Windshield Replacement in the DSM

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  1. jpete24

    jpete24 Well-Known Member

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    2002 Honda Civic with a crack about a foot long diagonally on the glass. All started with a small crack from a rock that we didn't notice until the glass cracked. I didn't want to jump into repairing it until winter was over.

    Does anyone have a recommendation? Good places? Cheap places? Price comparisons?
     
  2. 19Cy78

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    Chapman auto glass
    Tell them Matt sent you and check out the internet special.
    Chapman Auto Glass


    320 Euclid Avenue
    Des Moines, Iowa 50313

    Phone: 515-288-4512 or 515-964-5656
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    info@ChapmanAutoGlass.com
     
  3. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    I got some chips fixed at Harmon Auto Glass in Clive last week. They were fast.
     
  4. CYKID

    CYKID Well-Known Member

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    #4 CYKID, Mar 30, 2010
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    If you don't mind a used one my kid got his switched out at Sams Riverside Auto and it was about $100 less than new. The glass they will put in has no flaws it is just out of a salvaged vehicle.
     
  5. cyclonepower

    cyclonepower Well-Known Member

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    Safelite repair, safelite replace....
     
  6. jtdoyle1

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    Let me know what you go with. I had the exact same thing happen and I was just waiting for the weather to warm up to get it fixed as well.
     
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    Chipper Well-Known Member

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    Hate that jingle.
     
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    Saw one of those vans in my neighborhood...just about punched my neighbor for supporting that company.
     
  9. usedcarguy

    usedcarguy Well-Known Member

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    From someone who buys several windshields per month: NO!
     
  10. bugs4cy

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    I honestly cannot remember what the company name is, but I've used this guy twice (yeah - we have too many vehicles) and he's GREAT to work with, both from a flexibility standpoint and price! He shows up where I work and gets it done in a flash. Call Alex at 515-770-6046.
     
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    I went to a place on University across from the post office (or the back/side of the post office) it might be Auto Glass Repair... a guy from here either worked there or knew someone who did. I got great service there and it was cheaper than I expected.

    Ripvdub needs a new windsheild for his Honda Ridgeline. Might have to call them up again!
     
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  13. jpete24

    jpete24 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard a couple horror stories about Safelite, so I'm a little hesitant, but from what people are saying on here its not too bad.

    Anybody have prices for their repairs? I can't go through insurance like some have suggested since Progressive apparently treated this like a luxury feature....(I like my Progressive though...they do a good job), and I would have to use my deductible.
     
  14. jpete24

    jpete24 Well-Known Member

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    I actually went with Safelite. I called yesterday and they are coming out this morning to replace the windshield at work. I'll keep you posted on how they did.

    I will say the price was surprisingly cheaper than I expected so that is good.
     
  15. temperflare

    temperflare Well-Known Member

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    I was expecting $400 to replace mine on my s10... but it was $247.00 total! I am very pleased.

    How did yours turnout?
     
  16. usedcarguy

    usedcarguy Well-Known Member

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    Safelite charges $50 for a repair, too much IMO. It should be a $30-35 job.
     
  17. jpete24

    jpete24 Well-Known Member

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    Good. Turned out very well, and then this weekend the windshield cracked in my OTHER vehicle. *SIGH*

    Not sure how long of a crack Safelite can repair but I should call and ask.
     

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