Just When You Think Your Getting Ahead

Monday, August 22, 2011

I got in my car,( a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue) yesterday and this is what I saw. I had no idea how it happened, but upon Gerry's closer inspection, he said there was a rock chip at the top of the crack.One we hadn't seen before and now the chip is a big crack.

Although we have car insurance, getting glass coverage is separate and more money monthly. Since my deductible is 5-7 hundred, and the cost of a new windshield is something of the same, I made some calls and inquiries.

I found out from the insurance company that I could call the car junk yard here and that they might have one for my car. So, that's what I did and found out they had one I could get for $125. A mobile auto glass guy I called said he's on holidays till the end of the month but will check when he gets back into town, as he said with installation, it would more than likely cost me under $300.

It's still alot of money,and would have rather it been spent on something else, but something to consider. Used car parts!It can save you money.



  1. I would never have thought to purchase a used windshield. That's a great tip!

  2. I got a brand new windshield last year for my 2009 Camry and it only cost me $125 and that included installation. I got it from but they are only located in 3 states in the US. Try calling around for better prices.

  3. Great deal. We live in a very isolated northern community, so we're limited for choices. I appreciate the reply though- and hope it can benefit someone else.


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