If left unchecked, a cracked windshield will quickly turn into a costly repair. Do not wait, solve the problem as soon as a crack appears. Here’s how to get away without spending too much.
Looking to find out how much will it cost to replace your windshield? It is without doubt that your day is going badly. Nobody voluntarily spends money on a new windshield “like that”. It could be a car accident, a nightmarish hailstorm or an unusual accident near a golf course. It does not matter: here are some secrets to know when replacing your windshield.
See with your insurance
Damage to the windshield is guaranteed by the full coverage of your auto insurance. The good news is that repairing a windshield does not affect your driver’s record or your insurance rates, unless you submit more than three glazing claims at a time.
Three-year period (ask your insurer). See the franchise of your complete coverage. When replacing the windshield costs less than your deductible, you obviously have no interest in going through the insurance – pay out of pocket. But if work is important and costs more than the deductible, save money by paying only your insurance deductible.
All car glass companies are not alike. They do not all offer the same quality. When you have decided to pay for yourself, find a reasonable price without sacrificing quality. An improperly fitted or poorly sealed windshield will cause endless problems.
Ask your friends to recommend a workshop and check out the reviews online. Ask the workshop for a written estimate, which you will compare with that of the competitors. Choose a company that has a good reputation and can complete the repair within a reasonable time. It’s always better to choose a company that specializes in auto glass replacement than a general mechanic or dealership.
Get quotes online from most major companies. This way, you can compare fares at home, without having to put yourself behind a cracked windshield to get to the other side of the city. When you cannot drive the car safely, choose a company that can pick up your car. It may cost a bit more, but you will not pose a danger to other road users as your visibility is diminished through the cracked windshield.
An ounce of prevention
Do not postpone the repair of a small crack or small mark on the windshield until tomorrow. Such a repair is inexpensive. By dint of postponing and waiting, the crack will expand and soon, it’s all the windshield you need to replace!