Many people may be wondering if it is safe to purchase used auto glass. Purchasing new windshields can be expensive, but you may not know what the quality of used auto glass is like. This article will help educate you about whether or not purchasing used auto glass is a wise decision for your car.
1) Cheaper isn’t always better
When it comes to repairing your automobile, you get what you pay for. In most cases, the same idea applies when acquiring auto glass as well. It’s illegal in Minnesota for any business to sale a damaged windshield and even if they did follow all of the laws on paper that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a high chance of future breakage under impact from an object or storm debris like hail stones.
2) Glass Removal Causes Damage
Many people mistakenly believe it is much harder to install a windshield than remove one, but this could not be further from the truth. When you purchase a used windshield, chances are that another owner removed it with little care and caused damage to the glass in the process.
No windshield has ever been designed to be removed. Manufacturers and auto glass repair shops use heavy-duty adhesives and sealants so the car can remain under warranty, but when an authorized collector or parts supplier removes one it typically breaks in many small cracks which are not fixable.
3) Insurance may cover a windshield replacement
If you’re considering used auto glass because you’re worried about the cost of a windshield replacement, know that most insurance companies will cover it and won’t raise your premiums.
If you’re unsure whether your insurance policy covers auto glass replacement, call and ask. Some providers will cover the full cost of a new windshield while others only pay for specific percentage in order to make up the difference on an invoice that could be expensive without any financial assistance from their company.
The best way to get the protection you need is with a new windshield! With so many options out there for quality, safe glass at an affordable price, it’s not worth risking your safety.
If you need a new windshield, we have what you’re looking for. With 15 locations in the Twin Cities and years of experience behind us, your auto glass service is just one call away. We specialize in repair and replacement jobs with a variety of makes/models to choose from–give it a try!