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Windshield Replacement Cost

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by SnowSpartan, May 31, 2019.

  1. May 31, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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    SnowSpartan

    SnowSpartan [OP] IT, not the clown.

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    Cracked my windshield.

    Safelite quoted $400 for aftermarket, $800 for OEM.

    Never had great luck with aftermarket glass on past cars.

    What do you all think?

    Would a local auto glass business install OEM for cheaper? I keep seeing OEM quality glass and not actual OEM glass.

    Thanks all

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  2. May 31, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    kingston73

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    I'm just guessing but most of the price difference is probably just because that's what toyota charges. I'm also guessing your state doesn't have glass covered in insurance? Here in MA glass doesn't need a deductible so we basically get free replacement if needed.
     
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  3. May 31, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    SnowSpartan

    SnowSpartan [OP] IT, not the clown.

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    Glass is covered in comprehensive. But they will “determine if deductible will apply”. My deductible is $1000 so maybe no thanks and who knows if it would bump my premium because it’s a “claim”
     
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  4. May 31, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    Geraldo's Taco

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    It's worth your time to check what the deductible on glass is before you fork over your own money. My standard deductible is $500, W/S shield replacement is $50. Stone chips get repaired for free. I have used the comp on glass and it didn't change my rates at all.
     
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  5. May 31, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    SnowSpartan

    SnowSpartan [OP] IT, not the clown.

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    Checked and I would be subject to the $1000 since it is a complete replacement. So out of pocket would be cheaper. (Goodbye rear bumper purchase) lol
     
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  6. May 31, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    EdFlecko

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    I've heard numerous people say Safelite windshields are garbage and a waste of your money. Spend the money and buy OEM.

    I'm guessing the OEM Toyota laminated glass was originally done by Asahi Glass, but I don't know that to be true.

    Look at the DOT number on the glass. This will tell you where the glass was manufactured. You can go to https://bit.ly/2YVnf0U or https://bit.ly/2W8eCi5 for a listing of DOT numbers and their corresponding country of origin.

    Pilkington
    PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass)
    Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC - http://www.pgwglass.com/ourcompany/Pages/default.aspx - "Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC will continue delivering our extensive breadth of high quality products and services in a reliable and customer responsive manner. It's the same commitment to quality, safety and service that made PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) a leading glass manufacturer..." - "May of 2009 PPG Industries sold out and changed their name to Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC who entered into a partnership with Daimler AG to supply automotive glass to the German vehicle manufacturer."

    Ed
     
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  7. May 31, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    coopcooper

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    I mean is that little Toyota stamp in the corner of the glass worth an extra 400 bucks to you. If not then ide go aftermarket.
     
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  8. May 31, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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  9. May 31, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    Unfortunately yes. Going with OEM.
     
  10. May 31, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Ours are covered in AZ but I still saw the cost. They charged about 600 for the aftermarket window a few months back and 400 to calibrate the cameras. No issues with it at all and didn’t raise my rate but I thought that was crazy
     
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  11. May 31, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    Pretty much this, Toyota doesn't make glass. My 18 factory windshield is Pilkington. If you can find a glass vendor that can get you the Pilkington glass below Dealer glass price then that is your winner Near identical piece of glass but 40% lower cost
     
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  12. May 31, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    That’s an idea.
     
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    A rock busted my windshield tonight. I’ll post the OEM vs OEE quotes once I have them. I’ll be going OEM for a truck less than a year old, even if it hurts my soul.
     
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    hope it's not Fuyao glass
     
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    Easy, insurance claim.

    Then you can choose what you want, but I've had Safelite in 2 different vehicles so far and never had an issue.

    They have acoustiglass (thicker, dampens sound) variants for windshield replacements on older vehicles that didn't offer it on OEM.
     
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  16. Jul 22, 2023 at 1:41 PM
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    Got the quotes from Safelite. It was the same price for OEM, which I think is weird. The appointment is Thursday. If it doesn’t say Toyota, I won’t be too happy.
    $875 OEE and $875 OEM, so I picked OEM.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2023 at 2:06 PM
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    There's only a handful of companies that make windshields. The only difference between the Toyota windshield and the generic Pilkington windshield is one says Toyota in addition to saying Pilkington.

    When I had mine done, I requested OEM. They said if your vehicle is more than 3 years old, insurance generally won't cover OEM. That being said, sometimes, on your behalf, they'll tell insurance that that is all they have and insurance will cover it.
     
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    Haven’t seen calibration mentioned here yet. $300 at 3 different glass shops or 1 hour shop time at $240 at the dealership.

    Jumping through hoops to get mine replaced with this “crystal fusion” glass scam I bought, who only uses Safelite. Just like I’ve read here, Safelite is saying they won’t be able to calibrate my sensor due to lift/tires. Supposedly crystal fusion will cover me taking it to the dealership for calibration afterwards though
     
  19. Jul 25, 2023 at 2:59 PM
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    The $875 included calibration.
     
  20. Jul 25, 2023 at 3:15 PM
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    Some people get nauseous by looking through cheap glass- the optical quality of it throws off your visual system.

    personally, I’d get OEM- but mine is probably cheaper to replace without the TSS camera.
     

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