How to Prepare for Your Window Repair

Windshield Replacement

Written ByStacy Nass

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The last thing you want to happen is for a rock or baseball to hit the windshield of your car and cause it to shatter. But with these six simple steps, you will be prepared for any window repair that may occur.

Call a car glass repair specialist

This is the first step, and can be done before anything else. Call a car glass repair specialist to diagnose your window’s damage so that you know what needs to happen next.

Take pictures of the damage to your windshield, and write down the date and time it happened.

This is important so that you can prove how long your vehicle’s window needs repair. It will also help when you contact insurance companies or file a claim if needed for reimbursement. If possible, take a video as well — this may be required for certain insurance claims.

Find out if you have any insurance that will cover the cost of repairing your windshield.

Glass repair can be expensive out of pocket. But the good news is, you don’t always have to go it alone!  If you have insurance coverage for your vehicle’s windows, call your insurer to find out how they will help with the cost. You might not have any insurance coverage for window repairs, but it’s worth checking with  your insurance company to find out.

If not, call a car glass repair specialist for an estimate on how much it will cost to fix.

You may also want to ask for a few different estimates in order to get the best deal. When you’re looking at your repair options, make sure that the shop is qualified and licensed since this could be dangerous if they don’t know what they are doing. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau online or in person about any complaints against certain companies that provide services like this one. This is important, so you don’t get ripped off.

Get in touch with your insurance company — they can help you get compensation for damages done to your vehicle’s windows 

In some cases, you may be able to file a claim with your insurance company, and they’ll cover the damages incurred from window repairs — but in other instances you might need to pay out of pocket. Ask them what is covered under their policy before filing a claim, so you don’t end up spending more than necessary. If your car has been in an accident and the windows are completely shattered, it will be best to get them replaced by professionals.

Keep these tips in mind when updating or repairing any broken glass for your vehicle – but if you’re ever unsure of what  to do, it’s always best to call a professional.


Keeping these tips in mind when updating or repairing any broken glass on your vehicle makes things easier and faster, so there’s no need to spend unnecessary money or effort.  If you’re unsure of what to do, it’s always best to call a professional. Ultimately, we’re here to help at any stage of the process. Give us a call today.