I needed a windshield replaced on a 20 year old Mercedes. Prices were trhough the
I droev to small industrial mall that had a bunch of "to the trade" little
businessses - an auto elecronics and wiring place, an auto interior place,
an auto glass place.
I asked how much for a new windshield, installed and was met with the
question "insurance or cash". "What's the difference" I asked.
Insirance $700, cash $250 installed.
I paid the 250 and it was ready in an hour and has been flawless
ever since. Now this particular car had a urethane seating area
and no gasket per se so you'd need to buy a gasket. About $100 I'd
guess. There is a difference in the Euro and US gaskets (Euro glass
is thinner) somake sure you get the right one.
The other sneaky thing to do is ask the stealer where he sends the
glass out too and just go there. Chances are high they farm this
Chances are even higher you can do a lot better just by looking in the
phone book. Avoid the chains, call everyone to get a price then
settle for the one that's the least hassle, it'll invariably some
little place like the one I described. Which is probably where
the car would end up anyway :-)
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