Is a Windshield Warranty Worth It?

Windshields are breakable and usually require some sort of maintenance over time. If you're looking to protect yourself from the potential expense of windshield repair or replacement, there are two types of warranties available: limited and extended.

A limited warranty, or manufacturer's warranty, comes with the car at no extra cost. However, many of these plans cover only some parts — and all eventually have an expiration date.

That's where an extended warranty, or a windshield warranty protection plan, can help. You can buy this plan at most auto dealerships. Keep in mind that coverage will vary depending on the dealer.

Buying a windshield warranty protection plan ensures that you never have to worry about the state of your windshield. Car dealership technicians will fix them right up, no matter the issue.

Learn more about protection plans in this article that goes over the following topics:

What Windshield Warranty Protection Plans Include

A windshield warranty protection plan can be a great way to maintain the condition of your car. If the glass cracks, chips, breaks, or experiences any other defective situation, many protection plans will cover the cost of labor.

Keep in mind that most warranties do not cover the price of the glass. Most plans also won't cover damage if it results from a traffic accident or vandalism. For those situations, you'll want to file an insurance claim with your provider to see if the damage will be covered.  

Auto glass plans and length of coverage will vary depending on the repair shop. Also, some shops may not offer warranty coverage on windshield or rear window replacements if they have rust around the frame that holds the glass. This is because rust can make it harder to achieve a balanced seal where the frame and replacement glass meet.

FAQs about Windshield Warranty and Replacement

Does a car warranty cover windshield replacement?
Yes, the vehicle manufacturer's warranty should cover all damage, including windshield replacement. Keep in mind that this is a limited lifetime warranty, so you'll have to check with the manufacturer.

Why should I get windshield replacement coverage?
Getting windshield replacement coverage can save you money in the long run if you need repairs. It also helps you maintain the condition of your car on a continuous basis.

Does my insurance policy cover broken glass?
Broken glass is part of your Comprehensive Physical Damage coverage, which typically includes a deductible. Check your auto insurance policy to see if you are covered.  

Is windshield damage covered by warranty?
Yes, most extended warranties should cover repairs on your windshield. The types of damage include glass cracks, breaks, or any other defective situation.

What should I check after windshield replacement?
It's important to closely look at your windshield after installation. Check for gaps or bubbles in the seal around your windshield. Make sure to see if the specialist properly installed your windshield gasket. Lastly, take your car for a spin to listen for any air noise or rattles around the installation.

Our Windshield Warranty Protection Plan

Our Windshield Protection Plan is free when we replace your windshield. The plan covers unlimited repairs or a single glass windshield replacement within 12 months of when we install your windshield. The damage we cover is also limited to normal road hazards.

We offer a number of windshield replacement options that may be best suited for your needs. If your windshield can be safely repaired, our experts will always select that option. This helps save time and money — and it doesn't affect the remainder of your coverage.

Damage sustained from collisions, vandalism, or fraud is not covered. Large vehicles like Class A motor coaches and buses, Class 7 vehicles, or Class 8 heavy-duty trucks are also excluded.  

You must also report any claims to the Glass Doctor location that conducted your installation.

Our service experts don't just work to resolve the problem — we help protect you from future issues. Request an appointment online or call (833) 974-0209 to learn more about our plan and how it can help protect your vehicle's windshield.