Will car insurance cover windshield repairs and replacements?
If you have comprehensive coverage, some - if not all - of the windshield repair and replacement costs are covered by the insurance company. Check with your insurance company to inquire about what they are able to pay. It’s also important to consider the deductible. If the cost of the replacement/repair is greater than the current deductible, the insurance company can cover the difference. But if the repair costs are less than the deductible, you will have to pay the full cost out of pocket.
How long does it take to repair or replace a windshield?
Generally, most professionals can install a new windshield in around one hour and can make repairs in less than 30 minutes.
When is it safe to wash a car after replacing/repairing the windshield?
Wait 24 hours before entering a car wash with a new or repaired windshield. The high water pressures and cleaning chemicals could damage the windshield adhesive.
When is it safe to drive the car again after repairing or replacing the windshield?
Most professional installers advise waiting an hour before driving again with a new or repaired windshield.
How much does it cost to replace a windshield?
The cost of replacing a windshield can vary even more than getting it repaired, because the vehicle’s make and model, not the severity of the crack/chip, determine costs. Newer and higher-end vehicles cost more to have their windshields replaced because certain manufacturers use modified or proprietary glass types.