How do I get my windshield repaired for free?
Driving requires attentiveness and clear vision. If either is absent, you are putting your vehicle in harms way, plus yourself and any passengers. Not to mention putting the vehicles around you in harms way, and their occupants. Therefore, distractions and obstructions need to be eliminated when driving. This includes cracks to a windshield. Significant cracks definitely need to be fixed. Even windshield chips need to be repaired, as they will expand over time. Many people forgo windshield repairs because they don’t feel it’s worth paying for. But, what if we told you windshield repairs can be done for free?
Free windshield repair
Most insurance companies will handle windshield repairs free of charge. All the policyholder has to have is valid coverage, including comprehensive coverage. Windshield cracks fall under the parameters of comprehensive coverage within an insurance policy. Every once in a while, you’ll come across an insurance company that offers a specific windshield repair and replacement coverage—a coverage that the policyholder would have to purchase separate from comprehensive. Either way, you should be able to get your windshield repaired for free. You can have a glass repair company handle the repair and submit the invoice to your insurance adjuster for reimbursement. Ultimately, it’s a very simple and quick process.
Free windshield repair opportunities exist with auto glass companies as well. Rather than going through the hassle of filing an insurance claim, certain auto glass companies will repair a customer’s windshield for free. For example, ABC Auto Glass is currently offering free windshield chip repairs via coupon. The repair is free with proof of valid insurance; however, without insurance, customers will be charged $59.95 for a repairman to go to the vehicle for the repair, and $39.95 to execute the repair at ABC Auto Glass’ facility. Even if the customer does not qualify for a free repair, he/she will still get a good repair price.
What about windshield replacement?
Windshield replacement, on the other hand, is rarely free. Insurance law for specific states requires free replacement, though, Texas is not one of them. A comprehensive deductible will apply for windshield replacement for practically every insurance company covering a Texas-registered vehicle. Reason being, replacements cost substantially more than repairs.
An Auto Glass expert will review the windshield to determine whether it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. You can get multiple quotes; however, each company will likely make consistent determinations and provide quotes in the same ballpark. You may also find an auto glass company with a deal on windshield replacement. ABC Auto Glass also has an active coupon for windshield replacement. We’re offering $50 off a customer’s comprehensive deductible for windshield replacement. We’ll deal directly with the insurance company to make this happen.
Windshield repairs and replacements are quick projects for professionals. Don’t ignore a crack to your windshield, as it will only get worse. Who knows? If you ignore it initially, suddenly a free chip repair will turn into a payment for windshield replacement.