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GlasWeld Returns to Auto Glass Week™ as Platinum Plus Sponsor

GlasWeld  has officially claimed its spot as a Platinum Plus sponsor at Auto Glass Week™ 2019 this fall in Indianapolis, Ind. The company will also serve as the named sponsor of the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt … Continue reading

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Volvo Releases Statement for Repair Shops

Volvo recently released a statement that involves what is to be used for windshield replacements on the company’s brand of vehicles. According to the company, it wants only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) auto glass used. “Volvo Car USA LLC requires … Continue reading

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Rhode Island OEM Bill Heads to Governor, Excludes Auto Glass

A Rhode Island bill that prohibits insurance companies from mandating the use of aftermarket parts on newer vehicles is on its way to Gov. Gina Raimondo. However, the latest, substituted version of the bill passed by both the state’s House … Continue reading

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Illinois Bill Aims to Require Customer Consent for Non-OEM Parts

Illinois Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia has introduced an amendment to the state’s Insurance Code and Automotive Collision Repair Act that would prohibit the use of non-OEM aftermarket parts in an auto repair estimate unless the customer provides written consent. The … Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: ADAS: OEM vs. Aftermarket Who Wins?

“What if you came to a corner and found a person hawking Rolex watches for $20? Would you buy one? Two? A dozen for investment purposes? Say you walk farther and another salesperson approaches you selling unlocked I phones for $75. You then find yourself at a street fair where there is a display selling suits with Armani labels for $50 and another with Oakley shades for $5. Is it your lucky day for value? Or would you stop to consider the fact that you just got ripped off by buying inferior knockoffs?” —Neil Duffy

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