If you drive a vehicle equipped with ADAS features such as automatic braking and lane departure warning, it may be wise to consider OEM glass. This will help ensure the sensors and cameras related to these systems have a clear view of the road which will allow these systems to function properly. However, if you drive an older model with less technology embedded in the glass, then aftermarket glass may work well for you.
In 2014 i purchased a new Tahoe. In 2020 had windshield replaced because glass became pitted and was hard to see when raining.[16 years]I have had 2 windshields replaced within 4 months due to debris or stone hits that cracked the glass .Nobody will convince me that safelite replacement is as good as oem. Also they are on there way now to repair another stone strike. These hits would never have cracked the original they were not hard hits.
Computers, high tech items, appliances, automobiles, and other machines and electronics are highly susceptible to Mercury in a retrograde period. Mercury rules moving parts, so that can be one reason. Yet, other things happen. You buy an air conditioner and 30 days later discover it has gone on sale for much less than what you paid. Or you by an expensive smartphone during a retrograde only to drop it (and crack its screen) or lose it soon afterward. It really does pay to wait to buy electronics. 2b1af7f3a8