4 Ways That Auto Glass Replacement Can Save You Money

4 Ways That Auto Glass Replacement Can Save You Money

If your car needs auto glass replacement, it should be taken care of as soon as possible. Cracked and broken windshields may lead to accidents, injuries, traffic citations, court costs, and more. There aren’t many good reasons to avoid auto glass replacement, and most repair companies can send a technician to your location to minimize inconvenience. 

1. Avoid Tickets

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with large cracks in most jurisdictions. The cost of the ticket will vary from one location to another, and may even entail a court appearance and consequent fines. Auto glass replacement is much more affordable than court fees, and legal compliance will help you avoid being pulled over at the whim of a passing officer.

2. Prevent Accidents

It is not uncommon for a cracked or broken windshield to obscure at least a portion of your visual awareness while driving. In turn, not having a clear view of what is happening in the immediate area has the potential to cause crashes, hitting road debris, and other accidents. Additionally, if you are in an accident and it was caused by your broken windshield, you may be charged with the incident and receive additional fines for operating a vehicle improperly.

3. Manage Insurance Costs

Insurance companies, like law enforcement officers, regard an intact windshield as a necessary piece of equipment on the roads. If your insurance company knows you have a damaged windscreen, they can refuse to renew your policy or charge an increased premium based on the risks involved in insuring the vehicle. If you haven’t already done so, talk to your insurance agent about windshield replacement coverage. It is included with some policies but can be added as a rider to others, often replacing broken windshields at no cost to you.

4. Restore Structural Integrity

Believe it or not, the windows and windshield of your vehicle provide anywhere from 45 to 65 percent of the structural integrity of the cab. If you do get into an accident with a broken windshield, the damage may be greater than expected, including exposing the occupants to flying debris– which is partially comprised of the broken glass of the windscreen itself.

Windshield replacement is not as expensive as you may think, and keeping your auto glass in good condition is valuable to you in many ways. Arranging auto glass replacement doesn’t even have to interfere with your busy schedule, up to and including billing your insurance company if the service is covered.

Dan’s Glass — Residential Glass and Commercial Glass 

Dan’s Glass has provided quality and professional services for auto glass, commercial glass, and residential glass since 1979. Contact us today for a free quote on our glass services.

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