Why is Auto Glass Important?
Auto glass is a clear, glass barrier primarily meant to protect you from debris, wind, and outdoor elements while driving. It comes in the form of windshields, sunroofs, door glass, and more. Auto glass is also a key component to the structure of your vehicle, which is why it is so important to ensure you’re using high quality glass. Auto glass protects you in more ways than just one, so when you’re looking for a repair or replacement it is essential to look into the company you’re considering hiring. Make sure the company you choose has an established background and reputation, but don’t fall for the companies with huge markups on their glass.
Are Windshield Repairs Covered by Insurance?
Depending on your deductible, it may be worth it to claim your auto glass repair or replacement on insurance. Some auto insurance providers even include a special clause specifically for auto glass, which includes repairs and replacements and the deductible is waived. If you’re unsure whether or not you should go through insurance, give your insurance company a call to find out if they cover auto glass and waive the deductible. If they don’t waive the deductible, find out how much your deductible is. In most cases, an auto glass replacement is far less than $500, so it may not be worth it to go through insurance if your deductible is higher than the cost of the replacement. After looking into your auto insurance policy, call us to price your auto glass and we can help you decide whether it is worth going through insurance in your specific scenario. We accept most major insurers, so we’re happy to work through insurance if that’s what you prefer!
How Soon Can You Drive After a Windshield Repair or Replacement?
Whether you decide to visit us in-shop or have us come to you with our complementary mobile service, you will be able to drive immediately following your windshield repair or replacement. We will advise you that you should not wash your car for several days, as this might affect the curing process of the glass. However, you won’t have to leave your car for several hours following auto glass service so you will be able to resume your day as usual.
How Much Do Windshield Replacements Cost?
The answer to this question is that it depends! For a sedan windshield, you can expect to pay anywhere around $200-$400. That’s quite the range of prices! The cost of the glass goes up as the vehicle gets more complex or needs larger glass, like for a truck. Sometimes, for very new vehicles there may not be an aftermarket glass available, in which case we will have to purchase directly from the dealer. In cases like these, this causes the cost of glass to go up by quite a bit. Overall, the answer is that it depends. If you’d like to price your glass, give us a call and we can give you an instant quote over the phone!
How Long Does a Windshield Replacement Take?
We do our best to make our auto glass services as efficient as possible, without sacrificing quality. Typically, our replacements will take around 45 minutes. For more complex vehicles it may take longer, and the same applies vice versa. Many of our customers choose to take advantage of our free mobile service, having us come to their home or work to perform the replacement. In these cases, our customer will greet us at the vehicle and then get back to what they were doing earlier. Once the technician has completed the replacement, he or she will let you know. During the course of the replacement, you’re free to do whatever you want, and rest knowing your glass is being taken care of in the meantime!