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How to Save Money on Windshield Replacement

Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.

In fact, when it comes down to it all the ways we'll discuss in this article can be applied not just for windshield replacement but for any type of auto glass r

Pick the Right Shop

When you choose a shop, it’s important that they specialize in windshield replacement and have a good reputation for customer service. You also want to make sure they have a good reputation for quality of workmanship and price.

In fact, when you look at glass repair and replacement companies in your area, ask them these questions:

  • Do they specialize in windshield replacement?
  • How long have they been around?
  • What type of warranty do they offer?

Choose a Niche Windshield Replacement Shop

It may seem obvious, but choosing a shop that specializes in windshield replacement is the best way to ensure you get the work done right. A reputable place should be able to give you references of clients they have worked with, as well as show off their own work. For example, if they've been around for two decades and have had no complaints during that time frame, it's likely they are doing something right!

It goes without saying that customer service is key when considering which shop will be taking care of your car. You want someone who's friendly, helpful and considerate—no one wants to feel like just another number at an auto body shop! Some shops even offer extras like free coffee and snacks for those waiting for their car's repair job; others may offer shuttle services or loaner cars so customers can continue about their day while waiting for repairs (or even allow for overnight parking).

Quality of work is also important when looking at different shops; however this isn't always easy to discern from reviews alone because there could be numerous factors involved in any particular scenario: For example, did the mechanic accidentally drop a tool under your hood? Or maybe he got distracted by his cell phone call while working on your engine block? Either way the end result was still poor quality workmanship—but how much did these mistakes contribute toward lower ratings?

Pick a Dedicated Windshield Replacement Company

There are several benefits to going with a dedicated windshield replacement company. They will understand the process better than anyone else, and can offer you the best service possible. Dedicated companies also have lower prices because they streamline their production process, which makes them easier to manage as well as more cost effective for you. Not only that, but they may offer warranties on top of their excellent customer service!

There are many ways to save money on windshield replacement and you may want to do your research before picking a shop.

There are many ways to save money on windshield replacement, but it's important to do your research before deciding on a shop. Shopping around doesn't just mean calling around and asking for quotes—it means asking these questions:

  • How much does the shop pay for the glass? This is one of the biggest factors in pricing out a window replacement job. If you're paying full retail price, expect that there will be quite a markup when it comes time for you to pay for your new windows.
  • How much does the shop pay for labor? Labor accounts for about half of what most shops charge customers, and since some shops use cheaper labor than others, this can make a big difference when it comes time to pay up at checkout time (or after).
  • What does the shop charge per pound of disposal fee? Some places include glass recycling in their prices; others don't. If recycling isn't included with your quote and you need any kind of disposal service at all, ask about how much extra this might cost so that there aren't any surprises later on down this road!


We at Windshield Repair & Replacement can help you save money on windshield replacement by offering you a free quote and comparing our prices to any other shop in your area. Give us a call today!


Windshield repair


Car windshields are designed to resist impact and keep you safe in an accident. They're made of laminated glass and tinted plastic sheets, which help keep them strong and secure. But when a rock or other object hits your car's windshield at high speeds (like 60 mph or more), it can shatter the glass and leave you with a large crack that needs repair. While most windshield damage is repairable, there are times when it may be best to get a new one installed by a professional auto body shop.

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Glass chip repair

You may have heard that repairing a chip in your windshield is cheaper than replacing the entire windshield. While this is true, it's also important to keep in mind that a small chip can grow into a large crack and repair shops will not repair cracks over 3" (7.62 cm).

If you notice a small chip on your windshield, let us know and we'll determine whether or not it can be repaired. Repairing chips usually takes less than 30 minutes and doesn't affect the structural integrity of your vehicle's original glass.

Repairing chips won't void your warranty either!

Windshield replacement

Windshield replacement is a big job that requires special tools and equipment, as well as special training and safety precautions. You should only replace your windshield if you're confident you can do it safely and properly.

If you are going to replace your windshield, make sure to get the right size for your car. Windshields come in several different sizes based on vehicle make and model, so be sure to measure yours before ordering one.

Cost of windshield replacement

The cost of a windshield replacement can vary depending on the type of vehicle, but it’s typically between $200 and $600. This price usually includes the materials needed to replace the windshield and may not include any labor costs.

If you have an older vehicle, your repair shop might recommend replacing your entire windshield instead of just repairing it because they don't want to waste time or money trying to remove old glue from around the edges of your existing glass. They also know that as soon as they start removing adhesive from one part of your window frame, other parts are likely going to start coming loose too—so they might opt for a full replacement instead of risking further damage by trying to save time or money if things go wrong along the way (which would make everything more expensive).

If you have newer car with laminated safety glass in front windows then this material is not easily removed without compromising safety characteristics so best bet is always go ahead with whole replacement operation which will keep costs lower than trying do partial fixes just like that!

You can replace a windshield yourself but depending on the type of vehicle you drive, it may be better to leave it to the professionals.

If you don’t know what to do, get a professional to do it. If you don’t know what to buy, get a professional to do it. If you don’t know what to charge, get a professional to do it.

I can hear some of my fellow auto mechanics groaning right now. It's true that many repairs can be done by laypeople with simple tools and good instructions found online or at the library; however, windshield replacement is one of those situations where even experienced DIY-ers would be wise just to have their local glass shop fix the issue right away instead of worrying about trying something themselves (at least at first). But don't despair! We'll walk through some tips on how best to repair your windshield and make sure that your next DIY project goes smoothly with minimal risk for injury or damage!


The cost of replacing a windshield can be expensive and it is recommended that you leave this job to the professionals. If you are looking for the best quality service at an affordable price, then look no further than us. We offer free estimates and low prices on all our services including windshield replacement and repair.


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2022 Shanon Sandquist

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