If you notice a crack on your windshield, then you’re likely looking into getting it repaired or replaced as soon as possible. But first, you want to check to see if you have a warranty that’ll cover a windshield window repair. Your friends at Arizona Auto Glass Pros have got you covered for that info and more in this blog.
(And by the way, if you’re looking to see how long you can drive with a crack in your windshield, we’ve got a blog for that too.)
Do New Windshields Come with a Warranty?
Warranties differ by the situation. For example, some dealerships might give a warranty and others won’t. And that can also vary by car, used or new vehicle, and what kind of offer a dealership provides. Then, windshield warranties will differ by auto glass shop. However, most replacements come with some kind of warranty. It’s up to you, the consumer and driver, to check with your replacement what, if any, kind of warranty comes with it.
Average Windshield Warranty
As a point of reference, the typical new windshield warranty is at least 90 days after a replacement or repair. On top of that, some dealers or shops can offer more to a warranty. For example, some good warranties cover up to three years or 36,000 miles. It’s all about the fine print and what’s agreed upon.
Furthermore, a warranty will only cover certain problems or incidents. Exclusions to a warranty include unauthorized modifications (such as maybe excessive window tint), scheduled maintenance, dents or dings, and theft or vandalism. So, warranties can depend not just on time or miles, but also certain conditions. These are other things to keep in mind with warranty discussions.
How to Get a Warranty
Getting a warranty largely depends on your stage in the automobile process. If you’re buying a new car, the dealer might offer something, but at a used dealership this could be part of negotiations. When looking at professional window replacement services, you can see if companies offer warranties. Or, warranties can often be an additional, minor cost at checkout. Similar to a warranty for a phone charger, for example, that you might pay under $15 for at an electronics store.
Does My Car Warranty Cover Windshield Cracks?
Windshield cracks are the most common problem drivers encounter with their windshield. The common reasons your windshield might have cracked include hot temperatures paired with excessive sunlight, rocks from gravel roads, or pebbles from construction or semi trucks in front of vehicles. Because windshield cracks are so common, you can safely assume that if you have a warranty, then it should cover cracks, as long as you didn’t do anything to break your warranty (mentioned above).
Does My Insurance Cover the Cost of a Windshield Replacement?
While it’s one thing to look at your warranty for a new windshield, don’t forget about your insurance. Most insurance policies cover a windshield replacement, and if they don’t cover it all, the chances are high they’ll pay for a significant portion of the bill. Even more, insurance companies often now cover not only a windshield replacement but a windshield recalibration service too. Windshield recalibration makes sure your advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), like blind spot monitors or adaptive cruise control, are in tune and properly working.
Contact AZ Auto Glass to Learn More
Do you want to learn if you have a warranty, purchase a warranty, or get an auto glass repair or replacement? Then contact Arizona Auto Glass Pros for more information and a free quote for our services. We’ve got you covered with everything auto glass, from full-scale windshield replacements, window tint, and safety system recalibration.
About Arizona Auto Glass Pros
Arizona Auto Glass Pros proudly serves Maricopa County and surrounding areas with availability 7 days a week. We pride ourselves on superior customer service, including excellent response time.
You can visit our website to learn more about us and how we provide the best windshield repairs in the area. Or, read our blog for additional info and tips, like how often you should replace your windshield wipers or the cold weather’s effect on windshields and wipers.