Join Date: May 2004
location: Morganville, NJ
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What have you paid for a 7th Gen windshield replacement if NOT claimed through insurance?
I just claimed comprehensive recently when a metal casting smashed my bumper, so I don't want to give the insurance company any excuse to raise my premium by claiming a cracked windshield so soon after the bumper claim.
Called 4 shops in the area, each one claimed new windshield but the prices are $410, $265, $225, and $170! (all in Canadian currency)
How could the prices vary that much?
I did a look at Safelite auto glass, they'll come to you. In USD, it's $278.
I think the prices will vary depending on where they get the glass from, there are a few suppliers and some are cheap, as in optically unpure glass. Seen that.
I'm sure this is not a Honda OEM windshield. The price of that would be way up there. List on the glass alone is 466 without the moldings.
You have to watch out for some of these guys. We had a mobile guy come to our shop to do a customer's Jeep. He took a sawzall to the windshield to cut out the glass! It took him 2.5 hours to change out that glass, damaging the headliner, and pillar trims.
Our old glass guy quit the business, he could have a windshield changed in under 20 minutes. This using the piano wire cutters for the urethane.
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