I got up the other morning and with baby in tow went out to the car only to find a giant crack in my windshield! Great I thought just what I need and I have so much time to deal with it! After a few choice words muttered under my breath I called my insurance company and they told me that I had no deductible to replace it. This was great news!
They told me that someone would come to my house to fix it in the driveway as long as it wasn’t raining or snowing so I made the appointment. The appointment was going to be a few days from when I first noticed it so I asked if it was safe to drive with a crack of that size that seemed to be spreading. They said that the way windshields are designed they don’t shatter anymore and are safety glass so the baby and I were safe. Well the day of the appointment there happened to be a downpour and although I have a garage it is being used as storage at the moment so wouldn’t be usable by the tech to fix it. I went to the shop.
They were very friendly and had free snacks, water, soda and coffee available. They told me it would take about an hour and to just sit tight. I started to surf the web and low and behold the DMV has a page dedicated to windshield repair through insurance companies!
They point out that most of the time in order to cover this kind of damage that doesn’t happen during an accident you need comprehensive coverage. They state that it is important to make sure that you chose a shop that meets Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council standards. You can learn more about what they have to say by clicking here
An hour had just about gone by when the Safelite tech told me my car was just about finished and asked me if I wanted him to replace my windshield wipers. I’m sure they were due so I had them done. The tech told me that my windshield probably started out with a tiny crack that I didn’t even notice but since the weather has gotten colder the cracks tend to split and spread very quick, I said thanks and was on my way. All in all it wasn’t that bad. Stay tuned to this blog for our guide to all things windshield wipers and as always DRIVE SAFE!!!
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