If you are driving down the road and the truck in front of you kicks a rock onto your windshield, changes are the glass is cracked. The first time you have a cracked windshield you may not have a clue what you are supposed to do to have the windshield repaired. You know you need to find a glass company but you do not know how long the replacement will take and how much you are going to have to pay for the repairs. If this is your first time scheduling auto windshield replacement, refer to this guide and learn the process so you know what to expect.
Find a Reputable Glass Company
Before you can schedule an appointment you need to find a reputable company in your area specializing in windshields and glass as a whole. Price is not the only thing you should consider when you are comparing each company. You need to review their hours, whether or not they offer guarantees, if they offer mobile services, and if their technicians are trained. After you narrow your list based on what you find, you can move on to the next step.
Request a Quote and Schedule Your Appointment
Now that you know what company you want to perform your windshield replacement it is time to request a quote. You can request a quote online by providing your vehicle’s year, make, and model. You can also call the company for the quote. If you agree with the price, you can schedule an appointment onsite or a mobile appointment. If you schedule a mobile appointment, make sure you send the technician to the address you will be located at the time of your appointment.
Call Your Insurance Company To See What Is Covered
If you have never scheduled windshields replacement then you probably did not know that your insurance company may cover the cost. If you carry comprehensive coverage on your policy the insurance company will pay for everything but the deductible on your policy. Make sure you ask what your glass deductible is and then see if some of the cost, or the entire cost, will be covered by your policy.
Ask the Glass Company to File Your Claim For You
If you choose a large glass company that partners with your insurance company the provider will file your claim for you. They will talk to the company and ask them to forward them the invoice. This means you do not have to pay for the replacement and then wait for reimbursement. Make sure you tell the glass company you want them to handle your claim before the work is done to prevent any complications.
As you can see, replacing your windshield is not as difficult as you might have thought. The best replacement companies will do all of the hard work for you so you can be on your way. Make sure you understand the importance of researching the companies you choose and ask your insurance company for recommendations if you are not sure where to start.