Has your vehicle recently been vandalized by having the windshield smashed? Or was the windshield damaged in an accident but you still need to have it replaced as soon as possible? Whether you have a windshield that was damaged by accident, nature, or by simple malice, this can be a frustrating thing to deal with.
With the right steps, you'll be able to get your vehicle fixed relatively easily and painlessly. The best things to do right now include the following:
Contact your insurance company
No matter how the windshield was damaged in the first place, there's a good chance that your insurance company will foot all or most of the bill for the auto glass replacement. While not every insurance policy will cover this type of event, enough policies do that it's worth your time to check with your insurance company to see if you're covered. Instead of paying for everything out of pocket, you may only have to cover a fraction of the replacement cost. If your insurance policy isn't clear on this point, contact your agent or insurance representative to see what they say about having the costs covered.
Get multiple quotes
The first company that you find isn't necessarily the best. Although the first one might be more visible, the second or third company might have better rates, have some sort of special offer, or even offer mobile auto glass replacement. Instead of possibly having to have your vehicle towed to a shop, the right company might be able to come to you for the replacement. When calling to get a quote, make sure that you have the year, make, and model of your vehicle handy. Many people don't realize that replacement costs can differ drastically between different vehicles. If you and your neighbor have different vehicles, one of you might wind up paying a fraction of what the other paid simply due to the difference in vehicles and not because of any other factors.
Although it can seem frustrating not to be able to drive anywhere until you get an auto glass replacement, the reality is that driving with a damaged windshield will almost certainly be more aggravating. If a police officer sees your damaged windshield, he or she could decide to pull you over and write you a ticket with a hefty fine for not having the windshield replaced. Even if you're able to fight the ticket successfully, that's even more lost time, additional stress, and used energy that could otherwise have been avoided.Share
21 February 2020
When you start focusing more seriously on car care, it is clear to see that there is an entire world out there dedicated to looking after your vehicle. While it may seem simple, the fact of the matter is that taking care of your car is often more complex than most people think, especially since you may not be able to do a lot of it on your own. From going through and working through different car repairs to finding various small problems with your system, it really does pay to know who to call when. On this blog, find out great tips and tricks for taking care of your vehicle. Check out these posts to learn more about mobile windshield repair so you aren't left with a windshield that isn't safe for your family.