Question:

I took my car to the car wash and this guy comes rushing out and tells me that I have a chip in my windshield (which I am aware of, it’s a tiny little thing). He went on to inform me that it is starting to web and if I hit the smallest bump it will crack my whole windshield. BUT LUCKILY, he can fix it right there for me, all I have to do is call my insurance company, he’ll have a few words with them and I will be on my way in no time. I said NO THANKS.  Are you proud of me? Steve

Answer:

 I AM proud of you Steve. While it’s true most people carry glass insurance on their cars and the insurance company will cover a repair or replacement of the glass, allowing just anyone to do the job is a big mistake. I’ve seen many vehicles that have had new windows put in only to find them leaking within a very short period of time. I’ve seen poorly installed glass break way before it’s time, and I’ve even seen the wrong glass put in. As with everything else I have instructed, do your due diligence ahead of time. Insuring you’re going to a reputable installer, not any yahoo who approaches you, should get you the results you’re looking for.

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About dontgetwrenched

Elayne Kling, was the owner of a downtown Manhattan auto repair shop for 25 years and recently in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, www.ZPAUTO.com. Elayne knows the particular ins and outs of the auto repair world and keeps up her blog because people will always need help navigating the potential pitfalls of that world. Due to the crazy NYC real estate market she has since closed down her shop and started a new business called Projects Unlimited Inc., helping other small businesses. www.projectsunlimitedinc.com
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