According to Glass.com, you should replace your windshield when: The glass is tempered, not laminated. The crack is longer than a dollar bill. The crack or chip is deep enough that it went more than halfway into the windshield.
Are windshield repairs worth it?
Absolutely. Repairing versus replacing a windshield maintains the original factory seal. A small chip or crack can often be repaired in just 30 minutes, saving a fleet time and money.
How much does it cost to replace a windshield on average?
Typically, the cost of a windshield replacement is between $100-$400, including labor with the average cost ranging between $210-230. Collectible cars and luxury vehicles can jump the price to as high as $1,500 but it all depends on the vehicle.
Does insurance pay for a new windshield?
Most auto insurers cover windshield replacement if you have comprehensive coverage on your policy. In some cases, deductibles are waived for windshield repairs.
Does my insurance cover windshield replacement?
Car insurance covers windshield damage and replacement in most cases through comprehensive insurance, and when others are at fault, through property damage liability insurance.
Can a 12 inch crack in windshield be repaired?
The Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS) guide published by the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) states that chips or bullseyes up to 1 inch in diameter or cracks as long as 12 to 14 inches in length can be safely fixed.
Is it safe to drive with a cracked windshield?
The first has to do with the position of the crack itself. Specifically, if the crack is located directly in your field of vision and is blocking the view of the road ahead, then it’s not something you can put off repairing. Being able to react quickly to changing conditions ahead of you is essential to driving safely.
Is Safelite good for windshield replacement?
Safelite is a reputable auto glass repair company that’s known for repairing or replacing damaged windshields. Many positive customer reviews mention the company’s excellent customer service and knowledgeable Safelite technicians.
Does glass claim raise insurance?
Will Filing a Glass Claim Raise my Insurance Rates? Whether a glass claim can affect your future car insurance rates depends on your insurance company. Generally, a glass claim to repair or replace your windshield shouldn’t have much of an impact (if any) on your car insurance rates.
How big of a crack can be repaired on a windshield?
Pretty much any shop should be able to repair chips of about one-inch diameter and cracks about three inches long. Traditionally, any crack larger than a dollar bill could not be repaired, so size was a very important factor in making the determination.
Does it cost more for Safelite to come to you?
We can usually do this at no cost to you. And 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.
What states offer free windshield replacement?
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.
Will Geico replace my windshield for free?
“Our customers are delighted that we offer windshield repair service to them at no charge,” says John Little, an assistant vice president at GEICO. “With comprehensive coverage on your policy, we waive the deductible for damage that can be repaired.”
Does Safelite use original glass?
Safelite buys its glass from the largest and most sophisticated glass manufacturers in the world; companies that work directly with and supply to the vehicle manufacturers.