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$130 - $490







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A little stone tossed up on the hood is all it takes for a car's windshield to break or chip. Driving with a cracked shield is dangerous, so this seemingly minor inconvenience can quickly become a problem.

Furthermore, uncontrollable factors such as temperature fluctuations can cause a crack that necessitates windshield replacement. When a windshield is damaged, it is not only an obnoxious sight but also extremely dangerous. As soon as possible, have your cracked windshield replaced.

Windshield repair costs between $130 to $190, depending on the type of damage (is it a chip or a crack?) and your location. Meanwhile, windshield replacement costs around $350 to $500.

Windshield repair price list

A windshield chip or crack repair costs depend on various factors. How big is the crack or the chip? Where is it located, and how complex is it? Where do you reside? The cost of windshield chip or crack repair can be cheaper than replacement. The job can also take only around 30 minutes.

Types of repair work

Average cost

1 chip in the front windshield


2 chips in the front windshield


3 chips in the front windshield


Windshield replacement price list 

Windshield pricing is a little more complex, as it can vary depending on the technological abilities of the cars on the roads. How much does your car rely on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology? The ADAS technology includes sensors, speed zone recognition, and radars or lasers in the windshield.

Replacement windshield prices  

Types of replacement work

Average cost

Front/rear windshield


Front window


Back windshield replacement cost


Driver side vent glass


Driver side quarter panel


Passenger side front/side back window


Passenger side vent glass


Passenger side quarter panel


a repairman fixing a small crack on windshield

Factors affecting the cost of windshield repair and replacement

Complexity of the damage

Some minor damages can be repaired, such as if a crack is less than 25mm long when within your critical vision area. Outside of that area, cracks can only be repaired when up to 100mm. 

Similarly, a bullseye crack can only be repaired if it’s under 10mm inside critical vision and up to 20mm outside. On the other hand, stars and half-moon cracks are under 15mm inside your critical vision area. Finally, a crater can only be repaired if they are under 2mm inside your critical vision area and no larger than 5mm. Any damage that impedes the driver’s vision is a call for windshield replacement.

Car model, year, and make

The model of your car differs in body, features, and price. The built year is a significant cost driver; the same goes for newer models and premium makers with more features. 

The cost of replacing a windshield is more expensive if your car has ADAS, such as cameras, sensors, speed zone recognition, lane departure, auto braking, radars, or lasers in the windshield.


Your location can also affect the price of windshield repair or replacement. Prices go up if you live in major cities. Depending on your area, the windshield fitter/repair tradesperson you will hire should also have a license. 

a web crack on a windshield

Should I repair or replace my windshield?

The rule of thumb is to replace it immediately if the damage is big and/or if it affects the driver’s line of sight. It’s better to ensure that the windshield protects the people inside the vehicle. Otherwise, the damage can incur serious consequences in terms of safety. 

An unrepaired windshield could compromise airbag operation and result in serious wounds from broken glass. So it’s crucial to have repairs carried out in compliance with standards.

Do you also need to fix your car window film? Find out how much it costs to tint your car windows to set the right budget for this service. 

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A broken car windshield compromises your safety. So, ensure that a reliable and experienced windshield repair and replacement professional handle the job. 

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Insurance claims can cover many repairs and replacement jobs. So don't hesitate to call your insurance provider to see if windshield replacement costs come with your insurance coverage. 

There are federal regulations for a cracked windshield in the US, permitting chips smaller than ¾ inch. But that doesn’t mean it is safe. You must know the extent that determines a crack renders a vehicle in an out-of-service state. 

This is on a case-to-case basis. If the small chip or crack is small enough, does not distract the driver's line of sight, and can be repaired in 30 minutes, then you can fix it before replacement. You can consult your windscreen repair expert for a better recommendation. 

After an assessment by your tradesperson, the actual job can take 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the model and make of your car and the additional technology it requires.

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