Where can one get windshield chip repair?
Posted by Rob Reukauf (+97) 8 years ago
There used to be a place on Valley Drive East that advertised $20 chip repairs, but I don't believe it is in business any longer. A business in Williston advertises $20 in 20 minutes, or the repair is free. The places I have checked locally charge $50-60. Are there any more reasonable places that perform windshield repairs, or is this simply the going rate. Thanks for any info you may have.
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Posted by Steve Allison (+980) 8 years ago
I had a chip repaired at ABC Glass about .... well I guess 8 years ago. Might try Scott's Glass also.
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Posted by Kelly (+2561) 8 years ago
I've had many chip repairs done. Both glass shops in town do them. I don't know what your auto policy dictates, but in my case the insurance paid for it, even though the shops in town are more expensive. I was told the insurance usually pays for the repair, as it is cheaper than replacement.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+13743) 8 years ago
I have checked locally charge $50-60. Are there any more reasonable places that perform windshield repairs, or is this simply the going rate.


Umm... that is pretty reasonable. I had a chip fixed earlier this week at Novus here in Gillette and it was $80.00.
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Posted by TK (+1622) 8 years ago
I've had ABC Glass and Scott's Glass fix chips in my windshields--$50 both places (and Scotts was $10 for each chip after the first one). Scott does a WONDERFUL job on chips that have cracked a little bit!
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Posted by Steve Allison (+980) 8 years ago
You might want to check with your insurance company. When I had mine fixed, I called them, they told me where to take it and the bill was sent straight to them. I paid nothing and did not have to wait to be reimbursed.
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Posted by Bob's sister (+25) 8 years ago
Some glass repair places will come to your car. And like it was said here, check with your insurance first. Glendive area has Bob's Body Shop.
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Posted by TK (+1622) 8 years ago
Most insurance companies do not pay for rock chips anymore--they're gradually phasing it out.
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Posted by Kacey (+3146) 8 years ago
I know someone in Billings if you're interested in having it done here. He only charges around twenty.
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Posted by VictoriaLynn (+281) 8 years ago
We have ours done at ABC Glass who bills our insurance - no expense to us. They are great; they pick up the vehicle and bring it back. Can't get much better than that!
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Posted by Mary B. (+201) 8 years ago
A word of caution: I used my auto insurance to pay for rock-chip repairs one time. Several months afterward, I attempted to switch my auto insurance coverage, not even thinking about the repairs. The rock-chip repair showed up as claims against my policy (had both vehicles repaired) and was factored in when quoting coverage.
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Posted by Rob Reukauf (+97) 8 years ago
Mary B. I think you raise a very valid point. I've had a few paid for by insurance the last few years, and they become a permanent part of your claims history. I'd like to simply pay cash for a reasonable repair, and keep the insurance out of it. It seems as if there is no such thing as a free lunch-insurance claims included! If Kaci would like to post when her friend comes down to do repairs, I would be interested. It seems as if one says they are not using insurance and paying cash, especially on windshield replacement, the price usually drops by 1/2.
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Posted by MollieP (+135) 8 years ago
I have had really good luck with autobody solutions center on Waterplant road...they are great!
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Posted by kkec (+125) 8 years ago
Jack's Body Shop does rock chip repair. They doe awesome work. If you vehicle has full coverage, insurance companies would rather pay for a rock chip than a new windshield. If you call you insurance ahead of time, they will authorize the shop to bill them direct no deductible, no payment on your part. I have had 4 done in the last month. Three at one time and then a couple of weeks later another one. Anyway that is what my insurance company does.
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