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Old 08-31-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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crappy tire windshield replacement



my mother's front windshield has a few scratches on it that get pretty annoying depending on the sunshine.

i curiously asked Canadian tire windshield guy how much it would cost to replace the windshield with all the sensors and such and it was about 260 installed.

any experiences with their product? bad idea?
help appreciated thanks

the car is 07 328
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:42 PM   #2
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Bad idea if your going to replace a windshield go to a place that does glass like Apple auto glass or Ziebart Uniglass plus or Speedy glass repair it s your windshield.
These mobile glass guys that do windshield replacement outside is a bad idea if any dust or anything else gets on the the urethane then the bond of the windshield to the car is not going to be safe. I went to Ziebart Uniglass plus and got my windshield replaced for $346.23 tax in and my car has a rain sensor and I got factory glass I got a great deal I called around and got prices over 500 for my car so do your research.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:55 PM   #3
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Definitely go to an auto glass place. Otherwise you're pretty much rolling the dice as to whether or not in 2 years you're going to see rust eating away all around your windshield. Been there...not fun.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #4
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That's not BMW glass with the sensors. They'd have no idea what you're talking about, they'd use generic glass. The proper windshield alone costs at least double that before labour.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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Mobile glass repair isn't a bad idea. I worked for a guy who did all of Gus Brown, Ontario Hyundai and various other places, including Ferrari downtown. We replaced glass with a 100% certainty that it would not leak and no problems, or we would replace it for free. He also used another product that would adhere the urethane better onto the body as factory only does urethane. I could go into details with the cars I've done glass for. Only a couple that I've actually dropped my jaw at but most they were new GM products.

Dodge Vipers
Hummers (including a old H1 hummer which is a hard windshield to get in itself)
GT Ferrari (forget the model, but the 7grand clear windshield we took out without a crack and replaced it with 11grand windshield from Italy that has a brass strip running around it for moisture. Yes, this was the long weekend Mosport racing)
Bulldozers (for the cuzza brothers (spelling?))
Prototype IR6 Coupe Audi A4 (came over from EU to test drive and see reaction of the NA market, it's a stupid fast car)

So many different things, but just because someone does independent work, doesn't mean it's absolute crap. I wouldn't take it to speedy auto glass, only because we got the work from them in Durham Region because they installed leaky windshields.

I would give places a call, explain the car and model, ask what the real glass is worth with install, and then what the China glass would cost and install. (Yes you can get Chinese made windshield which are of poorer quality.) Then just go from there.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:48 PM   #6
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I had expirence with Afghan auto glass. Good price, the job quality is ok. They have a lot of references from mazda and honda forums.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:54 PM   #7
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I had expirence with Afghan auto glass. Good price, the job quality is ok. They have a lot of references from mazda and honda forums.
i use to use these guys at my shop all the time. always done great work for me. never had any leaks. to this day i get him to do my cars
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:35 PM   #8
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I had expirence with Afghan auto glass. Good price, the job quality is ok. They have a lot of references from mazda and honda forums.
i called and got a quote of 390...they apparently will come to my house to do it.

anyone have any other recommendations that has decent prices/quality?
just so i can compare
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:19 PM   #9
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Sprint auto glass in Scarborough, Victoria Park, north of Lawrence. I've used them so many times, Glen is amazing, and they do great work. I highly recommend them to anyone. It costs something like $190 to $210 depending on make and model of car installed. They use Pilkington glass for most of the cars which is made in Collingwood. I've changed windshields on 3 different occasions on various BMW's and nary a problem.
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You should check your insurance, you may have auto glass coverage and not know it.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:55 AM   #11
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You should check your insurance, you may have auto glass coverage and not know it.
Why would you make a claim on your insurance, and have to pay between $300-$500 deductable when you could go to sprint for $200 and not make a claim?
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:18 AM   #12
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I used SPRINT earlier this year to fix a crack in the windshield of our winter car. The price was right and Glen is a decent guy, I'd recommend him.
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