Now I have a permanent, eye sore of a crack in my windshield that will never disappear. Plus, at certain times of the day, light hits it and it creates weird optical effects in the corner of my vision. I know Safelite and my insurance company, Nationwide, would say this acceptable but it isn?t in my book. It would be like if my car got body damage and they replaced the sheet metal but said the panel doesn?t need to be painted because the car is structurally sound even without the paint.
This is a Ford Mustang, not some $1000 beater that I had for 20 years. I pay for full insurance coverage so when things like this happen, I don?t have to drive my car with permanent damage. On top of that, this windshield was replaced several years ago by Safelite and ever since, I would get a noticeable whistling sound when driving above 50 MPH from the driver side corner.
Due to this, I will have to replace the windshield for full price out of my pocket because wearing this damage permanently on my windshield is unacceptable. I didn?t call Safelite or Nationwide because I know they?ll just argue with me and tell me to pound sand on the issue.
So in conclusion, if your windshield gets damaged, find a auto glass repair shop and insurance company that will restore your windshield to its pre-damaged state. Not one who will do a cheap repair that saves Safelite and Nationwide money but leaves you unsatisfied in the repair.