New windshield

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Bojangles, Apr 15, 2018 at 4:28 PM.

  1. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Anyone had a new windshield installed on 2nd gen?
    What was the cost?
    Not thru insurance
     
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  3. Garrick

    Garrick Well-Known Member

    About $250 for a good one. I did it last year. Lots of companies do them for around $100 or less, but from my experience they don’t last (had a Titan where the first windshield lasted 4 years, ever cheap replacement after that maybe lasted 1 1/2 years).

    I believe PGW (Pittsburgh Glass Works) is the OEM supplier for most US made Toyota’s, and often costs less than OEM specific part. That is what I went with and have had no issues.
    I do miss having insurance that covered glass with no questions, no deductibles, but USAA doesn’t do that for me :(
     
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  4. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member


    Most insurance companies if not all cover glass regardless how it was damaged. If replacing, need to pay deductible under comprehensive coverage. If repairable (chip/small crack) they usually cover with no deductible under comprehensive coverage.
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Problem is most folks carry a $500-1000 deductible and the window only costs $250. No need to involve insurance and have your rates go up when they are going to make you pay up to the deductible.
     
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  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^^^ dead on. Cheaper to do it yourself and not jack up your rates.
     
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  7. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I've replaced alot of windshields.....talk to the glass shop......ca$h price is alot cheaper than going thru your insurance.
     
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  8. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    The high deductibles are usually only for collision coverage and not comprehensive. Comprehensive claims for broken glass do not raise rates.
     
  9. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    Comprehensive claims for broken glass do not raise rates.
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That’s what they tell you.
     
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  11. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    It's true, and catastrophe homeowner claims also do not raise individual rates.
     
  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    They’ll just say it’s a company wide rate adjustment and you’re rates are going up. Then try to switch insurance companies and the new company will ask if you’ve had any claims and quote you a higher rate then otherwise. I’ve seen it happen. It’s a racket.
     
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  13. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Did you get one installed? How much?
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Its curing now.... 250
     
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  15. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Awesome!
     
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  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s not too bad. My last one was around $300 IIRC.
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I asked a buddy who used to tint for a reccomend on quality glass install. This was his go to guy, so i went off his suggestion.
    I didnt ask for a deal, if its a good price, that's a bonus.

    He was well aware of the wind noise issues some have, and just did a replacement on a 2nd gen the day before.

    I asked how often they get leakers, and he said it happens but its rare.... i felt better with his honesty than hearing someone say "ive never had a leak".
     
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  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    My third gen has no wind noise. My second gen was terrible.
     
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  19. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I don't notice any in mine. Maybe it's because I'm use to Chevy's idk lol
     
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  20. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    My first second gen was horrendous. The later ones were a lot better. I didn’t even notice it in them.
     
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