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It was cracked from 2 encounters with rocks on the same stretch of road, in the same 100 feet of that road, 2 months apart.

I had many flecks here and there from other encounters, but this place? It decided to sloooooowly creep across my windshield. The other day it jumped about a foot. I said F it and called the insurance. $100 and 24 hours later, new windshield. The guy was a pro---from start to finish was about 15 minutes tops. He said he hated SUV's with big windshields, it is the placement of the new glass on the adhesive/sealant that gives ya pop-eye forearms. He quivered a little at the last inch as he hovered, and bingo, dropped it perfectly into position. I am not impressed with one side's trim replacement, it has a little wave, but I would have to point it out--it is terrible to be a virgo and drive a Mo, you see the slightest imperfections....
He left off two snap retainers on the front corners of the wiper motor covers....grrrr. I put some screws in there temporarily--I'll get on it this weekend and find something to hold it more cosmetically pleasing.

But, at least it is new, which of course begs for new wiper blades....just another thing....

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Do you happen to recall what the full price for the windshield was?

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I had the same question.

Who did it for you?
 

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I had mine replaced thru Auto Glass Specialists, and not going thru insurance, I paid about $285 after tax. I thought it was a great price.
It could be different in other areas of the country, I'm in Wisconsin.

As long as were on the subject, when the repair man re-attached the wiper arms, he didnt place them low enough so now they dont rest under the hood. Does anyone know how to remove them so I can lower them?
 

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State Farm has $100 deductable for glass replacement, so that is all I saw. SafeLite did the replacement.
 

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Update

Found the receipt:

It says 434.70 list, sold for 391.23, 100.00 labor, 20.00 install kit, 28.70 tax. 540.00 after it was said and done.

Glad I have 100 deductable!

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Whoa!!:eek:

dalsox paid $285 cash, which sounds about right. mgthe3had the same windshield replaced through the insurance company and was charged $100 with the insurance company picking up the remaining $440!! That's an 89% increase!! Sounds like SafeLite may be overcharging because it is going through the insurance company.

Looks like I'll be crossing SafeLite off my approved vendor list.

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Remove the caps over the nuts, unscrew the nuts and give the arm a wrap with your hand--whack it like there is a bug on it about 5 inches from the fitting. There are the typical splines with a collet fit (tapered) just like 90% of your steering parts. Collets don't respond well to whacks in line to the the fit--they have to be gently tapped from the side so you don't wallow out the taper. Your ball joints and tie rod ends, center link and pitman arm all have collet fittings.

I watched him drop my wiper arms on, he just put them on the splines in the lowest position down and tightened the nuts. Of course I betcha he does 100 a week.

njjoe, my insurance has never gone up with windshield replacement, why not let them pick up all but the $100? This is a prime example of why we have insurance--Use it! I think I have had 3 or 4 windshields replaced over the years--never took a hit on the premiums for it.
 

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I had mine replaced a while ago after meeting face to face with a large stone. I also did go through my insurace, so MY cost was $100 deductible, but the cost of the windshield was $1085 and a kit $20.85. I went to the dealership and they ordered one from Japan (no aftermarket glass for murano, only OEM). Plus, I wanted to be done at the dealer, so if anything happens, I could blame them. The only difference was I had to pay the dealer full price and sent the invoice back to the insurance company and got a check back minus $100.
 

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Let me summarize. The same windshield has cost $285 through Auto Glass Specialists, $540 from SafeLite, and $1,100 through a Nissan dealership. Does anyone else find this a bit peculiar?

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Name your price. Auto glass specialists is cheapest because of volume, theres a shop on every corner. Youll pay more at the dealer because they dont do too many of them, plus the dealer would like you to believe that you are getting original equipment, when in reality they both come from the same place. When I got my quote from the dealer he actually told me where they get the glass from (dont remember now). The lady at AGS also told me, guess what, same place. My windshield looks exactly like the original one, and the work was excellent. So its up to the consumer, if you want to reap some of your premiums, go with the dealer. If your paying yourself, I'd go with AGS (unless you like to brag on how much you spent).
 
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