Working with auto glass is usually a pain, especially if you’re trying to do it yourself. That’s why it’s always good to have partners, like a good auto insurance company and a good glass repair/replacement company. For my money, there’s nothing better than making a phone call, and having someone come to my office and fix my glass while I sit inside all cozy!
If that’s not the service you’re getting, here are the mistakes you’re making!
DIY kits are almost always trouble. If you have damaged auto glass you think you can repair yourself, you’re probably wrong. The fixes are never as good as a professional can do, and your time and money can be better spent taking the car to a repair shop.
Your putting yourself and anyone who rides in your vehicle in danger with that repair, and the time spent on it isn’t worth it because you’ll have to redo it a few times and then take it in, which will probably result in a full replacement.
Not Getting The Right Insurance
You have insurance, right? Then use it! Ideally, you should have a $0 glass deductible on your insurance, meaning you can use it at any time to get your glass repaired or replaced for $0 upfront; your insurance takes care of all the costs, you just continue paying your monthly premium.
If you don’t have $0 glass deductible, or don’t have insurance at all, you’ll need to get on that. Otherwise contact a local auto glass company you trust and see if you can work out a payment plan.
Not Getting Problems Taken Care Of Right Away
You got a rock in your windshield, but you’re still driving around two days later? You’re crazy. That windshield could crack and split while you’re driving down the highway, possibly causing you to create an accident! That puts your life, the life of anyone in your vehicle and those driving near you in grave danger. This is a problem which needs to be taken care of nearly immediately. With the right insurance and the right auto glass company, they will actually come to your car wherever it is and replace the auto glass right there!
Not Shopping Around For A Glass Repair Company
When speaking with your insurance, most states won’t allow them to recommend an auto glass company to you so you’ll need to shop around on your own. Be sure to check the online reviews of each shop and don’t be afraid to call in and speak with them. Sometimes it’s easier to choose one closer to work, one closer to home or one that does mobile repair (where they come to you). Just be sure to shop around!