How much does it cost to replace a windshield? There really is no “one answer fits all” because the cost depends on few things.
Here’s a quick equation for the cost of a windshield replacement:
Cost of windshield + $100 – $150 = cost to replace a windshield
The cost varies due to the model of your vehicle, the type of windshield and the severity of the damage. Sometimes a windshield can be repaired, which is significantly cheaper than having it replaced. So there are a few factors that come into play.
Windshield replacement (and repair) can typically be divided into three sections:
Let’s look at these factors in more detail.
Labor: The labor involved in replacing a windshield includes things like the removal of the rear-view mirror and any stickers that may be present. These will need to be placed back onto the new windshield before installation. Furthermore, cleanup and water testing are included and built-in to the labor fees.
Parts: This is the biggest factor in determining how much it costs to replace a windshield. This cost includes the cost of the windshield, the primer and adhesive.
Disposal Fees: Disposal of the damaged windshield is not free and this is also factored into the price.
With that said, you should always check to if a windshield repair is possible seeing that it’s less expensive to repair than to replace. If the damage is not too extensive, then repair might be possible. Whatever you choose, make sure that you take care of it in a timely manner. Even small dings in your windshield present safety risks.
Like replacement, windshield repair is not a fixed amount. It depends on the extent of the damage. In most cases, repairs can be performed for under $100. Repairs have a lot of benefits over replacement including cost, time and lifespan. The only time you even need to consider replacement is when it isn’t safe to repair it.
Front Windshield Replacement Cost
The glass itself can cost around $300 or more, depending on the make and model of your vehicle. That’s why it’s worth checking to see if your windshield can be repaired instead.
We can determine whether or not repair is a viable option. Just give us a call or fill out the form for a free quote.
In some cases, you can fix small chips on your own. I only recommend this if you have experience with auto repair work. Repair kits cost anywhere from $20 to $50 and it can take an hour or two to complete the repair yourself.
Whatever method you choose, it’s important that you address windshield damage immediately. Chips eventually become cracks. Their timing is random – in fact, a chip can split while you’re driving, creating a dangerous situation when you least expect it!
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