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Stupid Rock

nh_mark

SM 2003
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This morning on my way to work a rock hit my windshield and put a large crack in it. :C:

I'm :8: :8: :8:

I'm not sure if it can be fixed, I don't think it went all the way through. If they have to replace it then I'm going to have to get another windshield decal :8:

I guess I'm lucky it didn't hit any paint.

Sorry, I just had to vent.

-Mark
 
Mark, sorry to hear it. Many of us have been in your shoes, and we did learn one thing - you may not know it, but your auto insurance may provide full Window Glass coverage without the deductible applying - this is a common auto policy feature, yet often unknown to and missed by the policyholder. Check your policy, call your broker, might be as simple as getting a claim number and visiting the windshield replacement center authorized by your ins. co (like Safelight, etc.)
 
The good part is that it's easy to fix the windshield flap problem, for the bug guard, When they are installing the new windshield. Get your double sided tape ready.
 
What timing!
Here I was just about to post a story about my windshield being replaced after getting hit by a rock from a truck whose bed wasn't covered.
The company did a great job of replacing the glass. Took at 20 minutes.
Durwin
 
In CO they put down a lot of sand and gravel on the roads instead of salt - my AV has two large cracks and multiple (100's) of little nicks - well winter is here again and I won't get new glass until next spring.

In fact some have a term heer in CO - they see a cracked windshield and say "OH I see you have a Colorado Winshield now"

I feel your pain - I hate looking at it each day.

 
:B:
Here in New Jersey, it's impossible to keep a vehicle decent - unless you garage it and don't look at it for years. I had my Av 2 days, then took my first trip down the NJ Turnpike and a poorly covered dump truck dropped a stone and I took a chip in the leading edge of the hood.... :8: I went and bought a Bug Deflector, and that cracked 2 weeks later due to the SAME REASON... :8: :8: :8:
Can't change jobs, but I can change highways.
Sorry you went through what you did, but at least your paint's safe.....

Jake
 
jackalanche said:
you may not know it, but your auto insurance may provide full Window Glass coverage without the deductible applying - this is a common auto policy feature, yet often unknown to and missed by the policyholder.
I know I have full glass coverage. In the original post, Mark mentions his windhsield decal. Does the glass coverage also replace these?

Around here, there are a lot of people advertising free windhsield chip repairs. There are even booths set up in parking lots (just like the drive through photo and windshield wiper places.) They say they will fix chips and cracks for free, but what they are really doing is filing an insurance claim on your behalf. Something to consider if you've had recent claim activity and are concerned about premium increases!

-- SS
 
dmacker said:
The good part is that it's easy to fix the windshield flap problem, for the bug guard, When they are installing the new windshield. Get your double sided tape ready.


:8: You just reminded me about that. I already did it! I wonder if they will re-install it if I ask them to when they replace the windshield.

-Mark
 
BUMMER!! It wasn't long after I got my Av that a rock hit the windshield too. There wasn't a full crack...just the little star. My insurance company pays to have star chips fixed and waives the deductible. On the other hand, if you get a new windshield, then the deductible kicks in.
 
Rock chips stink!!!! :8:
 
I hate that. A couple weeks ago I was coming out of the mountains and one of the rear tires of a logging truck tossed a large rock over my way. the thing was big enough to see coming at the AV. Luckily, it cleared the roof and sailed completely over me. No one was close enough behind me to catch it with their vehicle either.

Trail tropheys are one thing but road damage sucks.
 
Something about the design of the AV makes it a rock catcher. I never got a rock chip in the last two Chevy trucks I drove ('97 and '01). But within the first 3 months of owning my AV I ended up with my first chip. Then a month or so later I ended up with another one! I drive like 3 minutes to work....so its not like I'm on the road all that much!
 
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