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Re: Winder Shield
Mann Law wrote:
> Someone wrote: "Take it to the dealer". EXACTLY....the wrong
> thing to do. You will get f'd.
> Many glass places will do it sooooo much cheaper than the
> dealer. I have been successful *1* time in pulling the windshield from a
> parts car and installing it as needed. For some reason, Audi windshield
> have an extremely high breakage rate when you [I] take them out. Mothers
> are really in there and sealed well. *If* you can find a place that will
> pull the window, before you pay, do this. Take it to a glass shop and
> have it installed. Almost any glass shop will beat the dealer by ~ 50% YMMV.
ah, i'll bite even though I find it ironic that I'm defending a
With respect, I think you're missing a crucial point. When replacing a
windshield the object is not only to get the cheapest replacement price
- the windscreen AND the method of installation are crucial to getting
the SAFEST installation. The windshield is an intregal part of the
safety cage assembly. That alone would get me motivated to make sure I
got the best for my money, insurance considerations aside.
The manner in which they're installed also assures best chance of no
leaks or squeaks, etc.
( the reason they break when you try to take them out is because they're
meant to stay put)
isn't that one reason we drive them.. because they're safe?