A Jeep Wrangler windshield replacement is almost a right of passage for any Jeep Wrangler owner. In fact it’s something that is common along all lines of the Wrangler, due to its iconic shape. With the vertical windshield, a stone is more likely to cause a chip or a crack. This article shares some strategies to get a Jeep Wrangler windshield replacement done conveniently and inexpensively, as can be viewed in this video as well.
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Convenience – Where to Get A Jeep Wrangler Windshield Replacement
You can get a windshield replacement for your Jeep Wrangler at any common auto glass franchises, but there is another option. Careful review online, in your area, for mobile Windshield Installers will alert you to a mobile windshield installer who can offer the service inexpensively, due to their lack of overhead. Not only will the installation be less expensive, but the installer can come right to your driveway, or place of work to perform the task.
Expense – OEM vs Aftermarket Jeep Wrangler Windshields
The choice you’re given when needing to install a new windshield is whether or not you wish to have an OEM or an aftermarket windshield. OEM windshields will be more expensive than an aftermarket one, but THAT is almost the only difference. For the Jeep Wrangler, the OEM windshield is said to have the Jeep logo and easter egg on it, of the 1941 jeep in the lower right passenger corner. It’s also marketed as having “Acoustic” glass. This is a feature marketed as a sound deadening item. The aftermarket windshield will not have the logo on it, but is also labelled as acoustic glass, as it is a thin film of plastic on the glass. I found even the mobile installers may not share that tidbit, in the hopes that you might be swayed into purchasing the more expensive OEM glass. This perhaps has a bigger margin of profit. Given that other than the logo, the two windshields are practically the same, I chose to realize the over $100 worth of savings, and forgo the logo. In fact, I can easily order a vinyl sticker of one online for a few dollars if I miss it that bad…which I haven’t.
Thus, by choosing to go with the mobile Jeep Wrangler windshield replacement option, I was able to have the convenience of having the job done in my own driveway. The installer’s lack of overhead resulted in a reduced cost for me, and so did selecting the aftermarket windshield option, which is practically identical to the OEM, minus the logo easter egg. With the over $100 that I saved, I can buy some other needed things for my Jeep.