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Old 04-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Recommendations for autoglass replacement in MA

I've got 3 eraser-head sized chips in my windshield, including a new one that's dead center in front of the driver now.

I'm hoping I can get the entire windshield replaced under insurance (I have full coverage) instead of trying to repair the chips, especially since the entire windshield is a glaring mine-field when driving into the sun.

So I'm wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a company to do the work. The main thing I care about is them doing a good job so it doesn't leak and using quality glass.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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3-4 windshields over the years here.

Giant Glass and JN Phillips have been perfectly fine.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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Anyone but Safe-Lite. They ruined the dashboard on my old GTI, and I had to get it replaced (on their dime, of course. $3k!).
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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Over a ton of years, I've had a dozen windshields replace by JN Phillips. Probably 2/3 of them either in my garage (hint....they'll do it in snow or rain in your garage). I tend to wait until I either fail inspection or am about to sell the car.....as rocks are always flying towards me. My fusion has 1 small ding and a huge star just under the pass side wiper. I'll wait......
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #5
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JN phillips is fine, but it always depends who the person is and how good they are..that being said I'm with jack i usually wait till i fail inspection..currently i have about a 9" stress crack at the top of my windshield going past the rearview mirror
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:38 PM   #6
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Titan autoglass, best around IMO. my local Subaru dealer uses them which is who recommended me in to them
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:08 PM   #7
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Anyone but Safe-Lite. They ruined the dashboard on my old GTI, and I had to get it replaced (on their dime, of course. $3k!).
Hmm, Safelite is the preferred provider for MetLife, and I'm scheduled to have them put a new windshield in my Mini. I would use Giant or someone else but I have few reasons to believe any are better/worse than the others.
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