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Buy a car windscreen - new or used ?

Hi all,

I'm looking for a 1999 VW Golf windscreen, either new or in good condition, in Switzerland or nearby in France.

I plan to then take it to a shop to have it changed.

Does anyone know any scrap dealer searches online / anywhere I can find this sort of item?

Thanks in advance for any help

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Re: Buy a car windscreen - new or used ?

http://www.vasso.ch/Docs/e-start.html

http://tel.local.ch/en/d/Munchenbuchsee/3053/Car-demolition/Autoverwertungs-AG-Rupp-8hcLf_SyLUy211EEmyy35g?what=rupp+auto&where=Bern

http://www.avrupp.ch/fr/pieces-detachees/

Fribourg: http://www.abw.ch/
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Re: Buy a car windscreen - new or used ?

Thank you!
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Re: Buy a car windscreen - new or used ?

Who is going to install it? Some of the installers make a large part of their income from the parts, if you save 100 on the parts, but spend 300 additional on the Labour you might as well buy a new one. Check with the installer first.
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Who is going to install it? Some of the installers make a large part of their income from the parts, if you save 100 on the parts, but spend 300 additional on the Labour you might as well buy a new one. Check with the installer first.
Thanks for the advice. I'll get some quotes first
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Re: Buy a car windscreen - new or used ?

Windshields are often covered by your car insurance policy. You ought to check, if you are not aware. Some companies will come to you to replace the glass. I had mine replaced a couple of weeks ago. A stone caused a cracked. They billed my insurance, and I didn't pay them anything. I think the firm is called autoglas, or carglas.
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Windshields are often covered by your car insurance policy. You ought to check, if you are not aware. Some companies will come to you to replace the glass. I had mine replaced a couple of weeks ago. A stone caused a cracked. They billed my insurance, and I didn't pay them anything. I think the firm is called autoglas, or carglas.
My friend's car, and she's not covered
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My friend's car, and she's not covered
Sample: Unlike the UK that seems to be correct

The windscreen is often considered a structural component so be very cautious buying a used one. Depending on your location you may be better advised getting a price from Auto/Carglass** in France or Germany.

**Other windscreen installers are available
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