Should You Install Used Auto Glass?

The very short answer to this question is no. It is against the law in many states for auto glass repair shops to sell you previously used auto glass. Here at A+ Plus Auto Glass, we only sell new OEM or aftermarket auto glass that has never been used on a car before and that meets the highest industry standards.

Even if you are able to purchase a used windshield, we highly recommend you don’t. And below we’re going to tell you why.


Removing a Windshield Is Very Hard Without Damaging the Glass

It is tricky to install a brand new windshield on a car unless you are a qualified expert. But removing a windshield from a car without damaging the glass is almost impossible. Naturally, windshields are designed to stay attached to a vehicle’s frame at all costs. To make sure of this, technicians will use advanced adhesives and sealers to ensure that the fitting is as tight and as sealed as possible. That means when anyone, even if they are a trained expert, tries to remove a windshield, there is a very high chance that they will damage the glass.


Usually, this doesn’t matter as whenever someone tries to remove a windshield it is damaged. But it does matter if the windshield is in good condition and it is being removed to be sold as a part for another car.


It will be even harder for technicians to fit damaged glass to a car. Even if they do, the windshield will be compromised meaning that it could break at any moment. Broken glass and used windshields pose a huge threat to drivers — even if they have been fitted by so-called “experts”.


Choosing a used windshield may also cause other problems for you in the future. If you are involved in a car accident and your insurer finds out that you’ve previously had your car repaired with used auto glass, they are likely to void your coverage and refuse to pay. A used windshield may also not be covered under your car’s warranty.


There’s No Need to Go Used

When it comes to replacing your car’s windshield, there really is no need to choose a used option. If your vehicle’s windshield is only chipped, there is every chance that an experienced auto glass technician can repair the windshield using a special resin. Even if the windshield is damaged beyond repair, however, OEM or aftermarket parts are a great choice. In most cases, your insurer will foot the bill for windshield repair, meaning that you will only have to pay a small portion of the costs. And, if you want to make it as cheap as possible, aftermarket parts offer a high quality, cheaper alternative to OEM.


For more information on getting your windshield replaced using OEM or aftermarket windshields, pick up the phone and speak to a member of our team today.