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Old 02-01-2005, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question How much does a windshield cost???

As I was driving home today a rock flew out of the back of an open dump truck and hit my windshield, there is an impact crater and a 1/2 inch crack right in the middle of the drivers side (in my line of view). Can this be fixed, or does this need replacing, and if so, how much?? After spending the last hour and a half searching the MANY windshield threads on this site, I cannot find any answer (actually found replys with extimates between 300 and 800...!). I know an impact crater is not under warranty and I dont want to contact my insurance agent unless it is over my $500 deductable. Anyone in Chicago know of a good place to get this fixed?

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Old 02-01-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hey,

If u r handy u can fix it yourself. Do a search on Windshield Repair. I think it may still be a sticky but unsure.

Will only cost u a few $. Easy to do too, I've done it a few times on my other cars (not E). Good Luck.

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Old 02-01-2005, 06:38 PM   #3
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Re: How much does a windshield cost???

We are on our 3rd windshield in the last year...lots of gravel roads up here!

Replaced the last one two weeks ago for $495.00. We pay a $100 comprehensive deductible.

My guess is that the $500 deductible you reference is a liability deductible...and that your comprehensive deductible might be less.
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:37 AM   #4
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Re: How much does a windshield cost???

My windshield was $250 at SafeLite Auto Glass. I was scared it was going to be much more than that, after seeing a wide range of prices on this site. Unfortunately, I didn't not have comprehensive coverage for the windshield replacement (I do now, though!) and had to pay the whole thing out of pocket. I suppose it could have been worse.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:34 PM   #5
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Re: How much does a windshield cost???

Thanks for your replies. It has been two weeks and the crack/crater has not gotten any bigger (knock on wood!! :) ), but I did try the syringe-type windshield repair kit that I found in a thread. It didnt work, and I didnt read the fine print until after I finished- turns out the temperature has to be over 50 degrees and it was like 40 when I used the repair kit. :( Some day it will be over 50 and I will try again... If the little (half inch) crack gets any bigger, then i will definately go for a new windshield.
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:48 PM   #6
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Re: How much does a windshield cost???

hello, i just got a new windshield 2 wks agoe and it was $ 763 it was thru insurance, but that was the cost, also the price is in Canadian $. :)
good luck in your search.
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:12 AM   #7
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Re: How much does a windshield cost???

Safelite gave me a quote of 175 for glass and install.
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