Phoenix Windshield Replacement & Rock Chip Repair

We will repair chips and small cracks in your windshield for free for 1 year after installation of a new windshield. We don’t use cheap gimmicks to trap people into paying higher prices down the line. We offer honest service with fair prices.

Every driver knows the stress of driving down the highway in Phoenix, AZ when suddenly you hear the unmistakable sound of something hitting the windshield.

We accept all insurance for all windshield repairs and replacements. As a preferred insurance provider, we do not offer cheap gimmicks, just long-lasting, quality workmanship and reliable technicians who truly care about attention to detail.

The most common chip and crack damage comes from other vehicles kicking up rocks and debris.

Reliable Glass professionals are here to help you. Check out our unique lifetime workmanship warranty.

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    Windshield Replacement and Repair in Phoenix

    Despite the cause of the damage, the most important thing to do is act quickly so your vehicle will keep you safe! Your Windshield is the barrier between you and debris from the streets of Phoenix valley and accounts for 40-70% of the strength of your vehicle.

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    Should Your Windshield Be Repaired Or Replaced?

    If you have damage that can be repaired, do it before it expands and can only be handled with replacement.
    Small cracks or shallow chips are the ideal candidates for windshield repair because the imperfection can be fixed in less than half the time as a replacement, without having to remove the windshield.
    Bigger imperfections require a bigger solution: removing the old windshield and replacing it with new. Windshield replacement typically takes less than an hour.
    The damage cannot be directly in the driver’s viewing area to be considered for repair.
    The crack must be smaller than a dollar bill to be repaired while a chip larger than a quarter may require windshield replacement.
    The replacement may be needed if the chip is penetrating both layers of windshield.

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    Best Glass Repair in the West!! I recommend this company for many reasons but mostly because of the owner’s commitment to complete glass repair no matter what the situation…
    I had Steve out at my house this morning. He was here bright and early and got things done. He even noticed that his vehicle was blocking my trashcans which were about to be picked…
    This was my first time using Reliable Auto Glass to fix 5 chips in my truck windshield. The surface and timeliness was excellent! I would highly recommend this company.

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  • Contact the trusted and proven professionals at Reliable Glass today to keep your windshield safe, protecting you for years to come on the streets of the Phoenix Metro area. We have been voted by many of our customers as one of the best Phoenix auto glass companies.

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    How Much Does Windshield Replacement Cost In Phoenix?

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    ABOUT $150 – $330
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    SUV

    ABOUT $160 – $290
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    Minivan

    ABOUT $170 – $295
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    Truck

    ABOUT $160 – $310

    If your Arizona insurance policy includes windshield replacement, your
    insurance may leave you with little to no out of pocket expense.

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    Can You Get A Ticket For A Broken Windshield?

    Can police ticket you for having a broken windshield? The short answer is yes. There are some general specifications on what constitutes receiving a ticket, though.

    It may vary by state, but generally, a police officer can give you a ticket if the crack is deemed to be impairing your range of sight, thus causing unnecessary increased risk to yourself and other people. Read more about this here.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can They Replace My Windshield in the Rain?

    If it’s raining outside, your windshield can only be replaced using a mobile auto glass service in an area where the car is under some sort of cover, and can remain there for up to 4 hours afterward.

    Below are the reasons why…

    To protect your vehicle’s interior

    During the replacement of your windshield, old glass is removed. This means that the interior section of your car would be exposed for almost 40 minutes. If you decide to replace your windshield on a rainy day with no cover, your interior may end up getting interior rainwater damage. Especially if it is rainy and windy at the same time. Reliable Glass will not replace your windshield in the rain. We care for your vehicle as if it were our own.

    To protect the technicians

    It would be unreasonable to replace a windshield in the rain and without cover, especially for the installers, since they would be exposed to the weather.

    To protect the vehicle’s window repair or replacement

    If it storms or rains too hard, it can put pressure on the windshield, and the water can adversely affect the tape or adhesive that holds the new windshield in place. The urethane and molding need to bond or cure, which cannot happen under those conditions.

    After installation, do not put your car through a high pressure car wash for a minimum of 48 hours. The pressure of the water against a new installation can displace the moldings. Allow your windshield, adhesive and moldings the full 48 hours to become set and dry. A hand wash, however, is acceptable during that time.

    Read more windshield aftercare instructions.

    Can I Wash My Car After Windshield Replacement?

    We recommend that you wait for at least 24 hours after the windshield replacement if you want to wash your car.

    During the installation of a windshield, it’s attached to an adhesive resulting in a permanent mold of the windshield to the vehicle’s frame. The glass is also surrounded with a rubber seal to enable it to withstand impacts.

    Factors that affect when you should wash your car after replacement

    You need to allow the sealant time to secure itself to the windshield. You need to avoid putting any kind of pressure on the windshield. Wind friction will not harm the sealant but direct water pressure will.

    When you take your car through a car wash, you are putting the sealant at risk. It is highly likely that the water pressure will come into contact with the windshield and can cause damage to the sealant.

    If you really need to wash your car within 24 hours after getting your windshield repaired or replaced, get a manually hand wash.

    What Size Of Window Rock Chips Can Be Repaired?

    Damage to the windshield often occurs as cracks or chips. In a chip, the point of impact is clearly visible and form configurations of stars, half moon and bull’s eyes to mention but a few.

    But a crack forms a distinct line that can range from a few inches to the full extent of the windshield. Modern technology has made it possible to repair windshields that would have otherwise been scrapped.

    Rock Chip Size:

    Chips about a quarter of an inch to three inches can be repaired, including cracks between one inch to fourteen inches as well.

    Rock Chip Depth:

    A windshield has two sheets of glass that are held together by an inner strong vinyl layer. If damage has penetrated to the inner layer, it is considered to be too deep and repairs can’t be done.

    You’ll know when a crack or chip on a windscreen should be repaired or replaced because of:

    • The location of the damage
    • The size of a chip or crack
    • The depth

    Location Of The Window Crack

    When the chip or crack occurs and might impair your line of sight, you should get a replacement of the windshield instead of doing repairs or at least give us a call to check it out. At Reliable Glass, we give honest quotes with no sales gimmicks and no surprise costs at the end of the repair; sometimes a crack or chip can be buffed out, even if another company said you need a replacement.

    Damaged Glass Causes Structural Integrity Loss

    When the damage extends to the entire windshield a replacement becomes inevitable because the structural integrity of the glass has been compromised. If you were in an auto accident where the vehicle rolled, the windshield prevents the roof of the car from caving in. Also, in cases where damage is in the direct path of window sensors, a replacement rather than a repair is recommended, because the sensors might malfunction if repair was done instead. Newer cars need to be recalibrated, at Reliable Glass we have ADAS Certification Calibration Technicians.

    When deciding to get repairs on your windshield, safety is a major consideration because the glass contributes up to 50% of the structural integrity of the vehicle. Windshield damage tends to increase in size as time goes by, also possibly causing the windshield to fog up easily due to the fact that the heat sensors may not be in proper working condition.

    Will My Insurance Cover Windshield Repair?

    In Arizona, windshield glass replacement is covered by comprehensive insurance.

    There are three types of insurance:

    • Liability Insurance – covers the damage done to another vehicle in the event of an accident only
    • Collision Insurance – covers damage to the insured’s car and the other vehicle if there is an accident
    • Comprehensive Insurance – includes the protection of the liability and collision insurance and adds protection for a vehicle that is not involved in an accident, such as a rock hitting a windshield and causing damage

    It is important to contact your insurance company to know what type of policy you have, what the policy covers, and the amount of the deductible, if you have one.

    If you need to have your auto glass repaired or replaced, the law (ARS 20-469) allows you to choose the company that works on your car. Choose one with an excellent reputation. Reliable Glass works with all insurance companies and will make sure you are well taken care of.

    What If I Don’t Have Insurance?

    Need your auto or home glass repaired or replaced but don’t have insurance? We offer some of the best glass repair prices without insurance in Phoenix.

    Understanding How Glass Coverage Works

    Having No Insurance

    Need your auto or home glass repaired or replaced but don’t have insurance? We offer some of the best glass repair prices for ‘no insurance’ claims. See our article here on glass repair with no insurance.

     

    Having Full Coverage

    Usually, the full coverage you had to obtain through a lienholder (loan) includes something called comprehensive coverage, which includes coverage against storms, fires, vandalism and road debris (animals).

     

    If you give Reliable Glass a call at 602-892-0202, we can work with you and your insurance company to determine your coverage, saving you the hassle.

    How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Windshield?

    When your windshield becomes damaged, it can impair your vision and make driving dangerous. It is important to have your windshield replaced by a trusted professional as soon as possible. Need an estimate on price before you call? Check out our article on how much does it cost to replace a windshield.

    Call 602-892-0202 for a quick quote.

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    How Much Does Windshield Repair Cost?

    When your windshield becomes damaged, it can impair your vision and make driving dangerous. It is important to have your windshield replaced by a trusted professional as soon as possible. Need an estimate on price before you call? Check out our article on how much does it cost to replace a windshield.

    Is windshield repair covered by insurance?

    In Arizona, auto glass replacement is covered by comprehensive insurance.

    There are three types of insurance:

    • Liability – covers the damage done to another vehicle in the event of an accident only
    • Collision – covers damage to the insured’s car and the other vehicle if there is an accident
    • Comprehensive – includes the protection of the liability and collision insurance and adds protection for a vehicle that is not involved in an accident, such as a rock hitting a windshield and causing damage

    It is important to contact your insurance company to know what type of policy you have, what the policy covers, and the amount of the deductible, if you have one.

    If you need to have your auto glass repaired or replaced, the law (ARS 20-469) allows you to choose the windshield repair company that works on your car. Choose one with an excellent reputation. Reliable Glass works with all insurance companies and will make sure you are well taken care of.

    What If I Don’t Have Insurance?

    Need your auto or home glass repaired or replaced but don’t have insurance? We offer some of the best glass repair prices without insurance in Phoenix.

    How expensive is windshield repair?

    An Estimation Of Windshield Replacement Costs By Vehicle

    • Between $150 – $330 for a car windshield.
    • SUV (sport utility vehicle) can cost around $160 – $290
    • A pickup cost is close to the SUV costing $160 – $310
    • Replacing a minivan’s windshield can be from $170 – $295

    If your Arizona insurance policy includes windshield replacement, your insurance may leave you with little to no out of pocket expense.

    How To Remove Auto Glass Water Spots

    About Auto Glass Water Spots

    Water spots and road film build up on the surface of glass reducing visibility and diminishing the efficiency of your car’s windshield wipers. Water spots can reduce visibility and create a dangerous vision issue when driving in heavy rain, sleet or snow.

    How Do Water Spots Form on Windshields?

    Once a droplet of water evaporates, all the minerals suspended inside are left behind as a surface stain.

    Calcium, sodium, and other alkaline’s leave chalky white residue on paint, glass, chrome, and plastic on any vehicle.

    When a surface gets wet, the water evaporates but leaves the mineral deposits behind. This is how water spots are formed.

    What Is An OEM Windshield?

    When your windshield cracks and requires an entire replacement, you can either choose between OEM and aftermarket glass. The difference is an aftermarket glass is made by a company or production line other than the original equipment manufacturer.

    Short for Original Equipment Manufacturer, OEM glass is fabricated by the same manufacturer that provided the original glass the automaker placed in your vehicle.

    Phoenix Valley OEM Windshields At Affordable Prices

    Glass damage has become increasingly common because of the newer lightweight glass being used for better fuel mileage.

    Did you know that within three years, 90% of unresolved chips will spread into a larger crack at any time, consequently, causing a dangerous visibility distraction for the driver? A damaged windshield is nearly 60% to 70% weaker and poses a risk that can be easily avoided by repairing or replacing the entire windshield.

    OEM Vs Aftermarket Auto Glass

    Some auto glass companies boast OEM parts but don’t actually use OEM glass, which is mis-leading, sometimes on purpose, just to get your attention and get a sale.

    If you have to use OEM glass make sure that you verify it equals the original in quality because while the manufacturing companies have been around for years, sometimes a 3rd-party seller can get similar from the same assembly line that makes the OEM parts, which can be hard to identify.

    If your vehicle is getting close to the end of its life though, it might not make economic sense to pay a slightly higher price for the advantages offered by an OEM parts manufacturer.

    Need An OEM Windshield For Your Car?

    Using OEM parts guarantees that you are getting a windshield made of high quality from a company that complies with your warranty and uses factory parts that will properly fit and serve your vehicle.

    Reliable Glass is a Phoenix, AZ based local auto glass company, we’ve been in business since 2001 and get some of the best prices for aftermarket and OEM windshields and windows. If you need a quote, give us a call.

    Insurance Coverage For Auto Glass In Arizona

    Every driver knows that sinking feeling–your windshield is cracked and may need to be replaced.  Will your insurance cover this?

    In Arizona, auto glass replacement is covered by comprehensive insurance.

    There are three types of auto insurance:

    • Liability – covers the damage done to another vehicle in the event of an accident only
    • Collision – covers damage to the insured’s car and the other vehicle if there is an accident
    • Comprehensive – includes the protection of the liability and collision insurance and adds protection for a vehicle that is not involved in an accident, such as a rock hitting a windshield and causing damage

    It is important to contact your insurance company to know what type of policy you have, what the policy covers, and the amount of the deductible, if you have one.

     

    If you need to have your auto glass repaired or replaced, the law (ARS 20-469) allows you to choose the company that works on your car. Choose one with an excellent reputation. Reliable Glass works with all insurance companies and will make sure you are well taken care of.

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    When Can I Drive After Windshield Replacement?

    The minimum time that is required before you can drive after a windshield replacement is 30 minutes. It takes about 30 minutes after your windshield has been replaced for the adhesive to cure. It may take a bit longer depending on extreme hot or extreme cold.

    The term drive-away time is usually used to refer to how long after your windshield is replaced that your car must sit before you can drive your car safely. Most technicians do not recommend to vehicle owners to drive too soon after a windshield replacement because it not only poses a risk to you but to your passengers and other drivers on the road.

    A safe drive-away times depend on:

    • The type of vehicle glass
    • The weather or humidity level
    • Type of adhesive used

    How To Stop A Windshield Chip From Spreading

    Some minor chips to your windshield can be fixed if the repair job is done soon after the damage happens.

    Small chips that are 1 ¼ inches or smaller (size of a quarter) can usually be repaired but anything larger may be too much to fix.

    A special resin can be injected into the center of the chip damage that takes the shape of a bullseye or a flower to make it look as good as new provided the center of the chip doesn’t have crushed glass.

    Types Of Cracks That Might Not Be Able To be Repaired

    • Besides crushed glass
    • Long cracks
    • Previously fixed old chips
    • Cracks that look like spider legs poking out from the chip
    • Chip and crack at the edge of the windshield that can’t be repaired

    Chips can turn into cracks and spread fast depending on the heat or weather conditions that fluctuate between hot and cold, but even in mild temperatures, something like a rock chip might get larger if it’s not fixed in time.

    If a chip or crack measures about a foot long, half an inch wide or has been on your windshield for a while, you should consider replacing your entire windshield for safety and compliance reasons.

    The goal is to keep the chip clean to prevent dirt, debris and water from entering the crack.

    How Long Do You Have to Keep the Tape on a New Windshield?

    Although you may not like the appearance, leave the tape in place for a minimum of 24 hours following installation.

    The tape is to keep water and debris from getting under the trim and keep the window in place in case of any motion. Do not slam your car doors with all of the windows closed for a minimum of 48 hours.

    The molding and adhesive are “curing” or drying, and a slammed door might puncture the seal. If weather permits, keep your door windows rolled down slightly, and close your doors very gently.

    The tape is put there to hold the glass from shifting while the windshield caulk takes a set. The windshield caulk also includes the glue, urethane or butyl sealant that is used to attach the windshield to the car structure. Two large strips of the tape are put from the roof down onto the glass. They keep the windshield in place and prevent it from shifting until the urethane cures and the windshield dries. The tape also keeps out elements like rain from the windshield to keep the adhesive dry.

    Read more about Caring For Your New Car Windshield.

    Hot vs Cold Weather

    Here in Arizona, the weather is almost always in a good condition, to play it safe we recommend 24 hours, if you were in a colder climate, it could take up to 3 days for the adhesive to seal.

    Avoid Car Washes

    While the tape is still on your windshield, you should not take it to a car wash especially a high pressure car wash. This is because the pressure will cause the tape and even the glue to come off forcing you to go back to the shop again. Instead, you can opt for a manual wash as this doesn’t damage your windshield.

    How Long Does It Take for a New Windshield to Dry?

    Your vehicle needs to sit for a minimum of one hour before you drive it. This allows the adhesive to dry, providing a good, strong seal.

    Avoid high pressure car washes for 48 hours, the pressure from the water hose can disrupt the adhesive and moldings.

    High quality urethane takes only a few minutes to cure and dry, completely filling in the crack or chip. After drying, it seamlessly blends in with the rest of the windshield.

    Unlike the few minutes it takes for your windshield to dry after filling in a crack, it takes quite longer for it dry after replacement. A windshield will take about three hours to completely cure and dry after replacement but to be on the safe side, we recommend not slamming the doors, enter car washes or removing the tape for 24-48 hours after getting your new car windshield.

    How Much Does It Cost To Replace Washer Fluid Reservoir?

    Maybe your windshield fluid reservoir is busted, and you’re in the market for one. If so, how much does one cost? The cost often depends on the type of car. However, according to www.repairpal.com, a replacement could cost anything from over $180 to over $200.

    They continue to state that labor costs vary, but are usually over $90. The cost for the parts often ranges from $80 to $100 approximately. So, yes, a replacement can be quite hefty. Yet, a functioning windshield fluid reservoir could protect you from getting into an accident.

    Are Windshield Wipers Required By Law?

    The law states that every vehicle on the road must have windshield wipers that are in good working order. Having your windshield wipers off during rain, sleet or snow is actually against the law as well. You can read more about the Arizona law for windshield wipers here.

    All You Need To Know About Washer Fluid Reservoirs

    A windshield fluid reservoir holds and stores the water that is used to clean the windshield. It is often connected to the windshield washer pump. The pump draws the fluid from it before transporting it to the windshield washer nozzle. After the nozzle receives the washer fluid, it sprays it onto the windshield to help clean the debris off.

    That said, a defective windshield fluid reservoir can impact your ability to clean your windshield. It goes without saying that having it fixed promptly is often a top requirement. If it is irreparable, you will have to purchase a new one.

    Can A New Windshield Get Wet?

    Getting Your Windshield Wet After Replacement

    Most auto glass repair companies will tell you not to wash your car for at least 24 hours after a windshield replacement. Sometimes you may be told to wait for up to three days, depending on the weather. In Arizona, the weather is almost always nice. Waiting up to 3 days is usually due to stormy or freezing weather.

    Avoid High Pressure Car Washes

    High pressure car washes are not good because they put the sealant used in adhering the windshield to the car at risk. When water at high pressure or parts of an automatic car wash come into contact with your windshield, you may have to go back to the repair shop to get it fixed again. The water interferes with the curing and drying process of the sealant.

    If you need to wash your car, do a manual hand wash.

    When It’s Raining

    If it’s raining, your windshield will not be replaced in rainy conditions unless in a sheltered environment in order to protect the vehicle’s interior and the technicians from getting wet.

    Heavy rain that can make your windshield wet is not as harmful as a high pressure wash because it doesn’t carry the force a car wash or a water hose has.

    Don’t do high pressure washing until after 24 hours. But it can get wet from contact with the rain.