Leased a 2002 chevy trailblazer and have this problem
momstruck1 Member Posts: 206
edited March 2014 in Chevrolet
Ok was on the way home from a friends house on the highway home a rock hit the windshield. Well I now noticed a small crack there . I do not have glass coverage on the truck it is a 2002 Lt trailblazer ext. So do you thin that I can have the windshield replaced somewhere else or so I have to go to the dealership? I hate to put money in GM'S pocket but with it being leased i just was wondering if I could change the windshield somewhere else? Also if I change the windshield does it affect the ON- Star? Just wondering if anyone knew the answers.
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For instance, I had my windshield replaced last year and I have a $100 deductible for glass repairs and replacements. I took it to Diamond Glass (a nataional chain) and they replaced it and covered by deductible. Basically, they just charged $100 less than they would have, so I didn't have a portion to pay. good luck.
OnStar as concierge has not made it onto my list of musts looking at cars, but the integration level and increasing number of features is starting to get my interest, particularly considering the nice experience I had with Ford's Roadside Maintenance a few weeks ago. that raised the whole idea's viability for me a lot of notches from "fad" to "rad"
If you don't want to pay anything you can take the truck in to a glass shop and have it "repaired" the insurance will pay 100% of the chip repair. The shop I use says that if you can cover the actual impact chip with a 50 cent piece, and the crack can be covered with a dollar bill they can "fix" it. What that means is that they can stabilize it so that it doesn't spread any farther. If it does spread after the chip repair my shop will pay the deductible for the new windshield. Make sure whatever glass shop you choose they are NGA certified. Check for a certified NGA shop here:
It does make a difference, the windshield is a structural piece of glass, so make sure it's installed correctly.
which brings up another little whine (pause for cheese lovers to cut a slice here, adjust the music, the fireplace, etc...)
why, up here in road salt and sand country, has nobody been able to come up with a practical windshield pad like racers use... you see two or three traffic lights through it, rip off another plastic layer and have a clear sheet again. we spend more on windshields here in the land of 10,000 tax-cutters than we spend on prisons.
If you replace the windshield best thing to do is match it with the same company that made the original, or match the door glass. In my experience LOF is the best glass out there, and if the insurance is paying why bother with the others.