Follow Us:

3 Factors That Will Affect the Price Of Your Windshield Repair

Diamond Glass Calgary 3 Factors That Will Affect the Price Of Your Windshield Repair

Does your windshield need to be repaired? Here are 3 factors that will affect the cost of your auto-glass replacement. 

Do you have a chip or a crack in your auto glass? Selecting the right professionals to complete your windshield repair is extremely important. A poorly-fixed one can have consequences such as:

  • increased risk of injury/death in case of an accident
  • decreased visibility when on the road
  • collapse of the roof of your car
  • higher costs
  • your auto-glass shattering

Professional Windshield Repairs and Replacements in Calgary

At Diamond Glass, our customers’ safety is our number one priority. We offer on-site and mobile auto-glass services from windshield repairs to full replacements to help you get back on the road as quickly and safely as possible.

Auto Glass Repair


3 Factors That Will Affect The Cost of Your Windshield

When your windshield is cracked, chipped, or shattered, it needs to be replaced immediately. However, the average cost to replace your windshield can vary widely based on a number of different factors, including:

1. The Type of Vehicle You Have

When it comes to windshield repairs or replacements, one of the first things any auto-glass professional will ask is: what is the make of your vehicle? This detail, though it may seem small, will have a big impact on the cost.

WHY? A luxury vehicle such as a Mercedes or Lexus requires specific windshields that are often ONLY available through the dealer. This can mean that your windshield replacement may cost two or three times more than repairs for a non-luxury car.


2. The Type of Auto Glass You Choose

The type of auto-glass you choose for your windshield replacement is a very important decision as it will not only affect the price, but is crucial to ensuring that the safety and functionality is returned to your vehicle.

Depending on your budget and needs, there are three main auto-glass options when it comes to windshield replacements:

  1. Original Equipment (OE): This is auto-glass from the original supplier and comes with the highest cost.
  2. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM): This is not from the original supplier but is manufactured with almost the exact specifications of OE glass.
  3. Aftermarket: These are manufactured by companies who are not affiliated with specific automakers and the thickness and durability may vary.

Options For Autoglass Replacement


3. Any Special Features Your Windshield Has

A windshield replacement may also require additional expenses, depending on the type of features your car has. Higher auto-glass repair costs are often due to cars having special features such as:

  • Special mouldings
  • Rain sensors
  • Condensation sensors
  • Shade bands

In fact, some vehicles can have as many as five different sensors and this may cost you up to several hundred dollars to replace. If you have an older car without these details, your windshield replacement costs will be considerably less.


We Help Keep Your Windshield Repair/Replacement Costs Low

Many insurance companies will waive your deductible and pay for an entire windshield repair. However, if your windshield needs to be completely replaced, our team can work around payment options that meet your unique needs.

Our auto-glass specialists ALWAYS try to evaluate if a repair, instead of a replacement, is possible and do our very best to save you time and money.


Want to know more?

To find out about our services including mobile auto-glass repairs and residential/commercial glass products, contact our Calgary office today at 403-568-7086 or request a repair quote.

Share This Post:

Related Posts

Latest Testimonial

Thank you Sam for recently replacing my shower glass. You were easy to deal with, professional, straight forward and reasonable pricing. I am happy to use your company in future and recommend your services to my family and friends.

Chloe B.

Contact Us or Request a Quote

Questions? Comments? Looking for a quote? Call us today at (403) 568-7086 or fill out the form below:

Have Questions? Call Us Today At

Call Us

Join Our Newsletter

Diamond Club