Bang. Bang. Two stones came flying into our windshield, making two nice dents. I’ve tried to take photos of them with my iPhone but it wants to focus beyond the chip into or outside the car. Take it from me, they are your average windshield chips.
The Safelite is in Bedford Hills, along my normal chore route so I popped in around noon. I was met by a man who asked me what I needed. I showed him the chips.
His second question: Will you be going through your insurance or pay for it yourself?
Pay myself. Three reasons.
1. The windshield didn’t need to be replaced. Hence no reason to file an insurance claim.
2. The price of repairing was under $200. Chump change.
3. I called MassDOT and they told me that I could file a claim because the incident took place in an active construction zone and that contractor had his own insurance and claim department. Good news. It might take a year to get my $200 back but that was okay.
ANYWAY, the Safelite guy looked at the chips and declared that he couldn’t completely remove the signs of the chip. I said okay, it’s in the passenger side and not affecting my driving visibility.
THEN, the kicker. He said repairing one of the chips might cause the windshield to crack!
Say what?????! Aren’t I here just to have the two chips repaired? How could the windshield crack?
I determined he saw $$$$, knew I was self paying, thought he could talk me in to a windshield repair.
I left. I didn’t even say thank you. Anyone else had experience in this arena? I need advice.