Auto Glass FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions for auto glass services that we get from customers that might help you out!

Whats the difference between my windshield and the other glass in my car?

Your windshield is made of laminate glass  which cracks when impacted upon. This glass is made with a plastic interlayer known as PVB (Poly vital butyrol) this material is what holds the two layers of glass together, and assists to keep occupants within the cabin of a vehicle and avoid ejection  in the case of a head on collision. The rest of the glass on a vehicle is known as tempered glass, this glass is known to shatter upon impact. The reason distributors make this glass to shatter, is to assist in avoiding injury when the glass is impacted upon, to the occupants inside the cab of a vehicle in the case of  a side or rear collision.

How does my windshield protect me?

The windshield in an American automotive vehicle is a regulated safety device with the same priority level of a seat belt. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) states that the windshield needs to protect occupants by so many pounds per square inch, with the bonding of automotive urethane around the complete perimeter of the windshield glass. This is designed to support occupants coming toward it in the case of a collision, to prevent ejection. The windshield is one of the main contributors in the support of the front framing of the A-pillars of an automotive vehicle in the case of a roll over.

I have a crack or a chip in my windshield, how important is it to fix?

It is extremely important to fix your windshield as soon as the outer or inner layers of glass have been compromised. Each chip or crack deteriorates the integrity of the glass, and its purpose to protect occupants.

What is OEM glass?

The term OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. The meaning to this term relates to the auto glass industry meaning that an automotive maker or partner that had originally developed parts or concepts for the vehicle when it was first produced. As a consumer, it is important to understand that there is no significant difference in standards of OEM equipment an aftermarket part maker, as they are all required to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to be eligible to be installed in a vehicle. Commonly, an OEM piece of equipment will have the vehicle’s manufacturing logo on the glass product.

What is OEE glass?

The term OEE stands for Original Equipment Equivalent. The meaning to this term relates to the auto glass industry meaning that an automotive maker or partner has the current licensing to develop parts for a vehicle when the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) contract expires. As a consumer, it is important to understand that there is no significant difference in standards of OEE equipment and OEM equipment part makers, as they are all required to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to be eligible to be installed in a vehicle.

What do I need to know to choose the right auto glass company?

As a consumer, it is extremely important that you choose an auto glass company that is reputable through many sources such as the state’s Better Business Bureau, and a local Corporation Commission. Your windshield is a safety feature of your vehicle so an installer must be experienced. Company’s of great standing have lifetime warranty on workmanship and defects, and can present many positive customer reviews.

Whats the best warranty in the auto glass business?

In the auto glass business, the greatest warranty is one providing a lifetime guarantee on all workmanship and defects of a product and installation. Company’s that offer short warranties may not be able to confidently guarantee their work, and may not have quality services. A glass company that is honest and holds strong integrity, will guarantee a proper warranty. If a customer provides a shop with a product, the warranty may change, as a company can not guarantee the effectiveness of a product they did not purchase, but can guarantee the installation.

Which is better, mobile auto glass services, or in shop services?

Mobile or in shop automotive glass services are offered for convenience of the customer. Some auto glass shops may request a customer to come in shop, if a specific part requires multiple people or specific tools and devices. Most of all auto glass services can be down mobile unless weather permits a safe removal and installation.

What does windshield replacement cost in Phoenix?

  • With insurance: With a $0.00 deductible and full glass coverage through your insurance, you can expect to pay $0.00 for a complete windshield replacement.
  • Without insurance: Without insurance, you can expect to pay a fair and reasonable rate specific to the year make and model of your vehicle. Depending on the year of your vehicle, you may experience a recalibration price as well.

What insurance covers windshield replacement in Phoenix?

Windshield replacements in Phoenix, Arizona are completely covered by all insurance companies offering a comprehensive insurance plan.

What is the best windshield replacement company in Phoenix?

The best windshield replacement company in Phoenix, Arizona is a company with a lifetime warranty on all workmanship and defects, honesty and integrity within their work, as well as a company that works with trusted and preferred technicians with years of glass installation experience.

What is the average windshield replacement cost in Phoenix?

The average windshield replacement cost in Phoenix, Arizona ranges from $150 to $1,200 without any additional calibration or installation fees. Due to the large range of possible vehicles in the state, the windshield replacement price varies depending on the year, make, and model of a vehicle.

What is a deductible for windshield replacement in Phoenix?

Due to the large amount of debris and particles flying around in the Arizona air, most of all windshield replacements are covered through a comprehensive policy. If a deductible is applicable to your glass insurance, you can expect a range from either $0.00 to $1,000 for your deductible. In this case, your insurance will pay for anything after your deductible has been met.

Will windshield replacement raise my insurance in Phoenix?

In the state of Arizona, law ARS 20-263 states that all “no fault claims” for a windshield replacement will not increase the rates of your insurance. No fault claims are considered to be an incident where rocks from other vehicles are kicked up, vandalism, natural disasters etc. all of these situations are subject to be protected by the Arizona laws, to not increase your insurance rates.

Will insurance cover windshield replacement in Phoenix?

With comprehensive glass coverage through any insurance, your windshield replacement in Phoenix, Arizona, will be covered. However, if you do not have comprehensive glass coverage, you can expect to pay a deductible anywhere from $0.00 – $1,000.00.

Will Progressive cover windshield replacement in Phoenix?

Progressive covers all windshield replacements for customers with comprehensive glass insurance in Phoenix, Arizona. If a customer has a deductible, they are to pay the full deductible, and the insurance company will pay the remaining balance with the glass shop.

Will Geico cover windshield replacement in Phoenix?

Geico covers all windshield replacements for customers with comprehensive glass insurance in Phoenix, Arizona. If a customer has a deductible, they are to pay the full deductible, and the insurance company will pay the remaining balance with the glass shop.

Will USAA cover windshield replacement in Phoenix?

USAA covers all windshield replacements for customers with comprehensive glass insurance in Phoenix, Arizona. If a customer has a deductible, they are to pay the full deductible, and the insurance company will pay the remaining balance with the glass shop.

Will my insurance cover windshield replacement in Phoenix?

If you have comprehensive glass coverage through your insurance, your windshield replacement should be completely covered. However if you do not have comprehensive glass coverage, you can expect to pay a deductible of $100 up to $1000.

Will insurance pay for windshield replacement in Phoenix?

If you have comprehensive glass coverage through your insurance, your windshield replacement should be completely covered. However if you do not have comprehensive glass coverage, you can expect to pay a deductible of $100 up to $1000.

Will car insurance cover windshield replacement in Phoenix?

If you have comprehensive glass coverage through your car insurance, your windshield replacement will be completely covered by your insurance. However if you do not have comprehensive glass coverage, you can expect to pay a deductible of $100 up to $1000.

Will auto insurance cover windshield replacement in Phoenix?

If you have comprehensive glass coverage through your auto insurance, your windshield replacement will be completely covered by your insurance. However if you do not have comprehensive glass coverage, you can expect to pay a deductible of $100 up to $1000.

Who is the cheapest windshield replacement in Phoenix?

When searching for the cheapest windshield replacement in Phoenix, Arizona, it is important to remember the value and safety that a proper windshield replacement provides to not only your vehicle, but to yourself and passengers. Auto Glass Direct & Tint LLC. offers the greatest prices with the highest quality for all automotive glass needs in the state of Arizona.

Who is the best windshield replacement company in Phoenix?

Auto Glass Direct & Tint LLC. (AGD) is the highest quality windshield replacement company in Phoenix, Arizona. AGD has the #1 Trusted and preferred technicians. AGD has the greatest installation rates and satisfied customers.

How much is windshield replacement in Phoenix?

Windshield replacement costs in the Phoenix, Arizona ranges from $150 to $1,200 without any additional calibration or installation fees. Due to the large range of possible vehicles in the state, the windshield replacement price varies depending on the year, make, and model of a vehicle.

How long does windshield replacement in Phoenix take?

The average windshield replacement in Phoenix, Arizona takes an hour to an hour and a half.

How much is a windshield replacement without insurance in Phoenix?

A windshield replacement without insurance in Phoenix, Arizona is dependent on the year, make and model of the vehicle. Customers without insurance can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $1,200.

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