Windshield Replacement Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on the make and model of your vehicle. But a full windshield replacement will likely cost anywhere from $300 – $1800 in Florida. But you don’t have to pay a penny out of pocket if you have comprehensive insurance through your auto insurance company. In Florida, you are allowed many free windshield replacements per year! Consequently, you’re insurance company cannot raise your rates or force you to pay a deductible.
First, you will want to contact Bond Auto Glass so we can collect some information about your vehicle. Then we will schedule an appointment to come to your location and replace your windshield.
Here are the steps we take during the windshield replacement process:
- Remove the mouldings
- Cut out the windshield
- Remove any excess Urethane and prepare the pinch weld.
- Touch up areas that need primer to prevent future rust.
- Apply High-Modulus Urethane (adhesive that BONDS the windshield in place)
- Then finally, install new mouldings and reattach the mirror and accessories.
Windshield replacement is especially important for the safety of you and your passengers. If you have a crack or chip in your windshield, it’s important to get it replaced as soon as possible. Otherwise, the damage will only get worse over time.
According to Glass.com, you should replace your windshield when:
- The glass is tempered, not laminated
- The crack is longer than one inch
- The crack or chip is deep enough that it went more than halfway into the windshield.
- The crack or chip extends to the outside edge of the windshield
Be sure to consult with Bond Auto Glass if you need help deciding whether your windshield should be repaired or replaced.
And remember to fix a damaged windshield as soon as possible. A small chip can spread across the windshield if you hit a big pothole, drive on a bumpy road or make an aggressive turn.
Under Florida Statute §627.7288, if you have comprehensive car insurance coverage or combined additional coverage, your windshield is covered. It is in the best interest of the public for motor vehicles to have safe windshields.
Florida has a law that prohibits insurance companies from charging a deductible or raising insurance premiums for windshield glass repair or replacement.
Can Bond Auto Glass replace my windshield even though my insurance company is pushing me to use Safelite?
The simple answer is YES! You shouldn’t feel like your insurance company is bullying you into using a specific contractor to repair or replace your windshield in Florida.
You have the right to choose any contractor you like to repair your windshield. Just make sure to check their reviews. Research contractors in your area to ensure you’re getting the best contractor for the job.
Contact Bond Auto Glass today if you have any questions about the claims process or if you would like to schedule an appointment to get your windshield replaced.