It happens to hundreds of drivers every year. While sitting in a parking lot, at a light or other conspicuous location a driver is approached about a zero cost auto glass repair by a stranger. The driver is told that they can get a new windshield at absolutely no cost to themselves. The stranger is an auto mechanic, auto glass provider or other professional or home based business. The driver agrees, and they go to wherever the work is supposed to be done. Unfortunately for the driver who gets excited about the work, this is a scam. Luckily for drivers, discount auto glass is available and every bit as easy.
It isn’t uncommon for a single provider to be able to install a new window or windshield. The know how to perform the work isn’t hard to acquire. Unfortunately, after the window is installed, the driver begins to pay in many different ways for this so called “cheap window replacement.” This scam uses the drivers insurance to cover an extremely expensive overhead price, sometimes filing multiple claims that rapidly increase a drivers insurance premiums. This is in addition to installing the cheapest windshield money can buy. Instead of a free windshield, drivers get a cheap windshield and a huge spike in insurance premiums.
In short, don’t let a walk up do your auto glass repair. There are plenty of reputable discounters out here who will work to ensure the best rate with the lowest change to deductible. A reputable auto glass service can bill everything to the insurance, but will only do so one time, and will give you the value you deserve. A mobile auto glass service doesn’t even need a driver to come to them, they can do the repairs on site.