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post #1 of 19 Old 02-25-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Windshield replacement - Safelite???

I came out this morning and found a crack in my windshield. I currently have 21st Century Auto insurance and wondering if anyone had any feedback/reviews with 21st Century's choice for Safelite in this kind of repair?

I have a 2011 2LT with remote start and HUD.

Will I be better off going to a dealership to have this done?

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SafeLite uses substandard glass. NOT OEM quality. Thinner. Thinner is weaker. It's cheaper. That's why the ins. co. wants to use it.
I had the windshield on my Silverado replaced twice. Once with Safelite, the last time with GM glass. The safelite people didn't even replace the window properly. I didn't find out until I had another glass co replace it with OEM glass. They fixed it right, and showed me the difference in the glass.

Safelite is a ripoff.

When I had a rock crack the glass in my Camaro, my ins co wanted me to use them, and I said no, I wanted OEM. I paid the difference and got OEM, and had it done RIGHT, replaced using OEM parts and OEM process.

Do it right.

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I just got off the phone with 21st Century. They informed me I could bring my car anywhere I wanted to have it replaced with $0 deductible.

At that point I informed them I wanted to bring it to Chevrolet dealership in Coconut Creek where I purchased the car. They then stated that dealership was not on the list.

At that point they offered Safelite to come to my house to have it repaired. I told them I wanted OEM glass and not aftermarket. They said they could do that with no problems and put down the notes.

I have to contact Safelite tmw for an appointment. They provided two numbers for me to call. The first one is to see if they have the glass I want and the second to make an appointment.

If the guy doesn't have the glass I need then I will pass on the service and look elsewhere.
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Don't do it, get OEM or nothing...you won't be sorry!


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...and specify OEM process and adhesives too. DON'T let Safelite touch your car. The Camaro is VERY difficult to change out the windshield on. There's NO ROOM for error.

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TAKE IT TO the dealer. My mom had a focus that did this, and they replaced it under warranty.

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Agreed Safelite glass sucks!

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Safelite called and stated they could get the OEM glass for me. Will take 4-5 day to arrive and I just have to pay the $66 difference that my insurance would not cover towards the OEM glass.
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Would you know OEM glass if you saw it? GM isn't in the business of
making glass they contract it out to a supplier.

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GM OEM glass has a GM logo etched into the corner permanently.

Of COURSE it can be recognized!
It's also the right thickness.

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