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vlad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Replacement glass Reply with quote

Not for the Porsche but for my sons car, some barstewards have smashed the rear quarter light. (not stolen anything just seems to be mindless vandalism)

Just wondering best people to go ? (if any one has any recommendations - I am near Reading in Berkshire) - first people (one of the nationals) want £250, might be the norm. just seems a bit steep.

Presumably there are indy. type people that can come and fit ?

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maldren
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must vary according to the make of car, for common models you should be able to get the glass cheaply from a breakers and fitting may well be a DIY job for your son to cut his teeth on.....
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vlad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes looking along those lines having seen the quotes.....

Interestingly as with these types of issues when you start looking into this a bit more , a lot of interesting (dare I say unscrupulous ) pricing.

So the main player in the bus. quoted me £376 (I said I didn't want to go through the insurance), when I said that was too much they came back with £299!

Do you think the £376 is what they charge the insurance companies?

Got a quote from another national - the one that quoted £250

Surprisingly it seems that the local dealership (its a Ford Fiesta) are unable to replace glass, too specialist!


....think we may well go down the DIY route!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're onto something by taking the DIY route in a situation like this, but it may be worth talking with these guys if only to keep the nationals honest http://oldschoolwindscreens.co.uk who are not that far from you.

They were recommended by the Porsche sales indie I go to and did a great job replacing the windscreens with OE on my 991 and then 986. Obviously this is a different type of job, but I found them to be good people to deal with.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure all glass is covered by your insurance for the standard £80 or so. Assuming he has comprehensive cover. I had a rear screen replaced a few years ago & was only charged the standard glass excess.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, yes issue being as a new driver his insurance is very expensive, worried what a glass claim, would do to next months renewal?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also where do you stand if you report the crime to the police regards do you then have to report it to your insurance?Or is just that you need a police crime number to report to the insurance?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glass claims dont affect renewal. Speak to them. That's why its a standard charge for all cars, his insurance excess will be vastly different ie hundreds
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if the cause of the breakage is vandalism? I would have thought the thought process is statistically you park where vandalism occurs therefore it's more likely to happen again so we'll nail you.

But thanks deffo. Worth a phone call
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You just say the window was broken, you dont know for sure it was vandalism, unless you saw it happening, could have been a stone thrown up from a passing car
Go into Autoglass site, choose "what will it cost" tab & read it. They will contact your insurance company & tell you if the glass is covered. It usually is & they do side windows
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chicb wrote:
I'm sure all glass is covered by your insurance for the standard £80 or so. Assuming he has comprehensive cover. I had a rear screen replaced a few years ago & was only charged the standard glass excess.


Covered on 'windscreen' claim excess. Yes it will show as a 'claim' for insurance purposes but when you explain/record it as glass claim it doesn't factor in the normal scope of claims. I declare every one (and they have it on the claim database in any event - I forgot once and they challenged me) to which the reply is "We're not bothered about that" Rolling Eyes
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