Insurance company service


A windshield is one of the main components of a car. In addition to the obvious, the glass has many additional functions: it helps protect you in a car accident, helps support the roof if the car rolls over, and plays an important role in airbag deployment.

However, the windshield is also a very vulnerable element. While driving, even a small pebble can cause a crack if it hits the glass. This is very dangerous and can lead to bad consequences in the future. Therefore, it is better to repair this damage immediately. 

Repairing or completely replacing the windshield can be expensive. A complete replacement of the glass, depending on the cost of the car, can cost from $300 to $800. Therefore, it is best to insure your car in advance. This will make your life much easier. 

There are different types of insurance.


Full glass coverage


Some insurance companies sell full glass coverage or offer a "zero deductible" option for glass replacement, which is an option separate from your comprehensive deductible. This option will cost you more, but it can help save you money in the long run if you have an expensive insurance deductible. 


What is the process for repairing or replacing a windshield?


  • First, inform your insurance agent about the windshield damage. You will be asked to provide the approximate date and time when the damage first occurred.
  • After filing a claim, you need to choose a windshield. Your insurance agent should provide you with a list of auto glass repair shops.
  • Keep in mind that most auto glass shops offer mobile windshield repair or replacement services, and they can work on the glass at your home or office.
  • The last step is payment. Once the technician has completed the necessary work on your car, you are responsible for paying the deductible directly to the shop.


Frequently asked questions. 


What should I do if the windshield was replaced incorrectly?

If the problem is caused by improper installation and/or defective glass material, the workshop is responsible for fixing the problem and any related damage.


What is OEM glass, and how does it differ from aftermarket glass?

OEM is an abbreviation for Original Equipment Manufacturer. It means that such glass is produced at the same factory as the car. An aftermarket windshield is a glass produced by another company that does not manufacture cars. 


What does recalibration mean after windshield replacement?

Modern cars are equipped with special safety systems. Some of their functions are directly related to the windshield. During the windshield replacement process, these safety features will need to be reconnected and recalibrated to ensure that they work properly. Most workshops have the necessary equipment for recalibration.


Our company Auto Glass Autoshyba cooperates with such insurance companies as Geico, State Farm, Progressive, Allstate, Farmers, and Liberty Mutual.