Windshields repair costs on newer vehicles often are higher on than those that are a few years older. New model vehicles made in 2017, 2018, and 2019 have more expensive windshields because there may not be after-market glass 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 meet 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 because they know their brand has weight with their customers. With after-market glass being of the same quality and specifications, it makes more sense to keep your windshield repair costs low if at all possible.
Typically, insurance companies require after-market glass to be used unless O.E.M. glass is requested by the customer or glass technician. This is because the insurance company also wants to save money by not spending on the more expensive (and similar) auto glass product.
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.
RVA Glass provides FREE mobile service for your windshield replacement as long you live in the Richmond VA and other surrounding areas including: Chesterfield, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, Bon Air, North Chesterfield, Chester, Short Pump, Glen Allen, and Henrico .
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, so it is best to call or contact us to figure out if our services could help you with your windshield repair needs.
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