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Old 02-18-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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OEM windshield replacement

I called a auto glass repair shop in San Jose, ca

They want $560 for a OEM windshield replacement on a 2011
($399 for the glass from a VW dealer + tax, the rest labor)

Does $560 seem too high or is that the norm?
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:41 AM   #2
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This is a good price for auto glass repair as far as i am concerned, but still if you feel like the price is not genuine then you must contact others and ask them for the cost. Then choose that very firm which offers the reliable cost at comparable price.
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:30 AM   #3
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I think I paid $600 or so last year when I got mine replaced. So the price you listed doesn't seem high for OEM glass and labor.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:59 AM   #4
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Double-check that your insurance doesnít cover glass breakage. A lot of people pay for it when they donít have actually have to. Itís definitely worth the phone call.


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Old 12-04-2017, 08:16 AM   #5
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got mine replaced earlier this year. Wasn't Genuine VW but didn't care. Paid $0.

Auto glass company stopped by and replaced it in my garage. NO issues whatsoever.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:00 AM   #6
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I paid $438 for mine in 2012.
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:36 PM   #7
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If you had to pay to get the windshield replace, you obviously have crappy car insurance coverage. LOL
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:13 PM   #8
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Zero-deductible windshield replacement isn't a thing in most states.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:59 AM   #9
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I'm replacing my windshield on Thursday. Called my VW service desk and they told me they bring someone in to replace the glass for them and quoted me a price - about $600 for OEM and $400 for non-OEM. They told me most of the windshields they replace for customers are non-OEM.

I decided to cut them out of this transaction and I'm going directly with Safelite at their location. Before tax, it will be $310.

If replacing your windshield is covered without a deductible by your insurance, it isn't really free. You are just paying more for your insurance to offset the difference. Insurance companies don't have teams of actuaries sitting around crunching numbers to give you something for free. And yes, I did call my insurance agent and ask what was covered under my policy too before deciding to just pay for the windshield myself.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:29 PM   #10
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Zero-deductible windshield replacement isn't a thing in most states.
Might not be a state requirement in every jurisdiction, but I'd be very surprised if it wasn't offered everywhere. Just have to request it from your company. Will obviously impact your rate.
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Might not be a state requirement in every jurisdiction, but I'd be very surprised if it wasn't offered everywhere. Just have to request it from your company. Will obviously impact your rate.
I've never been with a company that waives the deductible for anything other than repair. They're generally not going to do anything that costs them extra money unless they're required by law.

Considering it's not an issue that comes up very often, it's cheaper in the long run to pay $500 if/when you need a new windshield as opposed to the extra money on your bill for the coverage.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:35 PM   #12
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Over the years I have had to put a windshield in my fiero, two in my wifeís corolla, one in my civic, and one and a half in my wifeís Jetta. They ordered the wrong windshield the first time and it had to be replaced.

For me, Iíd say itís worth it.


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Old 01-03-2018, 03:05 PM   #13
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I've never been with a company that waives the deductible for anything other than repair. They're generally not going to do anything that costs them extra money unless they're required by law.

Considering it's not an issue that comes up very often, it's cheaper in the long run to pay $500 if/when you need a new windshield as opposed to the extra money on your bill for the coverage.
You misunderstood. The insurance company doesn't waive the deductible. They offer a zero deductible glass coverage option. You have to elect it. The premium cost difference between zero deductible and $250 or $500 glass deductible is negligible. I think it was something like $3 more a month for me. Plus, most windshields are less than $500 to replace so it doesn't make any sense at all to pay for a deductible for this coverage.

I guess most people just aren't aware of this option...and I'm sure that's just how insurance companies like it...
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You misunderstood. The insurance company doesn't waive the deductible. They offer a zero deductible glass coverage option. You have to elect it. The premium cost difference between zero deductible and $250 or $500 glass deductible is negligible. I think it was something like $3 more a month for me. Plus, most windshields are less than $500 to replace so it doesn't make any sense at all to pay for a deductible for this coverage.

I guess most people just aren't aware of this option...and I'm sure that's just how insurance companies like it...
Agreed, I don't think most people are aware . I have the coverage elected through USAA and have used it once so far . I'm about to use it again . Zero detectable and hassle free . I went to the glass shop that already had a windshield for my car , they called up my insurance and told them it needed replaced and it was done . My rate didn't increase either and I've never heard of anyone's for using their insurance to replace a windshield . Auto accidents yes , windshields no .
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