Windshield Repair Cost

How much does it cost to repair a windshield is often the first question asked by thousands of drivers who get cracks and chips while driving. Price often determines if we’ll “need” certain services or not, but for safety reasons it’s very important to repair a damaged windshield as soon as possible.

How much does windshield repair cost?

Lucky windshield repairs are not expensive. For a single smaller crack or chip the cost to repair a windshield should be around $30.

Actual cost can vary mostly based on size, number and type of cracks or chips. Small chip or crack a couple of inches in size is generally easy to repair and won’t take more than half an hour.

Larger cracks several inches in length, and star, bullseye or crater type window cracks are more difficult to repair and will take a bit longer, but also cost more. See: Can my windshield be repaired?

It’s highly unlikely you will ever pay more than $100 for a windshield repair, as any damage which would cost more than this amount would very likely require a full windshield replacement.

Do-it-yourself windshield repair kits

Very cheap way to repair your windshield is to purchase a DIY kit. DIY windshield repair kits cost $10 – $15 and are available in any auto parts store, or you can order them online.

DIY glass repair kits are not used by professionals, but they can do a good job on small chips, scratches, nicks and cracks. They are easy to use and you can save money by doing windshield crack repairs yourself.

Can car insurance pay for windshield repair?

Window crack - crater

Window crack – crater

In some states car insurance companies are required to pay windshield repair costs. Consult your state laws to see if that’s the case!

Some insurance companies also have optional road hazard insurance you may already be paying for. Your insurer may cover the full windshield repair expense unless you have bare minimum auto insurance. They may also charge a deductible or only cover a portion of the full cost.

To find out if you can repair your windshield for free be sure to review U.S. cracked windshield laws, and consult with your insurance company to see if they can cover the cost.

If your windshield can’t be repaired, it will have to be replaced. Find out how much does it cost to replace a windshield!