Having your windshield crack and break is sure to bring up feelings of dismay and frustration. It's hard and even dangerous to drive with a broken windshield! Thankfully, there are mobile windshield replacement companies that will come to you and replace your car's windshield. Using these services is fairly simple, but there are a few tips to keep in mind, especially if this will be your first time using such a service.
Check your insurance policy, first.
Most car insurance policies offer windshield and glass coverage. This is often covered under the "comprehensive" portion of your insurance. So, check the deductible on your comprehensive policy. If it's $250, that's the amount you have to pay towards the windshield replacement before your insurance kicks in. If it's $500, that's the amount you have to pay. Some people have really high deductibles on their comprehensive insurance and decide it's better to just pay for the windshield replacement out-of-pocket. There are, however, some insurance companies that waive the deductible on glass replacement. And still, others offer glass coverage as a separate portion of the policy from the rest of the comprehensive plan. A brief conversation with an insurance representative should clarify your options.
Ask how long it will take before scheduling.
Mobile windshield replacement companies can come to your workplace, your home, or even a grocery store parking lot where you parked your car after the windshield cracked. However, you will want to know approximately how long it will take them to make the repairs to ensure you plan on keeping your car there for the entire repair period. For example, if they tell you that it's going to take two hours, you don't want to schedule the repair for 4:30 when you plan on leaving work at 5:00.
Confirm whether the company will be making repairs or replacing the windshield.
Some windshield cracks and chips can simply be repaired without the glass having to be fully removed. Other cracks are so extensive that they're not worth repairing and instead warrant a windshield replacement. The company you hire should be able to look at a few photos of the damage and let you know what approach they'll be taking.
Mobile windshield repair companies have made repairing glass damage so much easier. If you call your insurance company to confirm coverage, check the scheduling time, and confirm the repair approach that will be taken, you'll be off to a good start.
For more information about mobile car windshield replacement, contact a local company.