Sep
04

How much should a windshield cost me | CPR Auto Glass Repair

 

You ever wonder how these auto glass shops come up with the cost of a new windshield?

Most of us don’t know we need a new windshield or even would like to pay for one today for that mater. Lets say after a good nights of sleep you get up in the morning to get ready for work, you grab your bagel and coffee  head out the door to your car hop in it and WHAT THE H^!! my windshield is cracked.

My windshield was not broke last night when I came home.windshield price compare

So now your mad going to work trying not to have road rage against other drivers on the freeway. When you get to work you settle in and start to search for prices on getting a new windshield installed on your car. you do your Google search or Bing and come up with a few auto glass shops that are local so you start to do your calling.

First you call shop A and lets say that shop A in this case is safelight auto glass, they answer the phone and you tell them you need a new windshield, you woke up this morning and your windshield was cracked. So what does shop A do they start to ask all there questions before giving you a quote for your new windshield, like your name, address,phone,blood type,etc. etc. You give them all your information and then they ask will you be using your insurance today? you say no, finally they give you a price of $275.00 and you think that’s not to bad but I still wan’t to compare windshield prices from other auto glass shops you tell them.

Now you call shop B and to get a price quote and they ask you the same questions, so you give them your information again and they start of there speech with our glass is factory replacement we give you a crack free g-12 warranty. What does g-12 stand for garanted for 12 months? I bet they pray that you don’t get another crack in that 12 months because there glass is our glass, we all buy from the same warehouse. Anyways they give you a price quote of  $225.00 and you say wow that’s cheaper but you still want to get another windshield price quote.

You call your last shop and it ends up being a locally owned shop, the lady answers and you ask her for a price on a windshield for your 2008 Ford Edge and she replies with, that windshield will run you a total of $185.00 and our prices include the tax, labor, free mobile service to your home or work.

Who would you go with and why?

 

 

 

 

Jul
13

Weed Wacker Broke my Side Door Glass | CPR Door Glass Repair

 

20130709_090034Be carefull of your surroundings when using a weed wacker. Weed wackers break all types of windows, if the window or car door glass is within 30 feet of a weed wacker than it is very possible that the high speed of the whipping wheel and string of a weed wacker can propel a small rock fast enough to break a window on your car or house for that matter.

In this picture is a side door glass of a newer dodge durango that became victim of a flying rock thrown from a weed wacker, the cost of this particular window was around $250.00 only because it was a special type of glass called laminated glass.

Laminated glass is made just like a windshield with two layers of glass laminated together to form one window. The lamination is to protect you from flying objects comming into the car or keep a thief from breaking into a car.

Not to many car manufacturers these days are putting in laminated windows for the side door glass, it seems to me that they are just trying it out for now to see how things go. Me personally

Jul
09

New Windshield Cost Jeep | CPR Auto Glass Repair

2014-jeep-cherokee-1The cost for a new Jeep windshield really depends on how many Jeeps were sold in that particular body style and or year of the Jeep. If there were more Jeep Grand Cherokee or Jeep Laredo sold than lets say Jeep Commander, than a lot of the times the Jeep Grand Cherokee windshield and or Jeep Laredo windshield typically would be the cheaper of the two.

You should also factor in that if your Jeep is new in age like within the past 3 years  and that body style just came out, than the supply & demand for a factory replacement windshield would obviously be a bit lower making that windshield a little bit higher in price for auto glass shops to purchase.

So in theory if we pay more for that window than you will have to pay more.

Auto glass shops usually pay around the same price for the same windshield, so it really depends alot on the overhead of the company.

You should never give bigger companies your mony that will take from the community you live in.

All n All the average cost for a new Jeep windshield runs between $150.00 – $245.00 depending on the vehicle.

May
23

OEM & Factory Replacement Auto Glass | Windshield Replacement

Factory Replacement Glass and what this means.

Toyota Factory Replacement Windshield In this picture here you see that Toyota has chosen the company Pilkington Glass to be there OEM supplier for this year and make of vehicle. Toyota may have chosen Pilkington glass to be there exclusive supplier for only a certain amount of there cars or truck but not for there whole line up of cars and trucks.

Pilkington glass company has been around for many years making auto glass for all makes and model vehicles out there today. Pilkingtons main objective is to get there auto glass to be an OEM replacement for as many car manufacturers out there by competing on prices to these auto makers. Once they pick up a contract to be an OEM replacement for Toyota, Chevy, BMW, Mercedes or who ever they bid there product to, Pilkington than stamps there name on-top of  there own to make it ready for installation at there factory.

Factory Windshield Replacement without Toyota Logo

 What a Toyota Factory Replacement Looks Like.

In this picture you see a windshield made for a Toyota Highlander but it is missing the Toyota logo. The Toyota logo is missing on this windshield because it was meant for the aftermarket warehouses to be sold to auto glass replacement companies world wide. By doing this Pilkington gets to sell more glass that is much needed in this high demand for a windshield replacement.

Of course you can order a windshield from Toyota to get the OEM stamp on the windshield but you will be waiting 3 days to a week to get it and the price you will be paying to just pick it up will probably be double of what it would cost you to just get a Factory replacement from a local auto glass company like CPR Auto Glass Repair. Also after finding a way to fit it into your car to get it home just to have your local auto glass company like CPR Auto Glass come out to install it for you, because you know that if you have Toyota install your windshield they are just going to sub it out to one of your local auto glass shops like CPR Auto Glass anyway and charge you double of what the auto glass shops will charge them. Also the warranty is only what your local auto glass shop will give the dealership anyway, So lets just start skipping those middlemen and start saving money.

 

 

Apr
26

Working around your schedule is what we do best

Auto Glass Repair Insurance CoverageThere’s no surprise that Insurance Agencies and Insurance Companies have made CPR Auto Glass Repair one of the most highly recommended auto glass repair and replacement companies in the Temecula Valley! Our Customer Service Specialists will make the scheduling process painless. We can accommodate even the most demanding schedules with our flexible Mobile Service that brings us right to your doorstep. No matter what, your auto glass repair or windshield replacement will be of the highest in quality and convenience. Contact CPR Auto Glass Repair today to get a FREE Quote!

Do you accept most major insurances?
If you have comprehensive insurance with a deductible or No deductible, all of the repair or replacement costs of the work performed will be covered. This means you only pay your deductible and CPR Auto Glass Repair will bill your insurance company for the remainder balance. If you don’t have insurance to pay for the repair, CPR Auto Glass Repair is very competitively priced and accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards.

Will you deal with my insurance company for me?
Most insurance companies will need the insurer to call and put in there claim, once that is done they will then ask you if you have an auto glass repair specialist in mind. Just tell them you would like to go with CPR Auto Glass Repair and they will then call us up with you on the other line to set up an appointment time.

CPR Auto Glass specialize in Insurance company coverage verification and billing requirements. No matter what Insurance company or Glass Network handles your glass coverage, CPR Auto Glass Repair is approved to complete your auto glass replacement or repair needs. Let us show you how easy we can make this complicated process happen.

How long can I expect this to take?
Most windshield repairs can be done in less than 30 minutes once we arrive. The average time for a windshield replacement or door glass replacement is one hour depending on the vehicle.

Apr
16

Replacing a Windshield after your Car Hood Flies up | CPR Auto Glass Repair Temecula

Smashed Windshield From Hood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a number of reasons you could need a windshield replacement.

From rocks coming off of trucks to the heat and cold elements that often cause a small crack to become major problems, your windshield can get cracked quite easily.

You could also forget to properly latch your car hood.

This would cause the hood to fly up during what would be the most inopportune time which is while driving at highway speeds.

This often at minimum causes the windshield to get cracked or even shattered.

This experience can be quite scary as well as dangerous due to either glass injuries or even a highway accident due to a lack of vision.

These types of accidental issues have caused millions in damage and have even been known to take lives. At this point, needing a windshield replacement would be the luckiest of things that could happen in this scenario.Windshield Replacement after the hood smashed it
Should something like this happen to you and you need a windshield replacement, you can count on our mobile windshield replacement service to give your embarrassing and scary moment a little breath of fresh air.

We service a good portion of Riverside and San Diego counties and can often give you same day service if reported before noon.

Most windshield replacements take about an hour and you could easily be back on the road a few hours later.

Although not latching your hood properly can do quite a number on your windshield, it’s an experience that usually only happens once in a person’s lifetime as it is often not easily forgotten.

But if an event like this does happen, know that at least you are able to get your windshield replacement done easily and quickly. Always remember if you open your car hood for any reason, be sure that it is properly latched before resuming driving and not only save your windshield but possibly lives.

Apr
07

Why You Should Look For Quality Auto Glass Repair

Get Quality Auto Glass Replacement Temecula, Murrieta CA
 

 

 

Gotten into an accident? Recently had your car’s windows break? If so, you already know that you will need to find a specialist who can offer auto glass repair. Usually, a knee jerk reaction of buyers is to try to find the cheapest auto glass repair shop that they can find in their local vicinity, and immediately ask them to fix their car windows. This is not only a bad idea – it’s an awful one.

In the world of auto repair, you will often get what you pay for. This means that the auto glass repair services that you buy may end up costing more in the long run, due to ordering shoddy replacement glass, or simply due to negligence on the part of the repairer. Imagine breaking a window, paying for it to be replaced, then having the window get broken once more due to the replacement window being improperly reattached to your car. Would you want to have to pay twice to fix the same window?

High quality auto glass repair shops also offer better customer service, and faster repair services. Going to a cheap glass repair shop will likely mean that you will have to wait a longer time to fix that windshield, and that can mean having to rent a car for a longer time just so that you can get to and from work. Moreover, most customers agree that paying a little bit extra for service with a smile, as well as additional tips for car care, is a smart idea.

A quality auto glass repair shop will likely not be the cheapest in town, but it still can be one of the more affordable ones. Ask around to get quotes, and ask about their customer satisfaction rate. As long as you look for a quality repairer, your wallet and windshields will thank you.

Apr
02

Windshield Replacement – When Is It Necessary | CPR Auto Glass Temecula

Windshield Replacement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depending on the size of the crack in your vehicle windshield, you may be able to have it repaired instead of having to get a windshield replacement. Small cracks or nicks that are in the middle of the windshield can usually be repaired. You should not wait too long to have the crack or nick repaired, otherwise you will likely need a windshield replacement. Over time, small cracks can spread, expanding to a length where they can no longer be repaired. A spreading crack also puts the driver and passengers at risk. As the crack spreads, the entire integrity of the windshield degrades, and where the windshield would have, in a repaired state, prevented a flying object from breaking through the windshield, a long crack will have weakened the windshield to the point where a flying rock will shatter the windshield and send the rock, and flying glass, at the vehicle’s driver and passengers. Worst yet, a weakened windshield will resist impact less when something, or someone, inside the car hits it. A minor injury could become a major injury or worse.

Getting Windshield Replacement Done Right

While more than a quarter of the time a windshield replacement is unnecessary and a repair is sufficient, when you do need to get a windshield replaced there are a number of factors to keep in mind. First, if you decide to do it yourself realize that breakage during installation is a common occurrence. Even if you go to the local wreck yard and get a windshield, there’s no guarantee it’s going to get home and into your vehicle in one piece. Given the time a DIY job takes, and the risk, consider using a professional, and certified, windshield replacement specialist.

ARG certified windshield replacement specialists will know exactly the windshield needed for your vehicle, and proper installation will be guaranteed. Most windshield replacement companies offer same day appointments too. And they will be able to tell if your windshield can be repaired or will need to be to be replaced. It’s important to protect yourself, your family and your vehicle and get the right job done the right way. A poorly done repair or windshield replacement can put you and your family in more risk than if the windshield had been left alone. Make sure the person doing your windshield replacement is ARG certified. Your windshield provides important protection.

Mar
05

Windshield Repair Riverside & San Diego County California

CPR Auto Glass provides quality mobile windshield replacement & repair

 

 

 

 

 

It is not a matter of “if” but “when” our windshield will need TLC or replacing. In fact it is the number one most common claim made to insurance companies, windshield repair. Commuters in Riverside & San Diego California, the need for some type of windshield replacement is 1 out of every 3 cars every two years. This according to AAA of California. So it begs the question; “To whom do you trust when dealing with your vehicle?” Simple, CPR Auto Glass Repair.

Trust comes from reputation. Reputation is earned, by corporate and consumer solutions. Not fancy or fad marketing ploys. Reputation in the form of:

 

– Tier 1 Status with all major Insurance Companies today.

 

What does this mean? Integrity driven solutions for a long period of time. Integrity driven solutions come from customers and products used. Let’s talk about products:

  • The highest quality glass bonding adhesive on the market today. U-428 BetaSeal. It is a product used in every new car being manufactured today. It is the adhesive that will bring a car’s windshield back to factory spec. The consumer can drive down the road in total confidence in product.
  • Rock Chip & Crack Repair. Look you don’t always need to do a total replacement. Why charge your insurance company for something that doesn’t need to be done. We provide 15 minute repair service in most cases. In fact your insurance will waive the insurance deductible!
  • Power Window Repair. When it comes to power windows not working you have to trust the advice given. We will tell you the source. Go with a window expert first for a solution.
  • Car Rear & Side View Mirrors. We can easily replace your mirror now with Burco Redi Cuts. From rear view and side view, these Redi-Cut products are available on demand.

Integrity. We will NEVER repair a windshield that has an issue larger than a silver dollar. Why? Simple, we know it isn’t safe and the fix will not last. Why charge the consumer and insurance company for something that is the wrong solution. CPR Auto Glass Repair, we do it right, the first time, every time, all the time. We do it for the customer, insurance, automotive industry and ourselves.

Fact everything you do on your car, you need a trusted source. You must ensure the integrity, quality, and the safety of the vehicle and it’s components. There is one SINGULAR source in San Diego and Riverside County California CPR Auto Glass Repair. If you have an issue or want to get a quote or competing quote, don’t delay and make the problem worse.

Feb
01

Windshield Replacement with or without Insurance | CPR Auto Glass Repair

Windshield Replacement

How Much Is Your Comprehensive Insurance Deductible?

The comprehensive side of auto insurance has a deductible, the deductible is the amount you have to pay before the insurance kicks in. Some people will raise the a

mount of their deductible to lower their monthly premiums.

So lets say that you have your deductible set at $1,000, the damage of your vehic

le needs to be more than $1,000 to make a claim. If your the person that drives a lot and you go through a windshield replacement at lea

st once a year, than you might want to look into getting a lower deductible.

Or you could add a glass coverage to your policy so n

ext time you need a windshield replacement and it’s going to cost you $200, all you have to pay is $50 or $100 if you go through insurance.

But everyone should look at the premium difference, Of course if your paying $25 more a month than your buying a windshield replacement after every 8 months.

Take a look at your policy. Make sure you’re looking at the comprehensive deductible rather than the collision deductible they’re two different things. with a deductible of $50. or $100 dollars.

Windshield Replacement Claims
Most people hesitate to make an insurance claim for auto glass replacement, as they’re afraid their rates will go up. A cracked windshield, however, is usually not your fault. It’s what the insurance companies call a “no-fault” claim, and as such won’t raise your premiums. It does depend on how your car window was damaged and which insurance company and kind of policy you have.