Frequent question: How do I know what kind of windshield I have?

Regardless of the windshield type, one of the easiest ways to figure out which windshield you have is to place a piece of white or yellow paper and tape it behind the writing on the bottom of the windshield from the inside of the car. Take a picture with your phone and text or email it to the auto glass shop.

Is VIN number on windshield?

You can locate your vehicle’s VIN near the bottom driver’s side corner of its windshield. It should appear as a transparent window through to your vehicle’s dashboard. … In some older vehicles a VIN could be located in the driver’s side front or rear wheel well above the tire.

How do I know if my windshield is OEM?

OEM Auto Glass



The lowest bidder is given the contract to make the windshield and is licensed to stamp the glass with the automakers’ name and logo – this is done to let consumers know they have original equipment manufactured auto glass.

What is the best replacement windshield brand?

The companies that offer OEM windshields also offer the dealer windshields, with the top three manufacturers again being PPG, AP Tech, and Pikington.

How do I know if my windshield has sensors?

First, if your wipers automatically turn on when raindrops come in contact with the windshield then you have a sensor. You can also check by looking from the outside – behind the rear view mirror. If you see a strip of lens or film that faces the outside that is adjoining your light sensor.

THIS IS IMPORTANT:  What are the benefits of a diesel engine?

What is green tint blue shade windshield?

All automotive windshields, with a few exceptions, are tinted either green or blue throughout. The darker shading (of green or blue) at the top is meant to help deflect sun away from your eyes while driving.

What does a VIN number look like?

What is a VIN? VIN is short for Vehicle Identification Number. … Autozone.com explains that a VIN is normally printed on a single line and consists of 17 characters that are made up of both numbers and letters. If your vehicle was manufactured before 1981, your VIN number may have fewer than 17 characters.

What are the numbers on the windshield mean?

The AS number stands for American Standard, and is “AS” (or “American Standard”) followed by a number indicating the position in which the glass may be used, based on its optical quality.

Encyclopedia auto repair