When your windshield is damaged, it needs to be replaced or repaired to keep the safety of your vehicle ensured. Research from the National Windshield Repair Association shows the average cost of a windshield replacement is about $350, while the average windshield repair costs about $99.
Here at A+ Plus Auto Glass, we provide same-day repair services to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. A chipped windshield doesn’t have to be a big deal if you bring your vehicle to us.
Factors that Impact Windshield Replacement Costs
The cost of windscreen repair depends on your type of vehicle and the kind of damage incurred by the glass. Both factors will change the cost to replace your windshield. Usually, a replacement will cost more if your auto glass has some level of customization. This can include:
- Luxury vehicles which have specifically dimensioned windshields that cost a lot more to place.
- Sensors in the windshield that will need to be replaced and reincorporated because the car depends on them.
- Tinted glass will cost more as the tint will also need to be replaced.
- Collectible cars will definitely cost more as the auto glass isn’t standard and may be hard to get hold of.
It will cost more to replace your windshield than to repair it, but sometimes a replacement is the only way to keep you and your vehicle safe.
Keeping Replacement Costs Low
The good news is that if you have auto insurance, you may not need to pay for a chipped window repair. That’s because most insurers will waive your deductible and pay for the repair in full. This isn’t standard though and you will need to check with your insurer. If your windshield needs to be replaced, we are able to work with the vast majority of insurers to get the cover you need and keep costs as low as possible. What’s more, we will never suggest a full replacement when a repair will do the job just as well.
Does My Windshield Need to Be Replaced?
There are many cases where a chipped windshield can be repaired without being replaced. You will need to bring your car in quickly, however, as a chip can quickly turn into a crack. As soon as a crack appear it is likely that the entire pane of glass will need to be replaced to ensure the structure of the vehicle remains secure and you remain safe while driving. The sooner you bring your car in, the cheaper the repair will be.
We’ve been helping local residents get the auto glass repairs and replacements they need for decades. It’s why we are one of the most trusted businesses in the area. We do everything as fast as possible for as low a price as possible. There really isn’t a better alternative. If you have a chip or a cracked windshield and you want to get it replaced or repaired as quickly as possible, bring your car to us today.