How much does it cost to replace a windshield?

The replacement price of a new windshield takes into consideration many variables with cost ranging from $150.00 to over $1,000.00.

Why don't all windshields have the same price?

Variables may include the supply of a particular windshield versus the demand for that particular windshields as well as features related to or built into the windshield.  There comes a point in time when windshield manufacturers reduce output or simply stop producing windshields for certain vehicles altogether.  Windshield cost may be related to the year, make and model of the vehicle as well as popularity of the vehicle.  For instance, if you drive a newer, popular vehicle you may pay less than someone driving an older, less popular vehicle.  The windshield cost will also vary based on features built into the windshield such as rain sensing wipers or heated wiper rest area not to mention if you want Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM) glass or Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) glass. 

The only true way to know the windshield cost is to get as many quotes as possible but keep in mind that price alone should not drive the purchase decision.  Compare windshield glass warranties, wind noise and water leakage warranties as well as the certification and credentials of the installing technician.  Lastly, consider the financial strength and length of operation of the auto glass replacement company as you will want peace of mind knowing any warranty provided will be honored.

Find the exact windshield cost for your vehicle by using any of the free online quoting systems from below:


Will my car insurance pay for a new windshield?


In order for your insurance company to help with the repair or replacement of your windshield you must have comprehensive coverage.  State law requires you to have liability insurance coverage where as comprehensive coverage is optional once a vehicle is no longer financed.

Assuming you have comprehensive coverage you must then look at your deductible.  The deductible is the amount you are responsible for paying on each comprehensive claim.  The comprehensive deductible is chosen by you, not the insurance company, when you purchase or renew your policy.

It is important to get windshield price quotes so that you can compare the cost of the windshield replacement to your comprehensive deductible.

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