What Is The Cost Of Windshield Replacement?

Windshield replacement costs vary depending on where you are in the world. The cost of replacing a windshield in Canada ranges between $190 – $400. In this blog, we’ll break down the determinants that cause these costs to vary and how to choose the best auto glass shop to perform your windshield replacement.

Factors that Affect Cost of Windshield Replacement

The range is so wide because there are a few determinants that affect the price, such as:

The Make and Model of Your Vehicle

There’s no need to worry; Maple Auto Glass services all makes and models of vehicles. However, the first question we ask you when you come to our auto glass shop for a windshield replacement is what the make of your car is. Luxury vehicles’ windshields are typically only available through the manufacturer. If you drive a Mercedes, Lexus or others in this price range, expect your windshield replacement to cost closer to $400.

The Auto Glass Used

Another factor that affects the cost of a windshield replacement is the type of auto glass that the technicians use to replace your windshield. At Maple Auto Glass, we offer the following two types of auto glass:

Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE)

This type of auto glass is made by independent manufacturers using the same standards. It is more affordable than OEM auto glass because it doesn’t have the same guarantees as OEM glass.

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

The same manufacturer that makes your vehicle’s auto glass makes this type of auto glass. It’s a little more costly as it’s more durable, and it typically comes with similar guarantees to auto glass manufacturers’.

Specific Features Your Auto Glass Has

Another expense when it comes to windshield replacement cost is the addition of special features your vehicle may have, such as condensation and rain sensors, tinting strips and/or unique moulding. Replacing each of these features can add up to a hundred dollars to the price of your windshield replacement.

Insurance Coverage For Windshield Replacement

Another factor to consider when it comes to the cost of a windshield replacement is your insurance provider. You likely have coverage for a windshield replacement if you have comprehensive auto insurance.

We aim to make the windshield replacement process as simple as possible so you can get behind the wheel again. Our auto glass replacement experts will deal with your insurance provider on your behalf and answer any questions or concerns you have.

How To Choose The Best Auto Glass Shop for Windshield Replacement

Get quotes online or over the phone from different auto glass shops that offer windshield replacement services near you. Compare not only the prices but also how long it would take them to complete the services. Another thing to look out for when searching for the best auto glass shop for windshield replacement is whether they offer mobile auto glass services. Maple Auto Glass will come to you at the time and place of your convenience in Barrie, Lindsay or Cobourg to replace your vehicle’s windshield at no additional cost. 

Why Choose Maple Auto Glass For Windshield Replacement

If you know your way around a vehicle, you could buy a new windshield for a few hundred dollars and replace it at home. However, for most people, this is not an intelligent option. It’s a very challenging job that requires an experienced professional auto glass technician.

The auto glass technicians at our auto glass shop in Barrie utilize the best materials, from adhesive to the replacement windshield. When you have your windshield replaced at  Maple Auto Glass, you’re paying for high-quality parts and skilled labour. It’s essential to have your windshield replaced by an auto glass shop that you can trust as your windshield makes up an important structural component of your vehicle and keeps you and your passengers safe. You don’t want to be driving with a cheap replacement that could crack or come out and lead to a car accident.  We additionally offer auto glass repair services if you require chip or crack repair. Fill out our online quote form online to get the cost of our windshield replacement services or give us a call at (705) 927-8717.