Auto glass damage is sinister. It starts with a chip or fissure so small you can barely even see it. It grows into a problem that can threaten your safety unless you deal with it as soon as possible.
You’re doing the smart thing to think about insurance in circumstances like this.
Let’s break down the details.
Windshield repair is one of the most common, ordinary problems to have with your vehicle. A number of hazards can cause windshield damage to your windshield.
You will probably have to pay if something besides an accident caused your damage, you are likely to pay for it unless you have truly
comprehensive coverage. These plans tend to be more rare than partial coverage plans.
To know the specific details of your plan, your best bet is to get in touch with your insurance coverage. Even if you have a plan that says
it covers auto glass repair, look for exceptions or special cases under which you may be left paying out of pocket.
Please note that while Team Acme has worked with enough vehicle owners to be able to have a decent conversation about insurance, this is informal advice and should only be taken as such. Your best bet is to contact your provider directly ahead of time, or as soon as possible following an emergency.
You can do yourself a favor by comparing the cost of auto glass replacement and repair with the size of your comprehensive deductible. Depending on the circumstances, it can even be cheaper to pay out of pocket than file an insurance claim.
Under many cases, you won’t see insurance rates spike due to damage to your glass. If you are in a circumstance in which your rate would change based on your claim, consider the following mathematical example:
1.Cost of windshield repair/replacement = $250
2. Your deductible = $200
3. Insurance company covers $50
If you would still come out ahead when you factor in a change of rates, you should go ahead and make the claim. The point of this
illustration is to demonstrate that sometimes, when you’re dealing with insurance, you’re weighing short-term gains against long-term losses.
Team Acme is a vehicle detailing and auto glass repair and replacement shop for Henderson outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. We have helped a wide range of people repair and replace your windshield coverage, which means we have familiarity and exposure to a wide range of insurance situations. Our in-house experts would be happy to answer questions about auto glass replacement and repair. Contact us online to begin!