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Why are Windshield Prices so High?
It's a question auto glass customer service reps here often! Unfortunately it can be a multi-layered answer.
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While almost all windshields are similar in design and functionality, not all are created equal. Therefore, each piece of glass to be replaced will have it's own price tag to match it's unique features. So although the production and quality of glass is likely no different from a brand like Mercedes to say a Kia, other factors affect pricing for auto glass.
BRAND...The first of these reasons can be brand. If you are looking to replace with OEM glass from the dealer, you will most definitely be charged more for the company's small logo on the windshield. On average the increase for the insignia could be $300-$500 more than aftermarket glass.
BELLS & WHISTLES...Auto manufacturers are incorporating many safety features into the front glass of vehicles more than ever now. Lane Departure Warning, Rain Sensors, Forward Collision Alert are just a few that incorporate cameras and sensors into the windshields. higher demand on most brands of cars and trucks these days. These additions greatly ease consumers peace of mind for safety but contribute to increasing the cost from manufacturing to replacing and installing.
LABOR...the final glass cost is the total of all the facets involved in the process. In addition to the actual glass, windshields and rear windows use adhesives bond the glass to the car body and frame and most likely need accessories such as moldings for installation. Professional installers will have proper tools needed and specialized equipment to avoid damage to the car structure. Side glass requires disassembly of the interior panels and window mechanisms.
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