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When to Get a Car Window Replacement

Woman in need of a car window replacementIt has happened to every driver at one time or another. Driving along, minding their own business and grooving along to the radio and the all of a sudden, DING! Just like that a pebble or rock comes out of nowhere and causes a chip or a crack and you cringe because you know the result will be the need for car window replacement. Luckily, Complete Auto Glass can help you get a car window replacement. Before getting your windshield replaced, it’s best to know you actually need a new one, since some cracks and chips can be safely repaired without replacing the full window. 

You Should Get a Car Window Replacement If:

The chip is in the drivers line of sight, there are more than three cracks or chips, the damage is at the edge of the windshield, the windshield is old and has tiny dents.

Repairing Chips and Cracks

If the windshield is repairable, then have it done as soon as possible. Otherwise, the chip or crack will spread and you will end up having to replace it. Be forewarned that repairs will make your windshield less than perfect as you will only get back 75 to 95 percent of the optical clarity.

Under most circumstances, car window replacement is covered by the comprehensive part of your auto insurance. However, it may not pay to go through your insurance company as the cost of replacement is often less than your deductible. In any case, it does not hurt to look through your policy or call and ask if it is covered. If you do choose to go through your insurance, you need to get it done sooner rather than later because the longer you put off replacing your windshield, the more likely it is that your insurance company is going to deny you the right to get it fixed. They generally like to get repairs done as soon as possible.

Furthermore, when you call to have your insurance company cover the cost of car window replacement, they will send an adjuster to your home. He or she will place a piece of paper on the crack. Then, if the crack grows to be longer than the paper, the insurance company will not cover it.

If your insurance company does not cover car window replacement, you may want to consider asking your current provider to add it to your policy. You can also find another policy where it is already included.

If you find yourself in need of a car window replacement and are in the Denver, Colorado, area, call Complete Auto Glass. They will bring their 15 years of experience to help you.