When a rock hits your windshield, do you immediately cringe and desperately scan your windshield for the damage? If it leaves a chip or a crack, the next dreadful thought is usually, “How much is this going to cost me?”
Damages left behind by this situation, and similar instances, are tempting to ignore. After all, it’s just a small chip, right? It’s barely a crack, ‘I’ll be fine.” Unfortunately, this isn’t a great strategy. Windshield repairs or replacements in Tempe might be crucial to keeping you and your passengers safe. Don’t be too afraid of what it will cost; it might be far less than you are imagining.
Sorting Out Who Pays
You aren’t always expected to pay out of pocket for your repairs. In fact, most people are surprised to learn how much their insurance provider actually covers. You have options when it comes to how you’ll pay for your services. You can have the auto glass shop work with your insurance provider to see what you’re covered for. Typically, they do the heavy lifting of calling, getting details, and making payment arrangements.
You can also pay out of pocket and work with a shop that has excellent resources and will find you the best deals. Either way, try your best not to put your repair on pause.
The Cost Factors
The fee for repairing or replacing your windshield in Tempe will vary depending on a few factors. First, the damage, and second, the make/model of the vehicle. As you might guess, a repair will likely cost less and than a full replacement.
What constitutes a “repair?” Usually, small chips and cracks can be repaired and don’t require a full replacement of your glass. A professional will make this determination and recommend which fix might be best for your particular problem.
On the other hand, full replacements usually happen when the damage is too extensive to repair. This looks like large cracks, shatters, or missing pieces of glass. The cost of a repair like this is determined by your vehicle make and model. Newer vehicles tend to have a higher price point than older ones.
Getting a Quote
Getting a quote is the fastest way to determine what you might pay for your auto glass repair or replacement. Getting a quote is easy (or it should be). Many shops you will call, and they will walk you through the process. Others, you can start that dialogue via an online messaging tool. You will likely be asked for various pieces of information like your vehicle make, model, and year. This will help them get you an accurate quote, so you know how much to expect the repair to cost.
Getting Your Repair
Some auto glass shops will have you come to their location to have your repair or replacement done. Others, like us, might have mobile services and can do the job at your location.
When your windshield can be “repaired,” chances are the repair will be free of charge. Your insurance provider will likely cover the cost of this, and you’ll never see a bill.
When your windshield needs to be replaced, you will either take your vehicle to the location or have them come for a mobile replacement. This. service will likely also be free of charge under your insurance, providing this is your first replacement. Factors that will impact any out-of-pocket expenses would be the location of the damage, how bad the damage is, and your vehicle type. If your insurer doesn’t cover your replacement, you will need to meet a deductible and pay for the remaining balance.
We are a Tempe auto glass company, here to help. We know some of these factors might still be confusing. That’s why we are here. Give us a call today so we can get you started on your auto glass repair. We will walk you through our process and get you booked immediately. Don’t drive around with broken auto glass; it’s an unnecessary danger and can place you and passengers at risk.