i3Houston
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Re: Windshield glass replacement - safelite ?

Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:33 pm

My deductible is $500 so that's what I paid.

Safelite invoice was about thousand dollars, including camera calibration. Dealership was asking $1600 and insurance was willing to around 1100.

A 10 wheeler kicked a golf size rock... A quarter size area on windshield was completely shattered.... Nothing penetrated luckily!
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imkazaam
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Re: Windshield glass replacement - safelite ?

Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:05 pm

Got it. The quote I got from Safelite was just under $1000.

imkazaam
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Re: Windshield glass replacement - safelite ?

Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:07 pm

i3Houston wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:40 am
I have used safelite last summer and have not had any issues yet.

BMW dealership actually calls specialist from Safelite or another 3rd party for windshield replacements. This may not be always true though.

Safelite was pleasure to work with. They calibrated the ACC camera as well. The who process took about 2 hours and cost about ~$800 bucks. Dealership wanted double. My insurance was willing to pay about a grand so..!
I sure wish the quote I got was about $800. For mine they added $300 to calibrate the camera. The appointment is booked, but I'm double checking everything since it could be shady. The lady said 'glass prices like doubled' a week ago... uh-huh.

brillon
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Re: Windshield glass replacement - safelite ?

Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:23 am

I had my windshield replaced three times in two years. All by SafeLite.

It's true... my BMW dealer said that they have SafeLite replace windows and that they don't do it themselves.

The first replacement was due to vandalism. Then again just over a year later, I noticed a crack at the base of the windshield. The second time it was replaced, one of the painted windshield trim pieces blew off the same day on the ride home. They eventually made good on fixing the problems. They ordered the two A-pillar trim pieces and had them painted and also got two new trim pieces that attach to the top of the fenders, cover the base of the windshield and extend to the side mirrors -- but this took three weeks.

They replaced the poorly aligned windshield (AGAIN) and the broken bits with new parts. Apparently when it was done that second time they had broken 2 of the four clips that hold on the a-pillar trim pieces. They removed the after-market windshield and replaced it with an OEM BMW one.

Like with anything, if you get someone who knows how to do the job, you can get a better result.
Ask if they have replaced windshields for the BMW i3.

And yes each time it was about $1,200. My auto insurance has no deductible for glass.

Even though they did a less than good job that second time, I would recommend going to SafeLite. The third time was the charm.
If it's cold out (less than 50 degrees) they recommend bringing the car to them. I would bring your car to the SafeLite store location no matter what.

i3Houston
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Re: Windshield glass replacement - safelite ?

Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:53 am

There were 3 technicians worked together to install so going to shop has that advantage.
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Hengus
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Re: Windshield glass replacement - safelite ?

Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:04 am

Just to add to this topic. Getting it wrong can be expensive:

https://www.speakev.com/threads/massive ... en.143121/

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