Frequently asked questions

A cracked or shattered windshield can range from a minor nuisance all the way up to making driving hazardous, so it’s best you have your windshield repaired sooner rather than later. You’ve come to the right place if you want quick service at low prices from professional auto glass shops and mobile technicians.

Having a safe and secure windshield is important for many reasons, so it’s also important to choose a qualified auto glass technician to help you get back on the road safely. Damaged windshields reduce visibility, can lead to tickets from police in many states, and pose a serious hazard to your security and that of your passengers.

Small windshield chips can, in many cases, be contained and sealed without the need for a new replacement windshield. It’s always better to have this done early on, since these cracks can spread rather quickly and make repairs impossible.

It’s natural that you may have some questions or doubts before using myWindshield, which is why we’ve prepared some of our most frequently asked questions below. Of course, this doesn’t cover every specific question that comes our way, so feel free to reach out to us using the contact details found at the bottom of this page.

What is myWindshield all about?

myWindshield is your top choice for finding reputable windshield repair, windshield replacement, calibration, and side and rear window services near you, no matter where you live in the United States. We facilitate the entire process of finding quality services at competitive and transparent prices from certified, professional auto glass technicians.

Will using myWindshield cost me anything?

Not a dollar, not a penny. Using myWindshield is absolutely free. We designed the website to make it as easy as possible for you to request quotes from certified auto glass shops and mobile technicians in your city or county. It only takes a couple of minutes to submit your request for quotes. Once you’ve received a quote, you can reach out to the technician directly over the phone to speak with them.

Where does my quote actually come from?

The auto glass technicians deliver their quotes directly to you once you’ve submitted your ZIP code and vehicle details using the online quote form. You may receive one or more quotes for services that meet your needs from auto glass shops in your city or county, so feel free to choose the best price if you like. There’s no obligation to commit to a quote and they are absolutely free.

How do I know the auto glass technician I choose is experienced?

myWindshield enforces a strict policy whereby only local, experienced, and certified auto glass shops and mobile technicians are permitted to join our network after undergoing a rigorous vetting process for their commitment to professionalism and quality services. We don’t deal with cowboys or illegitimate companies nor do we list them as partners on our platform.

Can the technician direct bill my insurance provider?

Most of our member partners are insurance approved, so yes, they can offer direct billing services. This means they’ll handle all the paperwork which saves you time and money while the insurance company pays them directly for the work.

Should I consider paying the technician directly, rather than claiming through my insurance company?

It depends. Your insurance policy and the total cost of the windshield repair or replacement factor into the equation. Sometimes it’s simply cheaper to pay the auto glass technician out of pocket instead of paying through insurance. If in doubt, ask the technician which option gives you the best value for your money. They also want to keep costs to a minimum, so they’ll often have a vested interest in helping you decide.

Do I need to call the insurance company?

If you’re dealing with an auto glass shop that has direct billing facilities, they will handle everything on your behalf. No stress, no need to contact your insurance company yourself. Since the billing is done directly, they will have to ask for your insurance details. Our member partners are committed to providing quality services at reasonable prices, so they may be willing to offer you a discount as well.

How much does it cost to repair a chipped windshield?

Provided that the chipped windshield can be safely repaired and doesn’t require replacement, the cost can range from about $60-100 for a typical windshield chip repair.

What if I don't fix the chip on my windshield?

If you fail to fix a chipped windshield, the entire windshield can pop out or shatter during day-to-day driving - even from impacts such as speed humps, rocks or branches. The car’s windshield provides structural support and resistance, which means that a safe and professionally installed windshield should remain in good condition.

Can a crack in a windshield be repaired?

Yes. Most cracks from about 2-6 inches long can be repaired using a specialized resin which is then cured, leaving your windshield safe and roadworthy without the need for replacement. Chip crack repairs are almost always cheaper, faster, and less intrusive than full replacement. Cracks larger than 10 inches often require complete windshield replacement, so it depends on the extent of the damage.

Is it better to repair or replace my windshield?

If possible, it’s often better to have your windshield repaired rather than replaced. As a rule of thumb, if you’ve got 3 or more cracks or cracks longer than about 10 inches, the windshield will almost certainly need to be replaced. Otherwise, try to have it repaired if you’d like to save money. Don’t compromise your safety, however, and have it replaced if necessary.

How much should it cost to replace a windshield?

It depends on the auto glass shop, the size of the windshield, and the amount of labor required, but on average Americans pay about $187 for windshield repairs. It also depends on your state. On average, residents of Nebraska, California, New York, and Washington pay far less whereas residents of Hawaii and Virginia tend to pay almost twice as much.

Will my insurance go up if I get my windshield replaced?

In most cases, no, your insurance will not go up if you get your windshield replaced. It always depends on your insurance policy, so inquire with them before having it replaced if you have any doubts. Most insurance providers will not raise your rates, but you often have to pay a deductible for windshield repairs or replacement.

Any further questions?

Give us a ring today on (646) 751-7835 or use our contact form to send us any questions you may have about our service. We’re here to help anyone looking to retain the services of professional auto glass technicians across the USA.