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Old 10-03-2003, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pebble/stone crack on windshield...

It's less than the size of a quarter. Should I get it replaced or fixed? Can anyone recommend a good place in NoCal? Sorry if it's been asked before, the search engine is down.
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Old 10-03-2003, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I suggest have it fixed - You can buy a kit in auto store to fix it for like 10$-20$, bu...


I suggest have it fixed - You can buy a kit in auto store to fix it for like 10$-20$, but call some local auto shop to see how much they charge to fix it professionally.
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Old 10-04-2003, 05:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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check with your insurance company. here in florida, windshields are replaced at no cost due to cracks, etc.
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Old 10-04-2003, 04:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd have it fixed by a good glass shop. It's never quite the same when they replace the ...


I'd have it fixed by a good glass shop. It's never quite the same when they replace the windshield.
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Old 10-05-2003, 11:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Insurance probably covers it 100%

I had a similar issue on another car. It turned out that my insurance company pointed us to a shop who sent a repair man to our house to check it, determined it could be fixed (vs replaced), and thus the insurance covered it at 100%.

The problem with the fix (vs replace) is that it definitely wasn't perfect afterwards. The chip was dead center in the drivers view, and after the repair looked like a bit of a dirty spot on the window. Of course, replacing the window also has risks.

One thing for sure... If you leave the chip/crack, it will spread -- especially when the weather turns cold!
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