Windshield Repair Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

We're going to let you in on a dirty little secret here, OK?

Are you ready?

Your insurance company will probably pay for you windshield repair without dipping into your deductible.

Oh, that's right. This is not well advertised, and it isn't true across all insurance companies, but the majority of auto insurance companies will waive your deductible if you go in to have rock chips and small cracks in your windshield repaired (assuming you have comprehensive coverage). The reason for this is that those small chips often turn into big cracks, so insurance companies view the repairs as preventative maintenance. They'd rather pay $60 to repair a rock chip than the hundreds it may eventually cost them to replace an entire windshield.

Generally, as long as the damage is smaller than a dollar bill, you're in good shape. Some insurance companies will pay for the repairs outright, some will prefer to reimburse you, and others simply don't cover this kind of work.

But if you have some small blemishes in your windshield, it's worth checking your policy or calling your insurance agent to check. The repairs will usually take less than 15 minutes, too, so you're not in for a whole ordeal.

Just a helpful little automotive tip from your friends at Honda of Clear Lake.