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Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

This morning on the way to work a rock came up a nicked my windshield. No I have a crack about 20cm long on the passenger side horizontally from the edge towards the center. Do I go to my normal auto repair guy? How much will this set me back here? Do they patch or replace? If its not one thing, it's another.
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Old 12.11.2012, 23:32
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Re: Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

This should be covered with your motor insurance, check the inclusions on your policy documents.
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Old 12.11.2012, 23:43
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Re: Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

Naw.....crappy used car, I only have liability because the insurance itself would have cost more in the first year than the car.
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Re: Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

Well I guess now you will probably end up spending what the insurance would have cost you. A 20 cm crack along the windscreen is probably fairly risky as the windscreen has been weakened so much. I can't imagine them patching it, but then I am not an expert.
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Re: Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

No idea how much a new windshield costs here.
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Re: Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

I had to replace my windscreen bcos of a crack and cost me Chf 1100 in total. Its a mazda 626
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Re: Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

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This morning on the way to work a rock came up a nicked my windshield. No I have a crack about 20cm long on the passenger side horizontally from the edge towards the center. Do I go to my normal auto repair guy? How much will this set me back here? Do they patch or replace? If its not one thing, it's another.
I had my done by Carglass in Winterthur and they did a First Class job.

Their work did not leave any stains anywhere and the whole car was spotless when I picked it up as they have washed and vacuumed it as well.

I don't know the cost as it was insurance work but my best guess (Audi A6) would be around 1K CHF.

If your car is older....very old....the windshield could be mounted without glue but with a big rubber sealing ring. If so, you can go to a car scrap dealer and try to find a similar car. Push out the windshield by using your feet from the inside while a mate is holding it from the outside. Order a new rubber sealing from the dealer and let him mount it....or do it yourself. I have done this once myself and the result was cheap and good.......but not easy if you don't know how to do it exactly.

Good luck.
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I had to replace my windscreen bcos of a crack and cost me Chf 1100 in total. Its a mazda 626
I should be used to it by now but the prices in this country never cease to amaze me. Scandalous.
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Re: Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

This is a 'how long is a piece of string' question.

I could tell you how much it costs me to change the windscreen in a 1967 Mini, but not how much it costs someone to do that on a 2012 Porsche 911.

Without knowing the model and make of your car no-one can give you an accurate answer about your windscreen, just point you to the nearest specialist centre to get it fixed.

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Re: Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

I have heard good things about carglass. Any ideas at how long they would take? Cost?
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Re: Cracked Windshield (where and how much)

These places are usually able to change the windscreen straightaway.
As I said, cost depends on the model and make of car.
Try asking them directly!
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