No one expects their car to be vandalized overnight. So it can come as a big shock when you wake up, walk to your car and find the windshield smashed it. Obviously, it is not safe to drive and the windshield will need to be replaced. But there are a couple of other things to do before you bring your car into a trusted Phoenix auto glass repair shop.
Here’s what you should do if your windshield is vandalized.
First things first, call the police
The first thing you should do when you find your car vandalized is to call the police. You should also take steps to protect your vehicle if it is raining. You can call a trusted Phoenix auto glass repair company to come out to you or you can use some form of plastic sheet or shrink wrap to stop your car from getting damaged further.
Make note of anything missing and contact your insurer
Once the police have been and have issued you a police report, you should contact your insurer next. You will need to report the incident, the damage and any missing items from your car. Take pictures and make a note of everything. Each insurer has individual steps that will need to be followed, so make sure you follow their advice carefully. You will also need to clear repairing your car with your insurer. Pictures may suffice or they may send out an agent to inspect the damage themselves. If only your windshield is damaged, the process should be straightforward.
Contact an auto glass repair company that you trust
With things sorted out between you and your insurance agent, you can finally contact an auto glass company to organize the repair. Most auto glass companies in Phoenix should be able to repair or replace your windshield quickly, possibly the same day you bring it in. Your insurer may even recommend an auto glass repair shop to visit. Don’t feel like you have to go to this repair center, however. You are free to use any repair service you choose. And besides, many times insurer-preferred auto glass repair centers don’t offer the best service.
If your windshield is vandalized A+ Plus Auto Glass is here to help. Our expert team can provide a fast, efficient and cost-effective service to get your windshield replaced as quickly as possible. On most occasions, we will be able to have you back on the road within the day. For more information or to book in your car, give us a call on (623) 218-6844 or use our online contact form to get in touch today.