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Anyone ever replace a windshield?

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Also, anyone have experience with replacing a windshield? Time? Cost? DIY? let me know, please!

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The windshield is glued in place. best handled by the pros like Safelite or other glass installers. Pretty sure installation is included with the purchase price. Last one I had replaced was around 200 bucks..
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You can get a price quote, from any automotive glass house. If you need rock chip repair. It’s sometime covered free under car insurance. We had our windshield replace free. Hail damage. Act of GOD. Insurance took care of it. Make sure the glass company tapes up the inside of the A pillars, when removing. The smart car windshield, is indented in. If not , they with scratch the insides of the A pillars. Since smart car windshields aren’t a common item. It took a week to order ours. Safelight came out to my work, and replaced it.

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I had mine replaced by Safelite a few years ago and it's been fine. (It was covered by insurance and I don't remember what they billed them.) BTW, they did have to come back the next day because they didn't put a new gel pack under the "hockey puck" rain sensor and it doesn't work without it.
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In the throws of a replacement now. Safelite quoted 350.00, local smaller shop was 250.00. I am, So busy right at this moment, but def have to replace it. So sad that it was owned by someone else for 11 yrs and not as much as a chip. 4 months and I get what amounts to brick to the window from a construction truck on the freeway, FML! I did get the info on the semi-truck. Ughhhh... -__-
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I would think insurance should cover it, or at least the company that owned the truck. If it came off the truck, that would be considered an unsecured load by the law enforcement types...
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I would think insurance should cover it, or at least the company that owned the truck. If it came off the truck, that would be considered an unsecured load by the law enforcement types...
Not in our state. A piece of junk part flew off a tow truck bed, on the highway. It hit the hood, of my brand new Grand Cherokee. Put a scrape large dent in the hood. I Called Santa Fe towing service about their truck. The Truck number was 132. I surprise I can remember that. They told me their not liable. Told me to contact my insurance company. I called the Kansas Highway patrol. They told me the same thing. Take it up with my insurance company. Rocks, and debris, fly off vehicles all the time, hit cars.
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Not in our state. A piece of junk part flew off a tow truck bed, on the highway. It hit the hood, of my brand new Grand Cherokee. Put a scrape large dent in the hood. I Called Santa Fe towing service about their truck. The Truck number was 132. I surprise I can remember that. They told me their not liable. Told me to contact my insurance company. I called the Kansas Highway patrol. They told me the same thing. Take it up with my insurance company. Rocks, and debris, fly off vehicles all the time, hit cars.
https://www.kare11.com/article/news/...s/89-458257570
not the case in Minnesota so it must be a state by state thing.
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not the case in Minnesota so it must be a state by state thing.
I’m really curious, if a Home Depot truck carrying a loaded of deck would be a different situation here. A 2x6 flying off. Dump trucks carrying rock etc, here are required have protected cover. That’s the law.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2016/im...tate.chart.pdf
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I had the W/S replaced in our '09 once about 3 years ago. our local shop had to special order the glass. they did a great job (no leaks since) but had issues with getting the right W/S. seems some were manufactured with a defect in the shading across the top and had warps or non-optically clear imperfections. cost us about $290 I think.
we went without the shading & had 6" window tint done down from the roof (which is our state's limitation for windshields). much better difference than the OEM shading.
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