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the Cost of Replacing a Car Windshield

Price 
Location 
Year 
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Description
$ 339
Mar 2008
Seattle, WA
Subaru Impreza WRX
2003
Windshield replacement at my home  more... close row

Description of service

The windshield was cracked, so I had to have it completely replaced. The guy came to my house, put in the new windshield, redid the weatherstripping, reattached the rearview mirror (it attaches directly to the glass), and hauled away the old windshield. He also vacuumed out the inside of the car when he was done.

By request, he also reattached some molding that had come loose -- no extra charge!


Review of Service

He was running a little late, but otherwise everything was fantastic. He clearly knew his business -- he laid a towel on the roof of the car before laying his tools on it (to save the paint), he moved quickly and efficiently. All in all it took under an hour.

After a couple of days, I realized that something he had done caused rainwater to leak into the passenger side foot space. I called him and he came back out and replaced the incorrect part that had allowed the water in.


Tips

1) Either hope for a sunny day, or find a covered parking area to have the work done.

2) Apparently there are two ways to install a new windshield, either add more glue to the existing seal, or replace the seal entirely. According to this guy, the latter is better.

3) Oftentimes small chips can be filled before they become cracks, which means you don't have to replace the whole windshield. Be proactive!


$ 180
Apr 2008
Las Vegas, NV
Toyota Solara
2005
Replaced windshield with lifetime guarantee  more... close row
$ 285
Dec 2007
Huntington, WV
Chevy Lumina Van
1996
Seal around windshield leaked after replacement  more... close row
$ 300
Nov 2007
Canton, MI
Ford Contour Sedan
1995
Mobile windshield service for growing crack in glass  more... close row
$ 500
Feb 2008
Fredericksburg, Virginia
BMW 330Ci
2003
Price for windshield replacement with rain sensor technology  more... close row
$ 0
Feb 2008
Tempe, AZ
Ford Crown Victoria
2003
Windshield replaced after damaged by a stone  more... close row
$ 300
Apr 2007
Lincoln, Nebraska
Chevy Cavalier
1996
Windshield replacement after a brick thrown through it  more... close row
$ 280
Oct 2007
Houston, TX
Ford Contour
1995
Car windshield replaced after hitting a deer  more... close row
$ 325
Feb 2006
Oakland, CA
Toyota Corolla
2000
On call windshield replacement  more... close row
$ 180
Jan 2008
athens ohio
Winter windshield replacement  more... close row
$ 330
Aug 2006
La Crosse, WI
Chrysler Sebring
1997
Expensive window replacement  more... close row
$ 600
Dec 2006
Berlin, NJ
Chevy equinox
2006
Quick and easy windshield replacement  more... close row
$ 130
Mar 2008
sparta,nc
chevrolet cavlier
2000
Cracked windshield replacement  more... close row