Accidents happen. No matter if a kid hit a baseball through your windshield or if you got into a car crash. You’re going to need your windshield repaired. This type of damage is common and most insurances cover the cost. At Breezy Point Auto Body, we work with major insurance companies and assist you with those repairs. If you need to repair or replace your windshield, but you aren’t sure what to do in regards to your insurance follow these steps. Be sure to also ask the provider about other financing options before taking your vehicle to the body shop.
Step One: Call Your Insurance
After an accident, be sure to locate your insurance card and contact your provider immediately. Call your insurance and start a claim. This is the moment where you ask about coverage, deductibles, and express any other concerns you may have in mind. The insurance agent should be able to provide you with all your coverage dynamics. If you feel like your vehicle is not in a condition to be out on the road, this is the moment to let the agent know. They should be able to arrange a towing service right away. Remember that your safety always comes first.
Step Two: Windshield Coverage
Once your safety has been taken care of, you’ll need to specify to the provider that you need auto glass repair or replacement. If no other part of your vehicle was damaged, you must let them know you need glass damage coverage without body damage. Missing this small step means more cost. Also, it may require a different deductible.
Step Three: Speak to a Representative
In this step, you’re going to be connected to a representative. They will help you locate, compare, and select the best repair option. You’ll need to have some information so the representative can assist you further and have everything set for you. You’ll need:
- Your policy number
- The date of the damage
- Vehicle’s make and model
- Repair or replacement
- The auto body shop selection
The last point is critical. Body shops like Breezy Point Auto Body are flexible and have experience with a variety of insurance claims. Be sure to pick the body shop you feel is the best, don’t allow the representative to steer you towards a specific vendor. Before you select a body shop, remember to always research your options.