You’re driving down the highway when suddenly, it hits you! A rock in your windshield that is! Many smaller chips can be easily fixed, but a larger chip or crack need to have the window replaced.
Budget Glass provides auto glass replacement and installation for all makes and models of vehicles including windshield replacement, side view or rear view mirrors, door window glass, quarter glass or back window glass. Budget Glass is an ICBC Approved Glass Express Shop so come on in to start the process on your ICBC or private insurance glass claim directly from our sales counter and leave with clean vehicle glass, inside and out.
Standard windshields are made with a vinyl resin sandwiched between two pieces of glass. The vinyl resin helps keep the glass in place during an impact. Once that vinyl resin is exposed the amount of protection it provides is reduced. It's important to fix any cracks as soon as possible as a cracked windshield can impact how clearly you can see when driving, and the sunlight's reflection on the damaged glass can cause a distracting glare.
Our autoglass service includes a lifetime warranty, and is guaranteed to be free of manufacturer defects or flaws. If you note any defect within 90 days of installation, we’ll replace it at no charge. We also offer a “no leak” guarantee, for as long as you own your vehicle.
ARA Certified Auto Glass Service Providers’ commitment makes them the best in the industry. To become a certified service provider, shops must meet and maintain the highest performance levels. The ARA only certifies service providers that meet and maintain the our criteria. This insures that you as a consumer are getting the highest level of service quality.
ARA Certified Auto Glass Service Providers meet standards of performance for customer service, training, and repair quality. You can be confident in your choice of service provider and know your vehicle is properly repaired when you deal with an ARA Certified Auto Glass Service Provider.
Auto Glass FAQs
- What is your windshield warranty?
Our auto glass service includes a lifetime warranty and is guaranteed to be free of manufacturer defects or flaws. If you note any defect within 90 days of installation, we’ll replace it at no charge. We also offer a “no leak” guarantee, for as long as you own your vehicle.
- Is the cost of windshield replacement covered by insurance?
The cost will vary depending on your coverage. If you have full comprehensive insurance, the cost will be covered and you will simply have to pay your deductible, which may differ from your collision deductible. We suggest checking with your insurance provider to find out your coverage.
- How long does a windshield replacement take?
We estimate about 4 hours for a full windshield replacement. The actual glass replacement will take around one hour with an additional 2-3 hours to ensure full bonding of the sealants.
- I have a chip in my windshield. Do I need a replacement or can this be repaired?
Depending on the size of the chip, you might be eligible for repair instead of a full windshield replacement. We treat each chip differently, but generally:
- Chips under 3/8 of an inch and cracks less than 3 inches in length will qualify for repair
- The chip/crack must not be in the driver’s direct line of sight
- The damaged area does not reach the edge of the windshield
- What do I do if I don’t have insurance?
Insurance or not, we are happy to supply you with a quote for your auto glass repair. Insurance is not necessary for repair/replacement but it will save you money in the long run.
- Do you replace all types of car windows?
Yes! We replace any window on any vehicle including windshields, side windows, back glass, quarter glass, canopy glass, and even sunroofs.