Car Window Replacement and Repair

When the glass on your car door shatters or is damaged, it’s important to replace it as soon as possible. Aside from uncomfortable conditions caused by a missing or damaged car window, the situation can also obstruct the driver’s ability to see the road and spot road hazards in time to avoid a collision. Glass Doctor® offers professional auto window replacement services on your schedule.

Need car window repair or replacement services now? Call 833-974-0209 or request an appointment online.

Expect the Best From Glass Doctor®

From a break-in to a stray softball and everything in between—we’ve seen it all.  Our glass replacement experts are extensively trained in all types of car window replacement and we follow Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) best practices and are registered with the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council (AGRSS) to ensure your auto glass replacement is performed to the highest standard. When it comes to auto glass replacement, we never cut corners.

Graphic of reasons to trust Glass Doctor. Peace of Mind, Expertise, Custom Solutions, High Quality Service, Speed to Service.

Our Auto Window Replacement Service

Structurally sound side windows are vital to the safety of the driver and passengers. A missing or damaged side window makes a vehicle unsafe to operate. We offer expert automotive window glass replacement for the following:

  • Door Glass: Clarity and an uninhibited view for driver-side and passenger side windows are vital to the safe operation of the vehicle. Replacing door glass requires experience to ensure seamless operation with the power window regulator.
  • Sunroofs and Moonroofs: A shattered or damaged sunroof or moonroof exposes your vehicle to further damage from water, dirt, and debris. This type of replacement requires the right expertise and equipment to ensure the roof glass is properly installed and sealed to prevent exposure to the elements.
  • Quarter Glass: Quarter glass or a valance window is the small piece of glass found behind the doors and above the rear wheel. Replacement requires expertise and attention to detail.
  • Power Window Regulators: Modern vehicle windows are controlled by a mechanism called a “power window regulator.” When a power window regulator fails, your car window can get stuck in the open, closed, or half-up position. A side window that is stuck open or half open can lead to vehicle theft and further damage. We have the experience to replace your power window regulator so your window operates properly again.

Our Car Window Replacement Process

Your local Glass Doctor service professional is thoroughly trained to replace your window auto glass following industry standard best practices, as recommended by the AGSC.

 Here is our auto glass replacement process:

  1. We carefully remove any broken glass.
  2. We also remove any glass fragments contained within the window frame—which often requires removing the interior door panel.
  3. We peel back the window seal or vapor barrier.
  4. We install the new window.
  5. We test the new window with the power window regulator to ensure smooth operation.
  6. We replace the window seal and/or vapor barrier.
  7. We then re-install the interior door fixtures or panel.

After your window replacement is complete, try to avoid extreme conditions, like door slamming and intense usage. Taking such precautions will allow the adhesives to cure properly and limit the stress on your new window.

Why Choose Glass Doctor for Car Window Replacement Service

Your vehicle should be safe to drive and safe to park. A broken or otherwise damaged car window may make your car dangerous to drive and may leave your vehicle vulnerable to thieves. Don’t wait! If your car windows have sustained damage, choose Glass Doctor to fix your panes.

With over 270 locations across North America and mobile service availability, there’s a great chance that there’s a Glass Doctor location near you.

Graphic of 5 star review of Glass Doctor for being family owned, experienced, caring, and professional

Need Windshield or Back Glass Replacement?

Have a damaged windshield or rear window that needs repair or replacement? Your local Glass Doctor offers windshield repair and replacement services on your schedule. Visit our windshield services page to learn more.

Tips On What To Do When Your Car Window Breaks

In the event of window breakage, it’s important to remain calm and ensure the safety of both yourself and your passengers. After this is done, follow these steps:

Secure the Area: If you were driving when the breakage occurred, if possible, pull off to a parking lot or side street to further assess the damage. This prevents further hazards and gives you a controlled environment to address the damage.

Protect Yourself: Use gloves and safety glasses, if available, to protect yourself from injury during cleanup.

Cover the Window: Use a plastic bag, tarp, or any available material to temporarily cover the broken window. This can help prevent further damage that may be caused by weather and secures the vehicle interior.

Contact a Professional: Reach out to an auto glass repair professional as soon as possible. An experienced pro will provide guidance on the next steps, including whether it's safe to drive the car to a service location or if mobile service is required.

File an Insurance Claim: If your insurance policy covers glass damage, contact your provider to initiate a claim. Provide them with the necessary information and follow their instructions. Be sure to get clarification on whether filing a claim will raise future rates to make a fully informed decision.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Window Replacement

Does Glass Doctor Offer Mobile Window Replacement?

Due to the complexity of car window repairs, this service needs to be completed at a Glass Doctor location. Keeping the interior of car doors clean is paramount as dust and debris may affect the function of the window’s power regulator.  Performing a window replacement in one of our locations ensures our service professional has all the tools required to complete the job in a timely manner.

Is Car Window Replacement Covered by My Insurance?

Most vehicle insurance policies do cover car window replacement service As part of our window replacement service, Glass Doctor we’ll contact your insurance company to verify your policy covers our glass replacement service. Glass Doctor works with all major insurance carriers— and can even handle the insurance filing for you.

How Long Does It Take to Replace A Car Door Window?

A car door window replacement typically takes between 1 and 2 hours, but may vary depending on the type of window and your specific vehicle.

How Do You Cover A Broken Car Door Window?

Wearing protective gloves, carefully clear any loose glass from the window frame and interior. Then, use a large plastic bag or thick plastic sheeting to cover the broken window – make sure it overlaps the edges of the frame. Tape the plastic securely in place using strong adhesive tape, starting from the top and working your way down. This temporary cover helps keep out the elements until you can arrange for a professional car window replacement service.