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Reviews

03/11/2011

A++ I called to get a quote on Thursday around 4:30 and they were here to change my windshield by 10:00 Friday Morning. The installers were incredibly friendly and intelligent not to mention speedy fast. I was pleasantly surprised that they were able to do the complete replacement in the time they did not to mention the cheapest around that I could find for quality work. I would recommend to anyone. Cannonism - "under promise and over deliver." Thanks guys for doing excellent work.

by reddog4589

03/08/2011

Will always recommend and use again!!!! I'm all about great customer service and the service with this company was great!!! They got the job done fast and efficient! Will definitely be a returning customer.

Windshield Replacement Costs

Windshield Repair Costs

All auto glass prices are quoted with discount for cash, please add $15 for our normal price otherwise

1 chip size of quarter or less: starting at $85 for in-shop service *special restrictions apply

Each additional chip on same vehicle: $15

Windshield Crack Repair (over 3 inches): starting at $100

Long Crack Repair (over 6 inches): starting at $115

Windshield Crack Repair Information

Mobile Glass classifies a windshield crack as a large windshield chip. Any chip over 1 inch in length is considered a crack, however the crack must be over 3 inches to qualify for "windshield crack" pricing. Most cracks fall into the 3in-6in length range and are considered cracks; anything smaller is chip, larger is a long crack. Cracks start as small, at times almost unnoticed, chips or begin as cracks from the moment the impact takes place. We most note that not every crack is the result of an impact to the windshield, some can begin due to stresses on the glass from the vehicles moving frame. At times an improperly installed windshield can actually add undue stress on the glass eventually causing it to crack along the edge which is usually hidden by the molding. If your crack goes to the edge of the glass maybe the first question you should ask yourself is "do I still have the receipt from my last windshield installation?" Hopefully you not only have your reciept, but also the company warranties their work like Mobile Glass does. Now regardless of the cause of windshield cracks the good news is most can be repaired. The process of repairing a crack is very similar to a rockchip repair, however demanding more time and a higher level of skill from the repairman. If you do have a crack that extends to the edge of the glass the chances that it will run at some point in the future more than doubles. But most cracks that extend to the edge of the glass are long cracks, lets discuss them now.

Long Crack Repair

Long cracks are just windshield cracks over 6 inches long. These repairs are completed in much the same manner as a normal crack, they just take more time and more filler materials (resin). Because the lions share of expense in repairing cracked windshields is labor long cracks may not always make sense to repair. Most long cracks can take up to one hour to repair properly (lesser companies will do them faster with less care). Considering the rate for auto glass repairmen is $75/hr-$100/hr you can easily see how fast this work exceeds the cost of a new windshield. Mobile Glass definitely recommends against repairing long cracks and does our best encourage replacing windshields with this amount of damage. Remember, the windshield is one of the most important safety devices in you vehicle. But what if your windshield crack is not only small, but under 3 inches in length? This would be a chip...

Windshield Chip Repair

Windshield chip repair is discussed in detail on our windshield chip repair page. Generally they are small cracks, bullseyes, and half moons caused by an impact to your windshield. Chips are the most common form of damage to windshields. Auto glass companies highly encourages having these repairs done asap, not only are they successfully remedied nearly 100% of the time, but are often covered completely by your auto insurance policy. Thinking about a do it yourself windshield chip repair? That's an option you have, but is it worth the risk and time involved?

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