What is the cost of windshield replacement?
What is the cost of windshield replacement? The cost for windshield replacement depends on the make and model of your car, but in general costs about $200-500.
Windshield replacement is usually covered by your insurance company if you have comprehensive coverage, however you are responsible for the deductible. And you would be responsible for the entire cost if the new windshield does not cost as much as your deductible.
The good news is that most of the time, getting a windshield replacement can be avoided if the cause is a small chip or crack. In which case, if you got it repaired as soon as possible– before the chip turns into a long crack or the small crack becomes even longer–you can certainly save your windshield which will save you money.
Windshield chips and cracks occur from debris or rocks hitting the windshield. Most of our customers have received their windshield chips while driving behind a truck. Chips and cracks will definitely spread, it’s just a matter of time. A change in the weather is usually what causes small chips and cracks to run and destroy your windshield.
A chip or crack repair is much cheaper than getting a new windshield. Your auto insurance will cover chip repairs and most crack repairs and you won’t even need to pay your deductible. Your insurance rates will not increase. Read more about free windshield repair with Windshield Repair Doc here.
Most chips are able to be repaired but cracks are a little trickier. The size and location of the crack determine whether the crack can be repaired or not. Read more here to see if your windshield crack can be repaired.
So by far, the cost of windshield repair is much cheaper than the cost of windshield replacement.