Small chips and blemishes in the glass of a windshield can be fixed relatively easily and quickly at a low cost to you. But, if you don’t get minor damage repaired quickly, a small chip can become a big crack, forcing you to get more extensive and expensive repairs. Though sometimes, there’s nothing you can do about windshield damage. For example, your windshield could get irreversibly damaged in a vehicle collision or from reckless vandals.
No matter how your windshield gets damaged, sometimes your only option to get your car safe enough to drive is by getting a professional windshield replacement. If the damage is bad enough, you may not even have the ability to drive your car to the auto shop for repairs safely. Luckily, some companies like Super Auto Glass offer mobile windshield replacement services to get you back on the move as quickly as possible.
Unfortunately, mobile windshield replacement isn’t free (although it may be covered under your insurance plan). If you’re wondering about the cost of a mobile windshield replacement, this article is for you. Today’s post breaks down the cost of mobile windshield replacement.
Average Cost of Windshield Replacement
Several factors affect the cost of windshield replacement, but we have a pretty good idea of how much you’ll need to spend. On average, the range for mobile windshield replacement falls in the $190 to $400 range. Some companies charge extra for mobile service, but others offer it for free. It just depends on which local auto shop you choose to call. It’s best to ask if they charge extra for mobile windshield replacement before you make a final decision.
Quality of Glass
The average cost of mobile windshield replacement has such a big range because not all windshields cost the same amount. Just like any other consumer product, the higher the quality of a product, the more you will need to pay.
Reliable auto glass replacement businesses use windshields that have been approved for safe use by the auto manufacturer. When you know your windshield is approved by the manufacturer and will provide high-quality vision and safety. However, not all companies are so reliable. In any industry, there are businesses that are willing to cut corners to save themselves a few bucks. The auto glass industry is no different. If you call a company for mobile windshield replacement service, and the price is surprisingly low, they are likely using cheap glass that’s isn’t manufacturer approved. Avoid these businesses, as low-quality glass will compromise not just your safety but the safety of others on the road.
If you had the opportunity to get your windshield replaced without paying out of pocket, wouldn’t you? Some, but not all insurance policies will cover the cost of a mobile windshield replacement. Under some insurance plans, you’ll still need to pay out of pocket if the cost of a mobile windshield replacement is lower than the deductible, but if it costs more, you may be able to claim the whole cost upfront.
You can also pay for the replacement right away with your own money out-of-pocket and file a claim with your insurance company later for reimbursement. Whichever route you choose, do your research to make sure you pay as little money as possible.
There is no one-price-fits-all cost for a mobile windshield replacement. The price will depend on several factors, including the quality of glass, the company you hire, and your insurance coverage. Just remember, if you feel unsafe driving a car with a damaged windshield to an auto shop for repairs, you can always call to get emergency roadside assistance instead.