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    Who knows about windshield repair?

    There's a 15 inch long crack in my windshield, which looks like it was made by hand because there are palm prints all over it (Chicago...).

    Would it be possible to get this crack filled, or am I better off just replacing the windshield? I'm not opposed to replacing it if I have to, but I got into an accident a few weeks ago (the crack was not caused by the accident) and I really can't afford another major car-expense right now.

    Here's a few pictures of it, taken from the side because it can't be seen straight on.





    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Ouch. I believe the rule of thumb with resin is "smaller than a dollar bill". I had one like that and it got bigger whenever I slammed the doors.

    Do I see Snoop Dogg in the sticker on your windshield?

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Replacement is the only option on that one.

    Any windshield obstruction that you can't cover with a quarter is ticketable defective equipment.

    A windshield is not required by law.

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Can't be fixed. New windshield time. Insurance will cover it. Glass is a separate part of your policy.

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny kannapo View Post

    A windshield is not required by law.
    Hell with it then!


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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevillian273 View Post
    Do I see Snoop Dogg in the sticker on your windshield?
    Apparently (I had to go look at it to find out) that's Daniel Burnham. But I wouldn't be surprised if Snoop Dogg was on a future Chicago city sticker (aka the "$75/year tax for having the privilege of living in this stupid town" sticker.

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodya234 View Post
    Apparently (I had to go look at it to find out) that's Daniel Burnham. But I wouldn't be surprised if Snoop Dogg was on a future Chicago city sticker (aka the "$75/year tax for having the privilege of living in this stupid town" sticker.
    So is this only if you park on the street in Chicago?

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevillian273 View Post
    Ouch. I believe the rule of thumb with resin is "smaller than a dollar bill". I had one like that and it got bigger whenever I slammed the doors.

    Do I see Snoop Dogg in the sticker on your windshield?
    that looked like snoop doggy dog to me also for a second

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Quote Originally Posted by jayoldschool View Post
    Can't be fixed. New windshield time. Insurance will cover it. Glass is a separate part of your policy.
    not in all states
    only a few states in the U.S require the Insurance cover Windows under a separate policy on the policy

    the states that do not require it well
    the insurance isnt going to offer it if they don't have to cause it will cost them money if they do
    but they will cover it under your Comp Coverage
    how ever is your deductible more then the window repair itself
    for me my Comp Deductible is 100 right now
    yes my windshield that i had replaced i could have had it done for a 100 dollars
    filed a claim and had a claim on my insurance make it go up the next year so is it worth it no
    im thinking of raising it back up to 250
    i called safe light auto glass and i paid them 228 after taxes to come out with a new windshield and it has the rain sensor and all
    they gave it to me at a good discount they where originally pricing the 2000 seville windshield at 258 so 30 bucks off
    id rather pay the extra 128 out of pocket cause one claim could cause the INS policy Premimum to go up an extra 200 or more the next year

    also forgot to mention
    Some insurane companys will cover Glass at no extra charge
    but always check these things before buying insurance becuase the only times they have to cover it is if the state requires them to
    i think Progressive and state farm have a Glass Policy but not sure if anyone els covering the Ohio area does

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    So is this only if you park on the street in Chicago?
    My car is parked on my driveway (in fact, the damage occurred on the driveway while I was out with my parents), however, if you have a Chicago address and no city sticker they can ticket you anytime you take the car out on the street.

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    What the f*ck?


    That's ridiculous.

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    What the f*ck?


    That's ridiculous.
    And the ticket for not having one is $120. I've even heard of people who don't live in Chicago getting written up for having no city sticker.

    Thankfully I'll be attending Texas A&M in the fall, so Chicago will just be a bad memory.

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Welcome to the good life of a university.

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    I've even heard of people who don't live in Chicago getting written up for having no city sticker.
    Sometimes the cop is too lazy to run the plate and find out that the car does not reside in Chicago. All they have to do is send in the ticket with no payment and a letter stating where they live. Case closed.

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    Re: Who knows about windshield repair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    Sometimes the cop is too lazy to run the plate and find out that the car does not reside in Chicago. All they have to do is send in the ticket with no payment and a letter stating where they live. Case closed.
    i have doen this with NYC a few times
    they don't run anything id say about 90% of the time they don't eve care if its an out of state plate
    they figure some ppl are dumb and just send in payment fine and all
    jerks

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