When you get a crack in your car windshield, the first thing you’ll most likely do is call your car insurance agent. He’ll let you know what your deductible is and then he’s likely to recommend a certain auto glass company that he says does good work. That’s all well and good, but most of the time there’s some deal they’ve got going on and you won’t be able to know what it is. Sometimes they’re agreeing to put inferior, imported, cheap glass in your car. Other times the auto glass company has sent around a representative to buy the agents lunch, and that won’t hurt you too much, but you’ll never know the real deal. You’re better off finding the right Plano auto glass dealer that will do the job right, and install quality glass.
There Are Con Men In The Glass Industry
The first thing to be aware of is that there are sales reps walking up and down the street looking for people that need glass replacements on their cars. They’ll knock on your door and ask if that’s your car, then offer you a nice deal, maybe pay part of your deductible, or some other type of quasi-legal scam.
Most of these guys don’t actually have a shop or real business that they work out of, they have a truck and do the work right on the street. They won’t have insurance, a license, or even be paying their workers a wage, just a commission. This makes them in a hurry to get your job done and move on to the next one quickly.
They’ll tell you they have a great guarantee, but if they move on in the next few months you’ll never find them if you need them. You should avoid these kinds of deals if at all possible, you can’t check their references and they won’t have an online presence either.
Ask Where They’re Buying Their Glass And If It’s An Exact Replacement
This is the first way that you can weed out the poor quality auto glass companies, they’re buying cheap replacement glass from some far away country, it’s not tinted the same, and it’ll crack again easier the next time.
You should also ask if they have a real shop, someplace you can actually take your car and have the work done right. The guys that come around to your neighborhood seem convenient, but are they going to get broken glass in your car and not be able to clean it up?
All good Plano Auto Glass shops will have a real address, a business license, be fully insured, belong to the Better Business Bureau, be able to show you references, and will have been in business for quite some time, so their guarantee is truly valid. You should be able to go online and run a search for online reviews to read how they’ve treated their past clients.
Dealing with auto glass replacements should be fairly easy, you just need to make sure they’re a real business, read the reviews and check their licensing to make sure you’re dealing with a real company that will still be around if something ever does go wrong with he job they do.