Windshield Replacement Cost Factors

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When you have a damaged windshield it is important that you take it to an auto glass repair in Valencia, CA to see if it can be repaired or needs to be replaced. The difference between the two can mean saving money, especially if it can be repaired. Not every windshield that has been cracked or chipped will need to be replaced. If you have to have it replaced most insurance companies will pay for the replacement cost minus the deductible that the owner is responsible for. There are three general things that figure into the cost of replacement and include the model, year, and make of the car. Other considerations can include:

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Size of the windshield Type of glass it is made from Insurance coverage you have Any additional parts that need to be replaced Cost of various related services If it is being done at a dealership or done at an auto glass repair in Valencia, CA

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The most expensive glass to use in windshield replacement in Valencia, CA would be the dealer glass, which is the same type of glass that was used when the vehicle was built. There are also other comparable types of auto glass like OME glass. OME glass stands for Original Equipment Manufacture, which means that the windshield glass meets the original specifications for quality and safety as the glass that was used when the vehicle was made but is less expensive. The price is the only difference between OME glass and dealer glass. When considering the cost of windshield replacement in Valencia, CA most people choose OME glass.

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If your vehicle’s windshield is too damaged or it is not safe to drive to a repair shop you may have to have it towed, which is another possible added expense. Some companies offer mobile auto glass repair service in Valencia or Auto Glass Repair in Valencia, CA so they could come to your home or workplace and replace or repair the windshield on site. The work does not take long and will only need a couple of hours for it to set before you can drive the vehicle. It is also convenient for the owner, especially if they have a busy schedule. The only drawback to this service is that it might be more expensive than taking your vehicle into a repair shop and your insurance company may not cover mobile repair service so check with your insurance company first.   On average it can cost less than three hundred dollars including labor to have your windshield replaced and for repairs it can cost less than two-hundred fifty dollars but you can do it yourself using a kit for less. If your deductible is five hundred dollars it may be better if you pay the repairs yourself.

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Summary: When you have a damaged windshield it is important that you take it to an auto glass repair in Valencia, CA to see if it can be repaired or needs to be replaced. The difference between the two can mean saving money, especially if it can be repaired.

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