Broken windshield: repair is better than replacement
Spring is the season when windshields get broken the most. With the repetitive freezing and thawing, the roads are a mess, and there is lots of debris out there that can damage your vehicle.
In such a situation, you must contact your insurer as quickly as possible, and you will be directed to a specialized centre near you.*
Two options are available for your damaged windshield: have it repaired or replaced.
If you have the windshield repaired, the work will be fully reimbursed without having to pay a deductible.
If you have to replace your windshield, you will have to pay a deductible and your premium may be affected.
A damaged windshield may impair your driving and compromise your safety so it’s important to do something about it.
When you opt to have it repaired instead of having it replaced:
- You save money because you don’t pay a deductible when you have the windshield repaired.
- You’re helping the environment by not adding another broken windshield to the dump.
A windshield can be repaired if:
- The circumference of the crack or chip is not bigger than a dollar coin
- The chip is not in the driver’s field of vision
- The damage is limited to the exterior of the windshield
- The crack or chip is a minimum of 3 cm from the visible edge of the glass, and not in the visible ceramic strip.
*Certain conditions and limitations may apply depending on your insurance policy. Contact your administrative team for more information.