How much does Windshield Repair Cost?
You cringed when you heard the rock or road debris hit your windshield. You cringed when you noticed the crack spread across your otherwise clear view. Now, you are wondering, am I going to cringe when I see the repair bill?
Windshield Repair Cost will vary based on the make and model of the vehicle, as well as the extent of the damage. However, not all repairs are cringe-worthy. A typical chip or star-pattern crack, is still smaller than a quarter, can be repaired to look like new, saving your windshield from further damage and cracking if left untreated. Some insurance policies with also pay for these repairs if you have road hazard or glass breakage coverage without a deductible, meaning the repair will be free for you. Even if your insurance does not cover it, these repairs are usually wallet-friendly and do stop further damage in its tracks, so it is advisable to gets these repairs done as soon as the chip or small crack is noticed, before it spreads or runs. You can schedule a mobile repair from the comfort of your home or office by contacting Glass Genie today.
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If you are facing a larger chip or crack, either from road debris or from another incident, Glass Genie can still repair windshield areas up to the size of a dollar bill before needing to be replaced. If your insurance covers glass breakage, these repairs could be free, and are still advisable over complete windshield replacement if the crack is not breaking the windshield seals. Some companies can only repair smaller cracks and may advise you to replace simply because they do not have the capability to repair a larger crack. Glass Genie has the most sophisticated glass repair tools available in order to save you replacement costs when a repair can safely be made. However, Glass Genie will advise a replacement be made instead of a repair when:
- The damage is beyond the acceptable repair length. This repair length varies by insurance company. We will work with you and your insurance company to decide if a repair or a replacement is right for you.
- The crack or damage obstructs the drivers view. Whether you drive a race car or a minivan, safety is top priority. If the damage obscures the Driver’s Primary Viewing Area (DPVA), it may be time to discuss replacement options for your windshield.
- The breakage is large enough and/or deep enough to fracture the inner glass pane. This compromises the structural integrity of the glass, eliminating the option for safe windshield repair.
Windshield repair of larger cracks can range from $50-$150. Even if you are at the high end of windshield repair costs, it still may be advisable to repair the windshield. However, some customers prefer to replace a windshield with unsightly cracks. Whichever you decide, Glass Genie can discuss with you repair and replace options for your specific vehicle. Use our quick quote online system to get started.
If windshield repair proves unfeasible, Glass Genie can also handle all you replacement glass needs. Windshield replacement costs vary greatly dependent on the make and model of the vehicle. The front windshield of a vehicle is the commonly replaced vehicle glass, which makes replacement glass, even OEM, competitively priced and readily available. Most auto glass windshields are kept in stock and can be replaced same day. A windshield replacement will cost anywhere from $150-$500 depending on make and model, OEM parts or aftermarket, and other variables. Depending on your policy and the way the damage occurred, your auto insurance may cover this cost. Glass Genie will help you determine your specific cost and submit your insurance claim if applicable.
Remember, most repairs can be completed same day and can cost very little, making you wonder why you waited to get it repaired in the first place. Don’t wait until it’s too late to be repaired, contact Glass Genie today.