Tag Archives: OEM

VINs in NAGS: Mitchell Shares Its Side of the Glass

A week ago, glassBYTEs.com spoke to several auto glass technicians about the prevalence of vehicle identification numbers and parts numbers not matching up in National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS), a database created and maintained by Mitchell. This week, we have … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Future of ADAS and Proper Vehicle Calibration

“You need to take this [factors to consider for ADAS calibrations] seriously and perfect your CRAFFT,” said David DeBoer, Burke Porter Group president and CEO, during an industry meeting. DeBoer defined CRAFFT as: Calibrated gage – ensuring the gage is … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

OEM Certifications to Be Highlighted in April Webinar

CIECA announced Connor Smith, CARSTAR original equipment manufacturer (OEM) senior manager, will present during the next CIECAst webinar. According to the company, Smith will discuss “The Importance of OEM Certifications,” on April 21, at 11 am CST. All industry segments, … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Part Two: Mitchell International’s Industry Trends Report Highlights ADAS and Auto Glass Replacements

Mitchell International, the parent company of National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS), highlighted how Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has made the auto glass replacement business more complex in its 2019 Fourth Quarter Industry Trends Report. glassBYTEs previously highlighted the company’s … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nissan Gives Out asTech Scanning Tools

Nissan North America (Nissan) teamed up with asTech® for a new program. According to the auto manufacturer, Nissan will provide complimentary asTech scanning devices to its entire certified network of collision repairers. “By giving our shops the tools to scan … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Legislation Introduced In New York

A bill in the New York state legislature outlines guidelines for the use of original equipment materials and procedures (OEM) in collision repair shops. The bill, also known as A8050, was introduced in the Assembly and was sponsored by Assemblyman … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OE Industry Seeks More Collaboration

As in any industry, it’s difficult to foster true collaboration among all sides of the chain. But members of the auto OE glazing industry who gathered in roundtable sessions yesterday shared ideas on how to do just that. Four topics … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New Legislation Might Affect Shops in Two States

Two new bills could impact auto glass industry businesses in Montana and Texas. A Montana State Senator introduced a new bill, SB 251, that would require an auto repair shop to do repairs that follow the guidelines and directions from … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q3 Report Has NSG on Top Despite Lower Auto Glass Numbers in Europe

Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) released its third quarter financial results and it shows that total auto glass sales increased over the same period last year. NSG is one of the largest auto glass manufacturers and offers both original equipment manufacturer … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rhode Island Bill That Excludes Auto Glass Becomes Law

Rhode Island has a new law that focuses on aftermarket parts for newer vehicles. The law “provides that insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner’s consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

OEMs Share Their Views at Automotive Glazing Event

Representatives of some OEMS shared their views on a variety of auto glass issues yesterday with attendees of Automotive Glazing USA, part of the 4th International CTI Conference. A few representatives mentioned that many regulations in place today are not functional … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

State Farm Responds to Claims of Influencing Non-OEM Auto Repair

A jury recently found Texas-based John Eagle Collision Center liable for injuries sustained by Matthew and Marcia Seebachan following a 2013 crash because  a repair was not done according to OEM specifications, according to the verdict. Now, State Farm is … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Indiana Anti-Steering Legislation Hits an Impasse after House Amendments

After clearing the Indiana House floor, Senate Bill 146, which aims to prohibit insurers and related entities from steering, may have hit a temporary stalemate. The state Senate has refused to concur with the amendments added by the House Committee … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Lippert Components Manufacturing Acquires Auto Glass Manufacturer Hehr

U.S.-based Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc. (LCI), an international supplier of OEM components to several transportation industries, has acquired all of the business assets of Los Angeles-based Hehr International Inc., a manufacturer of tempered and laminated glass for the RV, transit, … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hawaii Representative Pushes for Consumer Choice of OEM Parts for Repairs

Hawaii Representative Roy Takumi is pushing to pass a bill that would allow the state’s residents the choice of using OEM parts instead of aftermarket ones. If passed, the bill aims to prohibit insurers from charging policyholders extra fees associated … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Lawsuit against State Farm Highlights Insurer’s Influence on Auto Repairs

“Greedy insurance companies have been bullying auto body shops into fixing damaged vehicles with unsafe practices and materials for decades,” said attorney Todd Tracy, who recently filed a lawsuit against State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance on behalf of his clients … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lawsuit Against State Farm Could See Its Day in Court

The lawsuits Matthew and Marcia Seebachan recently dismissed against State Farm for its alleged role in influencing an auto repair not up to OEM specifications may be resurrected at a later date.  The couple recently dropped their respective lawsuits for … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lawsuit Dismissed Against State Farm for its Influence on Auto Repair

Matthew and Marcia Seebachan have dismissed their cases against State Farm Mutual Automobile Company, which alleged the insurer influenced an auto repair that didn’t meet OEM specifications in order to increase its bottom line. The lawsuits, which were filed separately, … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Research Frontiers Reports Growth in its Automotive Glass Sector

Research Frontiers, developers of SPD-SmartGlass, an electronically tintable glass, recently released its financial statement for the first six months of 2017, which reveals strong use in the automotive segment. The company’s revenue, which historically was attributed to the glass’s use … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WY Bill: Owners Can Choose OEM Parts at No Extra Cost

A proposed amendment to Chapter 19 by the Wyoming Department of Insurance (DOI) that would allow vehicle owners the right to choose OEM parts at no extra cost, is currently awaiting approval by Gov. Matt Mead. Some auto glass repair … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Representatives Propose “SPY Car Study” to NHTSA

With automated driving (AD) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) gaining traction in the industry, two U.S. Representatives are concerned about what this could mean for driver privacy and cybersecurity. Calif.-Representative Ted Lieu and S.C.-Representative Joe Wilson have proposed a … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 Continue reading

Posted in Linked Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment