What Is the Cost to Replace My Windshield?

When your windshield is cracked, chipped or shattered, it needs to be repaired or replaced in order to keep the safety of your vehicle in check. 

Glass Doctor® experts will provide repair and replacement service and work with your insurance or auto warranty company to offer an affordable price. Call 855-603-1919 for an estimate today.

Factors that Affect Windshield Replacement Costs

The price of a windshield repair is subject to your specific vehicle and type of damage sustained by the glass, which will influence the cost to replace your windshield. Typically, a replacement will cost more if the glass is customized in some way, including:

  • Luxury vehicles, like Mercedes or Audi, may cost more for a windshield replacement due to their specific dimensions.
  • Sensors that are based on the windshield may increase the price of your replacement, because the glass will have to accommodate this feature.
  • Tinted glass will also have a higher price tag, considering that the windshield will have to be altered after installation.
  • Collectible cars, as expected, will cost more to replace the windshield depending on how difficult it is to locate a proper replacement.

The cost to replace your windshield may be more than a repair, but a proper installation is necessary to ensure that your vehicle complies with driver safety standards.

Keeping Replacement Costs Low

Some insurance companies will waive your deductible and pay for windshield chip repair costs in full. If you have an auto warranty, check your specific contract to see if your provider covers windshield repairs or replacements. If it is determined that your windshield needs to be completely replaced, Glass Doctor works with your insurance company. We handle the paperwork and deal directly with your insurance company to make the process simple and easy for you.

Our glass specialists are also specially trained to evaluate whether a repair—rather than a replacement—is possible, and we always do our best to save you time and money.

Does My Windshield Need to Be Replaced?

Extreme weather, rocks and flying debris can cause chips and cracks in your vehicle’s front windshield. Regardless of whether a repair or replacement is needed, damaged windshields should be taken care of as soon as possible before they worsen. The windshield provides 60% of a car’s structural integrity in the event of a rollover.

Also keep in mind that, in many states, driving with a damaged windshield is illegal and can earn you a ticket.

Why Glass Doctor?

Since 1962, our Glass Doctor auto glass experts have been servicing the glass needs of communities throughout the U.S. Our prices match or beat the national averages, and our service is second to none. We also work with businesses whose auto fleets need multiple glass repairs. Additionally, we offer:

  • Upfront pricing—so you know what to expect
  • Working with your insurance company to give you an affordable price on windshield repairs
  • Flexible scheduling for appointments
  • Quality workmanship

Glass Doctor Windshield Protection Plan

Glass Doctor is committed to service, professionalism and great value. You can expect our work to meet the standards set by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC). But we don’t stop there. Save even more money with several protection and road hazard plans that extend the life of your auto glass and windshields.

The Windshield Protection Plan is provided to you at no cost when we replace your windshield. It covers unlimited repairs or a single replacement within 12 months of the original windshield installation date.

Future Installation Option

With the addition of our Future Installation Option, the installation expenses of labor, adhesives, and moldings would also be covered. Valid for Windshield Protection Plan replacement only.

Hydrophobic Coating

Hydrophobic coating remarkably improves vision in the rain, repels rain, snow, and sleet, and reduces glare in the rain, especially at night. Hydrophobic coating lasts for months in normal driving conditions. With original windshield installation only.

Wiper Blades

By adding windshield wiper blades, you can experience unsurpassed performance and moisture removal in all types of climates and driving speeds. Glass Doctor wiper blades reduced haze and streaks and provide effective resistance to ozone, UV rays, and road chemicals. With original windshield installation only.

Full-Service Plan

For our highest level of protection, we offer our Full-Service Plan that provides a discount for choosing all three options-- the Future Installation Option, hydrophobic coating, and Wiper Blades.

ADAS Future Calibration Option-- If your vehicle is equipped with an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), you can select this option upon installation of your original windshield. ADAS is built into your vehicle designed to help already prevalent safety systems – from adaptive cruise control to automated braking. Our service professionals will calibrate your systems after a windshield replacement.


Call Glass Doctor for a Windshield Replacement Quote

At Glass Doctor, our auto glass experts offer friendly service and affordable solutions when you need it. Talk with one of our experts about the cost to replace your windshield.

Call us today at 855-603-1919.



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