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Bought 2015 Tech used, it had aftermarket windshield on it. Everything including LDW and rain sensor works perfectly as it should. Cabin noise isn't affected, IMO.
 

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Thank u.....i have apt for Friday with safelite.

The darn calibration seems to make this very expensive!

How often do you all get hit by rocks in the highway? Wonder i should decrease insurance deductible to like 500 from 1000$.

Also shouldn't the pa tpk pay for this...
 

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Thank u.....i have apt for Friday with safelite.

The darn calibration seems to make this very expensive!

How often do you all get hit by rocks in the highway? Wonder i should decrease insurance deductible to like 500 from 1000$.

Also shouldn't the pa tpk pay for this...
Check water leaks, hopefully they did a good job.

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So far the crack hasn't expanded so I wonder if I can drive this for one more month and my insurance expires in a month and maybe if I get the new policy with the lower deductibles option in next plan...

Can I submit to Geico again after a couple of months will they honor it?

Or is it illegal or immoral! thx
 

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If you don't have LKAS then aftermarket glass will be fine. I have a Base SHD (2016, no LKAS) and had to have the glass replaced. They did not use OEM glass but it was acoustically isolated (printed in the corner of the windshield). With LKAS you will be stuck with the calibration and it doesn't look like most shops can do that (apparently Safelite can), so back to the dealer and you will pay... And don't count on anything but OEM glass to work, although I suspect that the manufacturer of the OEM windshield offers it as well but you would need to be pretty confident that was what you were getting.

I have always carried high-deductible insurance, and in the past that included free glass replacement. No more - an unpleasant surprise. Windshields are more expensive now, and I suspect are more prone to breakage as they have shaved off weight there. So at least my insurance company has dumped that back on me. Ugh.
 

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As for repairs to the glass it is possible to buy a kit at most auto parts stores, which is similar to what the specialists use. Often insurance will cover the service for free in order to avoid replacement costs. These repairs cannot be done on cracks that extend to the edge of the glass as in the OP's case, or in the critical viewing areas for the driver. They are really meant to repair "bullseyes" before the glass starts splitting, and not the splits themselves unless very short.
 

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But can i get low deductible in a month and ask them to fix this under new policy?

My orginal question:

So far the crack hasn't expanded so I wonder if I can drive this for one more month and my insurance expires in a month and maybe if I get the new policy with the lower deductibles option in next plan...

Can I submit to Geico again after a couple of months will they honor it?

Or is it illegal or immoral! thx
 

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You already know the answer: it is unethical and fraudulent to not use your current coverage and instead expand coverage and then claim as new damage. It is not impressive that you even have to ask...
 

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You already know the answer: it is unethical and fraudulent to not use your current coverage and instead expand coverage and then claim as new damage. It is not impressive that you even have to ask...
Exactly. Stop making insurance creep up for the rest of us trying to pull such crap.


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Lol what i meant was in a legit way can i fix this much later without lying to insurance....

WASN'T GONNA LIE! Or commit frauds I'm not that kind.

wondered what geico would say if i indeed fix after few months... they know when it happened exactly. I'm not driving much anyway due to covid.

Unsure what would cause glass to shatter in some cases if they aren't fixed

Was curious....

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Lol what i meant was in a legit way can i fix this much later without lying to insurance....

WASN'T GONNA LIE! Or commit frauds I'm not that kind.

wondered what geico would say if i indeed fix after few months... they know when it happened exactly. I'm not driving much anyway due to covid.

Unsure what would cause glass to shatter in some cases if they aren't fixed

Was curious....

Thx
We completely understand that you wish to minimize the amount you have to pay out of pocket for this repair. Been there, done that.

Sometimes though, you have to eat more of the total cost than you anticipated. If Geico already knows your accident/damage timeline, the previous deductible may likely apply.
YMMV.


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We completely understand that you wish to minimize the amount you have to pay out of pocket for this repair. Been there, done that.

Sometimes though, you have to eat more of the total cost than you anticipated. If Geico already knows your accident/damage timeline, the previous deductible may likely apply.
YMMV.


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That's exactly what they said...
Frustrating coz i wasn't even behind a truck or construction vehicle.
And my company is outsourcing some of our people's jobs

What a nightmare of a year !
 

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That's exactly what they said...
Frustrating coz i wasn't even behind a truck or construction vehicle.
And my company is outsourcing some of our people's jobs

What a nightmare of a year !
I am pretty sure you can still drive the car for a month or more, as long as you go easy on bumpy road, I actually wait around a month for the OEM glass to be restock, I still drove it to work without any issue, since I applied the repair kit, the crack stopped spreading.

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A stone cracked the windshield on my other car when it was a month old. Safelite fixed it. Then after over a year,the original crack started to expand. I waited awhile to get it fixed. Then they replaced the windshield. They chalked it up as a failed repair. The car has LKAS and HUD. No charge from my insurance. No deductible on comprehensive. As long as you don't change your insurance,you would be fine. You choose a high deductible,you take that risk. whether you chose to have it fixed or not,you should have told your insurance company about it.
 

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Ok guys, been couple weeks after safelite replacing the glass. They did a good job no leaks e.t.c.. costed $712 total.

Unsure if it's psychological, but i do hear lot more road noise even at 40 mph....

Is it supposed to be that obvious between the original class and the Safelite glass?

Here's a pic of the glass, barcode e.t.c...
 

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Ok guys, been couple weeks after safelite replacing the glass. They did a good job no leaks e.t.c.. costed $712 total.

Unsure if it's psychological, but i do hear lot more road noise even at 40 mph....

Here's a pic of the glass, barcode e.t.c...
How is the LDW and rain sensors? Are they working properly? Noise maybe the aftermarket one has different shape or different material.

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The OEM windshields are acoustically insulated. My replacement windshield says right on it that it is so. Yours doesn't. I would be suspicious that yours does not have the acoustic insulation layer(s) in the middle.
 
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