Especially for new cars, owners often wonder if a car dealership can do repairs. Yes, they can; although in most cases, there is no advantage to having a windshield replaced by the dealer rather than a car glass specialist. … Windshield repair and replacement is no exception.
How much does it cost to replace windshield glass?
Both windshield experts say prices vary drastically. Caswell says prices can go up to $700, while Delaney says costs can range from $185 to $1,000. According to CostHelper, a windshield replacement typically costs between $100 and $400, with the average driver reporting that they paid $214.
Can a dealership sell a car with a cracked windshield?
It is not against the law for either a private person or a car dealership to sell a vehicle with a cracked windshield. … So theoretically, a customer could buy the vehicle, drive it off the car lot, and immediately be stopped and cited by law enforcement for having a cracked windshield in many states.
Are aftermarket windshields as good as OEM?
Most glass customers are often lured to aftermarket glass as a low-cost, quick-turnaround alternative. On average, aftermarket windshields take 30 minutes less time to install and cost roughly $100 less than Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM) glass.
Will my insurance go up if I get my windshield replaced?
Short answer is yes, it is possible. Depending on your insurance company, you may upset a delicate balance of claims loss. … Some insurance companies claim that people who turn in multiple windshield glass repair claims have an overall higher loss rate and cost them more money in future claims.
What states will replace your windshield for free?
The states that offer free windshield replacement are Florida, Kentucky and South Carolina. In these states, insurance companies cannot charge a deductible when drivers with comprehensive coverage need to repair or replace their windshield.
Does windshield replacement affect car value?
If you are selling your car privately, a chip in your windshield may or may not affect the value that you get for the car. … If buyers are scared off by the chip, you may wish to replace the windshield. If you can find a buyer, you may not have to replace it.
How much does a cracked windshield devalue a car?
It reduces the trade value by the cost of a new windshield. Subtract about $300-400 from trade in value depending on miles/year/condition.
What is the best windshield brand?
The same companies providing OEM windshields provide dealer windshields. These companies can be AP Tech, Pikington or PPG, the top three manufacturers.
Is Safelite Glass as good as OEM?
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) auto glass is made by the same manufacturer as your original glass. Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) auto glass is made to the same standards, but by a different manufacturer. Our customers can choose OEM or OEE prior to service.
How can I tell if my windshield is OEM?
- TIP: So in general, you could say the only difference between the OEM and Aftermarket glass is who made the glass and does the windshield have a stamp with the auto manufacturer’s name and logo.
- TIP: If your vehicle is less than two years old, many insurance companies will authorize an OEM windshield replacement.
Should you tip the Safelite guy?
At Safelite they got most of the profit, so they are already being paid to go out there and do the job. Sure you could tip anyone as a nice gesture but chances are they are making enough off the job to come out anyway.
Do you have to pay a deductible for a windshield replacement?
In order to get your deductible waived for windshield replacement, you need to have full glass coverage or live in a state without glass deductibles. To file a windshield insurance claim, contact your insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurer if the damage was caused by an accident.
Do windshield claims count against you?
Filling out a claim for glass replacement or repair in a noncollision case typically will not count against you. In fact, many insurance agencies allow you to fill out a “glass-only claim.” Check with your agent or insurance company to find out what its specific policy is.
Does it cost more for Safelite to come to you?
This will usually be free of charge as, in most cases, it will be paid for by your insurance company and normally won’t affect your insurance rates. This is best case scenario, and through Safelite’s mobile service, we can come to you for mobile repair.