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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:28 pm
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Well... for the first time in AZ (5 years!), a rock kicked up and bashed my windscreen. There's a small chip followed by a big arse horseshoe-shaped crack around the rearview mirror mount. I've filed a claim with my insurance ($0 deductible FTW) and am now waiting for them to give me info on the replacement procedures.

Has anyone had good or bad luck with any companies in the valley? Is there anyone I should avoid, or press for?

Apparently Progressive likes to use Safelite, but I've read mixed reviews about them. The car will need the windscreen with the mount/lens for rain and light sensors. I know this is a PITA for the shady "we'll-fix-it-in-the-parking-lot" techs and will be pressing for factory (Pilkington) glass with the mount already bonded, but who knows. I just want it done right, and with the right parts.

Anyway, any advice on locations to get the silly thing fixed would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Edit: Not that it really matters, but this is on the E46. Will they balk if I ask them to also replace the cowl that will surely break when they remove the windscreen? Y'know, that shitty plastic one on the bottom that always cracks?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:07 am
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I just had mine done with speedy glass and it was out of pocket for me, they gave me the lowest price including moulding and a pilkington windshield 200+ tax. It was for my e39 540. Thy even came to my house free of charge. Maybe there's is cheaper out there, this is just my experience.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:44 am
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Viking glass can get OEM windshields and work with your insurance. I recommend them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:13 pm
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I'm concerned with best quality, not cheapest price. Got the go-ahead from insurance just now to schedule with whomever I want (they did recommend Safelite), so I shall call Viking and some others. Thanks!

P.S. Someone else recommended these guys, and they've come up before on this site: specializedglassaz.com/
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