If you have a cracked or chipped windshield it can be repaired for less than $100 in many cases. But if the chip gets too big to repair, or if the original crack was too deep or wide, you may need a qualified professional for a complete windshield replacement.
If a ding or star chip is not repaired quickly, it could spread into a crack, requiring replacement. Extreme heat or cold could cause stress on the impact spot and cause it to grow larger.
The average price of a new windshield installation ranges from $170 to $300, or more. Many insurance policies will cover windshield replacement, but you’ll need to check the details. If you have large deductible $500 or more you will probably pay the entire cost for the windshield replacement.
Although the windshield replacement process often takes less than an hour, you’ll want to find a professional who has the right tools and expertise to do the job. A technician should first replace the rubberized weather stripping that holds the windshield to the frame of the car along the edges of the glass. Typically, after removing any exterior trim and the weather stripping, a coating of adhesive is applied along the edges of the windshield frame, before lifting the glass into place. Most late model vehicles have windshields that are glued in place.
Your windshield is a structural component to your vehicle. It supports the roof and pillar area. It is very important to be sure that no corners are cut during the replacement process. If a windshield is installed improperly, it could fall out of the vehicle during a collision and allow the occupants to be ejected.
We at Macs Auto Glass offer affordable an on-site windshield replacement for all cars and trucks. We have been in the auto glass industry for over 30 years. We will come to you. Please call us at 251 228-2744, we are always ready to help with any auto glass needs, windshield leaks, and sunroof repairs. Also, please visit our website at www.macsautoglassal.com to learn more about us