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Old 08-19-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Anyone get their windshield replaced?

I have no idea which forum this goes under, so sorry in advance.

Yesterday I heard something hit my car on the way to work, and when I got there, I got out and inspected where the sound came from and couldn't find a thing. Today, I got in my car and there was a crack coming from the bottom of the windshield where it's tinted opaque black. It's too far gone to get it filled with resin. :(

So, does anyone know how much it costs to get a new windshield (a real GM one, not some cheap, thin knockoff)?

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Old 08-19-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
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I'm looking at having mine replaced soon as I have two fairly good sized chips in it. It seems to chip much easier than any other vehicle I've had. I could have them fixed but one of them is directly in my line of sight...

I may look into Safelite or one of the other after market manufacturers... Pilkington is another I'll look at... Friend of mine works for them...I'll ask about the quality vs factory glass...

As for cost, it's a minimal deduction if at all depending on your policy. It will not cause your rates to go up as it is not a case of you hit something... Like an insurance once told me (my mom) you never hit anything... whatever it was got kicked up by another vehicle and it then struck your vehicle... No problem...
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:45 AM   #3
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I believe windshields have to conform to minimum safety standards... Not sure they make thin ones.... Contact a local glass company and also contact the Dealer Service Dept...

If you are concerned with thickness I am sure both the Dealer and any glass company can give you price quotes along with glass thickness.

However I doubt there will be much difference, seals require thickness to be consistent.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:17 AM   #4
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I had mine replaced .. the total cost was about $450 if I remember correctly ..

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:52 AM   #5
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I'm looking at having mine replaced soon as I have two fairly good sized chips in it. It seems to chip much easier than any other vehicle I've had. I could have them fixed but one of them is directly in my line of sight...

I may look into Safelite or one of the other after market manufacturers... Pilkington is another I'll look at... Friend of mine works for them...I'll ask about the quality vs factory glass...

As for cost, it's a minimal deduction if at all depending on your policy. It will not cause your rates to go up as it is not a case of you hit something... Like an insurance once told me (my mom) you never hit anything... whatever it was got kicked up by another vehicle and it then struck your vehicle... No problem...
It actually can cause your rates to increase. Heard this straight from an insurance saleswoman's mouth. I'm paying for this out of pocket if the crack gets bad enough to have to replace the windshield. :(
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:52 AM   #6
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I had mine replaced .. the total cost was about $450 if I remember correctly ..

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Was that at a dealer with a real GM part?
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:58 AM   #7
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Was that at a dealer with a real GM part?
No .. it was not at the dealer as I don't trust any dealer with my car. It was not a real GM part either, but a windshield that is OEM Quality ..

My guess is it may cost more at the dealer .. give your dealer a call and I'm sure they can give you a quote.

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Old 08-19-2010, 11:16 AM   #8
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Hello, the GM part in the car now is a Pilkington piece of glass. The aftermarket Pilkington part is the exact same piece of glass except it does not have the GM logo on it. I suggest using the aftermarket Pilkington glass. Other aftermarket pieces of glass are fine to use and are made to the same OE specs, but there are differences such as, Safelite they make there own glass, and in my opinion is crap (lamination flaws, dirt between the glass, poor quality ect) PPG/PGW great glass usually no problems, laminex same problems as Safelite, anyways i could go on and on. Like i said they all have to pass the same tests, but in my opinion Pilkington is the best, and that is why i typically only install Pilkington in my customers cars.

here are the pics of the OE glass in the car and the aftermarket Pilkington.

i charge 399.00 installed for non remote start, and 399.00 with remote start. DW01814 GT Y is remote start, and DW01813 GT Y is without. if you have insurance and a low deductible it is worth while for you to go through your insurance. typically your rates will not be affected if you have not had a bunch of claims in the last 2-3 years.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:20 AM   #9
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one more thing.....
Safelite has never made a windshield that is factory for any car. what i mean is there has never been a safelite windshield installed in any car or truck directley from the factory unlike Pilkington, PPG/PGW, Gaurdian, Safeguard, Carlite ect which are all OEM manufacturers. Yes safelite is made to oem specs (so they say lol) but thats where it stops..
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:30 PM   #10
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I had mine replaced, using OEM. 50.00 deductible, no rate increase, installed by Safelite. I requested it be OEM, Insurance said no problem. It has the GM logo, but it was still installed by Safelite.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:06 PM   #11
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So wait, there's a different windshield if you have remote start? WTF...
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:08 PM   #12
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more chips in this windshield than any other car
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:31 PM   #13
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I had mine replaced, using OEM. 50.00 deductible, no rate increase, installed by Safelite. I requested it be OEM, Insurance said no problem. It has the GM logo, but it was still installed by Safelite.
I did the same thing and no problem. I have the glass coverage so no charge.
Just specify GM replacement part.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:34 PM   #14
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So wait, there's a different windshield if you have remote start? WTF...

I'm just as confused?
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:35 PM   #15
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I noticed I have no rubber molding around mine. Are they all like this?
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:46 PM   #16
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:49 PM   #17
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Gotta love my $50 glass deductible

Haven't used it for the Camaro yet, but used it twice with my previous car.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:51 PM   #18
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So wait, there's a different windshield if you have remote start? WTF...
Yes. Mine cost me about $500 to have it replaced with OEM glass
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:48 PM   #19
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any body else having a hard time with the windshield getting pitted? i know i do a lot of fwy driving in LA but when i have to face the sun i can barely see through my windshield due to all the microscopic chips!

any one else?
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I'm actually interested in having mine replaced, not because I have chips or anything but I have areas that are distorted to hell on the glass and looking through these areas make the outside look wavy.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:23 PM   #21
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I have a tiny rock chip in my windshield with a small crack. It's not in my line of sight, but will be eventually if the crack spreads, which it inevitably will.

My hubby used to work for a mobile glass company which was bought out by Safelite (he refused to work for them, so he went into business for himself after that).

Knowing that, I would be very hesitant to use them. They do a lot of their work over again (leaks, wind noise). Even if you can request OEM factory glass, it's the installation I worry about.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:40 PM   #22
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It actually can cause your rates to increase. Heard this straight from an insurance saleswoman's mouth. I'm paying for this out of pocket if the crack gets bad enough to have to replace the windshield. :(
I live in South Louisiana, broken windshields are a way of life. I have mine replaced EVERTIME I get a crack, at Safelite. In my pickups I averaged 2 a year. I have 0 deductable on Comp, so they cost me nothing. My rates have never gone up (for replacing glass).

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I had mine replaced, using OEM. 50.00 deductible, no rate increase, installed by Safelite. I requested it be OEM, Insurance said no problem. It has the GM logo, but it was still installed by Safelite.





edit: just read your post again so it has the GM logo? thgat means they ordered it from GM. congrats on that because Safelite usually insists you use there glass.

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I'm actually interested in having mine replaced, not because I have chips or anything but I have areas that are distorted to hell on the glass and looking through these areas make the outside look wavy.

That happens more often than not on OE glass or aftermarket. That is a warranty issue through your dealer as long as you haven not had the glass replaced before and that it is the stock windshield they will warranty it. make a big deal about safety and what not.



I have installed glass that had distortion like you describe in it. Only after having it installed did I notice it, so I get another piece of glass and do the job over again . I will not leave a windshield with lamination problems in a car. If you have never seen what we are talking about it will make you almost sick like your looking in a funhouse mirror.
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