Windshield repair costs: newer vehicle auto glass is more expensive.

Windshield repair costs on newer vehicles often are higher than those that are a few years older. New model vehicles made from 2017 to 2019 have more expensive windshields since after-market glass is not available yet. Windshields purchased from the vehicle manufacturer typically cost two to three times the price of after-market glass.

After-market glass is built to the same specifications and meets the same safety requirements as the dealer or O.E.M.(original equipment manufacturer) glass. Unfortunately, auto glass manufacturers want to make as much money off of the products they make for your vehicle. They know that their brand has weight with their customers. It makes more sense to keep your windshield repair costs as low as possible. After all, after-market glass bears the same quality and specifications.

Typically, insurance companies require after-market glass to be used unless O.E.M. glass is requested by the customer or glass technician.  Insurance company also wants to save money by not spending on the more expensive (and similar) auto glass product. With RVA Glass, we give you all the freedom to decide which specific kind of glass you prefer. So, feel free to choose the option that best suits your desires and budget.

Some customers use their comprehensive insurance to cover an expensive glass claim requiring O.E.M. glass. Other customers choose to pay out of pocket for their windshield replacement. If you do decide to use RVA Glass services, we specialize in insurance glass claims and out-of-pocket windshield repair. We work with most of the major auto glass insurers. Be sure to read our FAQ to know the difference between paying out of pocket for windshield replacement, or paying your deductible.

Our Windshield Repair Service

RVA Glass provides FREE mobile service for your windshield replacement as long you live in Richmond VA and other surrounding areas including Chesterfield, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, Bon Air, North Chesterfield, Chester, Short Pump, Glen Allen, and Henrico. We also provide our services during crisis season. 

Some of the most common vehicles we replace glass for include the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota RAV-4, Ford Fusion, Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, Honda CRV. We work on many other vehicles as well. Thus, it is best to call or contact us to figure out if our services could help you with your windshield repair needs.

To keep your windshield repair costs low and to ensure you get only the best and most professional and friendly of service, you can visit our Facebook, call or text us at (804) 519-4218.

Alternatively, contact us about quotes for your windshield or general auto glass needs.  Didn’t find what you are looking for? Check our FAQ page

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