: windshield crack out of nowhere!



Ross L
07-08-10, 06:42 PM
My wife was driving home from work yesterday. She was on a divided highway with no cars in sight. Something hit the passenger side of the windshield followed by a crack across the glass. She said she watched the crack progress until she got home. Now its several inches long:mad2: Now I need to find a reliable company to replace the glass( and tint the windows while they're at it:sneaky:)Oh well.

Club Malibu
07-08-10, 06:56 PM
Sucks.

Is this on the V?

Tell us the repair bill.

mannyz
07-08-10, 10:42 PM
This happened to me on the way to the strip. By the time I got home the crack was about 11 inches long. Safelite is charging me 261 to replace it with rainsense still on.

Prof
07-08-10, 11:11 PM
My wife was driving home from work yesterday. She was on a divided highway with no cars in sight. Something hit the passenger side of the windshield followed by a crack across the glass. She said she watched the crack progress until she got home. Now its several inches long:mad2: Now I need to find a reliable company to replace the glass( and tint the windows while they're at it:sneaky:)Oh well.

There are windshields and then there are windshields...really!

Call a reputable shop, get them to describe the difference between the kinds that are used for replacement...there are several different quality levels. Demand OEM or better...in quality...then be sure that those that pull the old windshield are very careful to not scrape the paint...those knife scrapes will be the first rust you find on the car...

Be very careful and demanding...

I let insurance take care of a classic Volvo that had a broken windshield and in five years I was seeing bubbles under the paint at the corners of the windshield...I was really pissed. To add insult to injury, a friend of mine rode in the Volvo and the first thing he mentioned was that I had a really cheap replacement windshield...he is the owner of a glass shop...

Luna.
07-08-10, 11:44 PM
My wife was driving home from work yesterday. She was on a divided highway with no cars in sight. Something hit the passenger side of the windshield followed by a crack across the glass. She said she watched the crack progress until she got home. Now its several inches long:mad2: Now I need to find a reliable company to replace the glass( and tint the windows while they're at it:sneaky:)Oh well.

The front windshield is tinted?? :confused:

Ross L
07-08-10, 11:47 PM
Thanks for the info! Very helpful!!! I'll look into it tomorrow.

Cub Cadet
07-09-10, 01:37 PM
Mine cracked 1 month into driving the car. This was an easy fix for Safelite as they had the windshield in stock and came that day. I paid $100 deductible and watched them fix it from my office. I was happy. The guy masked off the area where he would be working so that nothing happened to the car.
I did not have the rainsense windshield... actually made specifically sure my car did not come with that. If you have the rainsense windshield, now would be the best time to replace it with the regular windshield.

Ross L
07-09-10, 01:52 PM
Why would I replace it with a standard(non rainsense) windshield. I like that feature. Makes no sense! ;-)

Prof
07-09-10, 02:24 PM
... Makes no sense! ;-)



:yup:;):p

sefa01
07-10-10, 12:05 PM
If the crack is under 6 inches, they can fix it without replacing the windshield and it's completely unnoticeable.

cbloveday
07-10-10, 12:56 PM
Why would I replace it with a standard(non rainsense) windshield. I like that feature. Makes no sense! ;-)

Non rainsense windshield weighs less. JK :bigroll: