Why would they do this?
While those with older vehicles lacking any sort of ADAS, windshield replacements often fall within the range of $200-400. However, a Tesla Model X panoramic windshield can cost up to $2300 — quite the difference. With more and more vehicles implementing technology to improve safety via ADAS or other telematics, the average replacement and calibration cost continues to rise.
Comprehensive policy holders facing a replacement cost of $400 and a deductible of $250 may choose to pay out of pocket, but technology in windshields becomes increasingly prevalent this scenario becomes much more infrequent. The Model X may seem like a drastic example, but even a 2020 Honda Civic can come with a $900+ price tag for a windshield replacement. A healthy chunk of this is not going towards the glass itself, but to the technology calibration, a vital procedure to ensure your safety features are in fact keeping you safer. By choosing to be proactive and stop the damage before it spreads, windshield repairs can often be done for less than $150.
Does my windshield need replaced or can it be repaired?
There are many factors that determine whether a windshield needs to be replaced, or if it can simply be repaired. Most commonly, the factors include proximity to edge, size, quantity, and the damage’s impairment to the driver’s line of sight that dictate the outcome. Click here to learn more about when your windshield cannot be repaired and needs replaced.
Which companies offer this?
Here is a list of some major insurance companies, and their policies on waiving deductibles for windshield repairs. If your policy provider is not listed, they may still offer a waiver. Please consult your policy or contact your insurance agent to have any questions answered.
|Insurance Company||No Deductible for Repair?|
|State Farm||888-624-4410||Not unless required by law|
|American Family Mutual||800-692-6326||Yes|
Regardless of your auto policy, it can be costly and dangerous to not repair your windshield if it has suffered damage. Use our instant quote tool to connect with one of our preferred providers and get back on the road safely today.