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Factors That Influence Windshield Replacement Cost

Windshield Replacement Cost

Sometimes a simple question can have multiple answers. If you decided to get a windshield replacement, it could be significantly different in the price your friend or family mentioned.  The answer is that these answers don’t include just cracked or chipped window.

Here are some suggestions what fees usually cover:

Model and the make of Vehicle

One of the main reasons that affect the price is a different model, year of manufacture, customization. Many customers don’t understand that different type of vehicle uses different kinds of glass, as well as different shapes and sizes.

For example, Mercedes or Lexus may require specific windshields that are only available through the dealer. These can affect the cost significantly and it might be two or three times what will glass for the non-luxury model might be.

Special Features

Another reason for pricing can be auto glass replacement with unique features on the windshield, or what features your car has that is connected to the windshield.  For example automatic windshield wipers, there are connected thru the windshield. When the windshield is replaced, re-wiring needs to be done, so it is driving the price up. There are models with special tinting for digital displays, which can also affect the price. If you have any of these featurettes on your vehicle, you should understand that this adds up to the fee for windshield replacement.

Rear Windshield Replacement

Sometimes the rear windshield may also be damaged. There are different factors for these too, such as the type of the vehicle, type of glass, amount of, etc.

Insurance Company coverage

Many insurance companies cover windshield repair 100 % with no deductible, exclusively if you have comprehensive coverage. In the case that you are going thru insurance company and you have to pay your deductible, you will notice that final price is much lower then if you have obtained an estimate and pay out of your pocket. Reason for this is that most the insurance companies pre-negotiate a discounted rate (based on volume). But if the cost of repair is lower than your deductible, then your insurance will probably not pay for the intervention. Comprehensive coverage usually covers damage incurred from fires, vandalism, storms, animal, etc. If your damage is less then 6 inches, then the auto glass is usually repaired not replaced.

Concluding Thoughts

If you think it needs replacing, well it probably does. Don’t waste your time. The prices variety is something to keep your eye for. So, if there’s a non-electric power window, to the more expensive luxury of foreign cars, prices should not be over $400 for a replacement of any window.

It is also important to check your car insurance policy; it can sometimes take a little bit of sifting thru the papers. Insurance companies aren’t sometimes explicitly clear about specific parts. For the most part, even when you are fully covered, you will often have to pay the excess.

Hopefully, this clarifies things a little bit if you end up in a position where you need a windshield or window replacement!

By |2018-05-22T17:14:12+00:00May 17th, 2018|