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Re: Windshield replacement-dealer or chain replacement shop?

Craig D. Niederst wrote:
> I am going to be contacting my insurance company on Monday about getting my
> recently broken windshield replaced under glass coverage ($100 deductible).
> Looking at Bentley, the procedure for windshield replacement looks like it
> may be a bit tricky for a generic windshield / auto glass replacement shop.
> Not to mention the stories I have heard on the List of improper removal
> leading to scraped paint and rust, incorrect fit of windshield, etc. Am I
> better off taking it to the dealer to have this done (do dealers even do
> glass, or do they send the car out?), or are the generic windshield / auto
> glass replacement shops OK? Any BTDT's appreciated. TIA.
> Craig
> '92 100S (84k)


Your Insurance company my not cover the windshield if the dealer does 
the work.  I have Farmers and they have set prices with the windshield  
replacement companys on what Farmers pays them for the job.  This may
 be also the way your insurance company works.
Audi windshield are not the easiest to remove and replace correctly so
find a company that has done these before.  Usually your insurance 
company will have a list of companys they do bussiness with.  Also make
 sure you use Audi replacement glass or equal to it.  The cheaper glass
 on the market sells for alot cheaper and is prone to chipping from
 rocks easier because it is thinner. 

Hope this helps

Pat Korach
Kirkland, WA