When you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of needing an auto glass fix, there’s usually no way to avoid spending the money to get it done. Eventually, it will get to the point to where you can no longer put it off. Of course, the sooner you fix the problem the better, but we know how it can be necessary to budget and save for the expense. During that time, you’re probably going to call around in order to get a windshield repair quote (or two), so that you can figure out what you’ll have to spend.
At the end of the day, it can seem like there’s not even time to think about what even goes into determining a windshield repair quote; after all, windshield damage is something that has to get fixed to ensure the safety of yourself and those on the road around you. However, by taking the time to understand the ways in which windshield repair quotes are generally prepared, you’ll be able to make an informed decision when choosing an installer.
Vehicle Make and Model
The cost of work will take into consideration the make and model of your vehicle. As you may assume, work done on a luxury vehicle will more than likely be more expensive than repairs performed on an everyday commuter car. Newer vehicles and ones with special features are generally pricier to replace or repair. On the contrary, older cars are often cheaper to fix.
Parts and Labor Costs
With that in mind, parts and labor costs play a role in how a windshield repair quote is calculated. Some vehicles, especially modern ones, have special features built into their windshields, such as rain and/or condensation sensors, brake assist, and more. This requires more labor as well as special parts to ensure all features are included on the replacement windshield, for example. Additionally, there are luxury parts that are only available from the vehicle dealer, which requires
Location and Severity of Damage
Of course, one of the biggest cost factors in a windshield repair quote is going to depend on the severity of the damage and where it is located. A full replacement will obviously cost much more than a repair, but even what seems like minimal damage can cause a large problem if it’s in the way of the driver’s vision. Damage near the edges of the windshield can cause future problems that compromise safety, as the damage can “spider out” and spread.
Compiling a Windshield Repair Quote
As you can tell, a repair quote isn’t simply based off of one or two