Windshield Replacement: OEM vs. Generic
Ok. I don't want this to turn into a war thread but this is weighing heavy on me. I have the worst luck with rocks hitting my windshield. Tomorrow will be my 3rd replacement in the less than 2 years of ownership. Now, my 1st replacement was due to a seriously large rock from a non covered gravel filled truck on the highway. It bounced out of the truck and struck my windshield while going about 65-70mph. It was big enough to see it coming and then gave a nice pop noise and left a great looking spider web.
I got it replaced with non-OEM glass. I was concerned but it seemed no issue. Less than 6 months later I had another stone whack the windshield. No biggie, it was small. Got it filled and no issue. Then once the weather got cold it became an issue and a nice long line was across my windshield one day, the first really cold day. Ok, replaced again, non-OEM glass.
It's been less than 3 weeks now and just the other day I hear another stone hit while cruising on the freeway. It hit the edge of the windshield passenger side. No crack but a small ping right near the seal. 2 days later it was forming a line from passenger toward middle (about .5 inch). 1 day after that it has moved across to the drivers side.
I'm scheduled for replacement. Maybe it's just my luck. Or, maybe it is the glass type.
Is OEM glass better than non-OEM?
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