Thinking of replacing the glass in your car’s windshield? First, you must have a lot of questions about the windshield glass replacement process, and whether your windshield even needs to be replaced in the first place. Here are some commonly asked questions about auto glass replacement so you can make an informed decision and understand the process a little better.
Generally speaking, not every crack or chip in your windshield warrants a total auto glass replacement. Small chips, cracks and pits in the surface of the windshield can be repaired quickly and effectively by your auto glass technician, often at no cost to you. However, if the crack has spread or splintered across a wide expanse of your windshield, or if any cracks or chips fall directly into your line of vision, total windshield replacement is your best option.
Depending on what type of insurance you have, the answer may vary. If you have full comprehensive coverage through your auto insurance company, you may elect to file a claim and have the insurance company pay for your windshield replacement, leaving you to pay only the comprehensive deductible. However, motorists with higher deductibles on their insurance plan may opt to leave their insurance company out of it and pay out of pocket for their windshield replacement. A typical auto glass replacement will cost around $300 on average.
Not long at all! A typical auto glass replacement takes about an hour. Most windshield replacement technicians recommend a wait time of at least an additional hour before driving. Your new windshield will be ready to roll after that!
Absolutely! Any of your car windows, including front and rear windshields, are fully replaceable. Your auto glass technician can help with a sunroof, rear cab sliders on a pickup truck, or even a T-top. Ask your auto glass technician about replacement rates for various auto glass on your vehicle.
Sherrill Paint and Body Co. is your source for top-notch customer service and quality auto body repair you can trust in Birmingham, AL. Call (205) 322-5684 today to schedule your auto glass replacement consultation with one of our friendly skilled professionals.