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the Cost of Replacing a Car Window

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$ 135
Dec 2007
Louisville, Kentucky
Ford Aerostar
Replacement drivers side window  more... close row
$ 110
Mar 2008
Huntington, WV
Chevrolet Lumina
Replaced automatic window in car  more... close row
$ 120
Mar 2008
Middletown, CT
Ford Explorer Sport
Excellent service on passenger window replacement  more... close row
$ 250
Sep 2007
Warminster, Pa
Ford Escort
Door taken apart to replace window  more... close row
$ 160
Apr 2006
Monticello, AR
GMC Sierra
Window replaced after run-in with a tree  more... close row
$ 100
Dec 2007
Garland, TX
Honda Accord
Rear window replacement  more... close row
$ 100
Oct 2007
WIchita, KS
Chevrolet, Prizm
Replacing a broken rear window  more... close row
$ 130
Apr 2008
Anaheim, CA
Toyota Corolla
Estimate was less than price paid  more... close row

Description of service

Replace driver's side window that cracked. The motor that would roll the window glass up and down wasn't able to do so very well due to the glass having a crack in it. The cost of the glass itself wasn't very much since it was from a junk yard that the glass repairman went to while I waited at his shop. It was $30. The labor and taxes brought it up to $130. The labor included the time and effort spent going to the junk yard and looking for and pulling the part.

Review of Service

The initial quote was $90, but when the repairman opened the inside of the driver's side door and found all the cracked glass, he raised the price. It both did and didn't seem fair. On the one hand, he had to do some extra work to ensure that no pieces of glass remained in the door or went into the motor assembly, chain, pulley, etc. On the other, he had been doing this for some time and, given the situation at hand, should have been able to give a proper estimate the first time. His demeanor was such that bargaining was out of the question, so I ended up paying what he asked for.


The best thing to do is to shop around just like you would for anything else. I was short on time, so I couldn't do too much of that. Also, get a referral from someone other than your mechanic around the corner. It seemed like he had a cut of the price I paid going to him. Just a feeling, but nonetheless something I couldn't disregard. Don't do this on a rainy day!

$ 55
May 2006
Lawndale, CA
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Make sure you are getting a good deal at the mechanic  more... close row
$ 125
Feb 2007
Phoenix, Arizona
Toyoya Camry
National glass company replaced side window after break in  more... close row