $1,500, but it all depends on the vehicle.

What type of glass does my car have?

The safety glass used does not have a car window. If it breaks, it’s actually quite harmless. Auto glass is either tempered or laminated. The glass normally used for the front and rear door windows and rear window is made of tempered glass, while the windshield is made of laminated glass.

Should I get an OEM windshield?

Your can help you make the best choice for your vehicle as some vehicles will work just fine with an aftermarket windshield while other vehicle manufacturers only recommend the use of OEM windshields. Visit and enter your zip code to find a knowledgeable windshield glass company.