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Windshield cracks being "repaired" as opposed to being replaced?
According to court documents, Safelite’s insurer, plaintiff ACE American Insurance Company seeks $1.65 million from each defendant in relation to costs it incurred while defending mutual insureds Safelite Group Inc., Safelite Solutions LLC and Safelite Fulfillment Inc. in a 2015 lawsuit. The lawsuit by plaintiffs Richard Campfield and Ultra Bond Inc., It's alleged that Safelite engaged in false windshield replacement advertisements. (MORE)
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The Importance Of ADAS Recalibrations

"We've had customers come to us and say they had their windshield replaced and now their car is trying to kill them because it's driving them into oncoming traffic," he said...

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What kind of windshield do you have?
Back in the day, to determine which type of windshield you have, we only needed to ask a question or two...maybe. This would be, "Do you have a rain sensor?" Nowadays, things are different. With cameras mounted in the windshield, this handles a number of things, including Lane Departure Warning System, as well as Forward Collision Alert, etc. Whether you are looking for a cash price or an out-of-pocket quote, it's a good idea to include the VIN as we are usually able to determine which windshield needs to be used. Sometimes windshields can be interchangeable. For example, either they can include the third visor frit (dots by mirror) or not. Another example, the acoustic interlayer (sound reducing lamination.) They are not needed per say but can be helpful.
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Cash Back For Insurance Approved Windshield Replacement

1st Shot Auto Glass has been providing quality auto glass repairs and replacements in the greater Phoenix area since 2010. We offer free estimates and provide fast, free mobile services at affordable prices.

1st Shot Auto Glass has been providing quality auto glass repairs and replacements in the greater Phoenix area since 2010. We offer free estimates and provide fast, free mobile services at affordable prices.

We offer free mobile estimates, fast quality service, and we even have a lifetime warranty on our work.

If you need a windshield replacement or repair service, 1st Shot Auto Glass will come out to your home or office and replace your glass with a brand new one. Our technicians use only OEM equivalent parts and install them using high quality materials.

Free Estimates.

We offer free estimates and no obligation. You can schedule an appointment online or by phone at (480) 233-9368.

Fast Service.

If you need windshield replacement service, then 1st Shot Auto Glass is the place to go. We provide fast service with no hassle. Our staff will come out to you with our free mobile services.

Lifetime Warranty.

You can trust us because we offer a lifetime warranty on all workmanship and potential glass defects. We also offer free estimates so there is no reason not to choose us.

We offer free estimates and will even pay for your windshield replacement with zero deductible with insurance!

If you need a new windshield installed, then you should consider 1st Shot Auto Glass. We offer free estimates and we will even pay for your replacement windshield. This means that you won’t have to worry about paying out of pocket for the cost of replacing your windshield if you have a zero deductible.

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Importance Of Windshield Camera Calibrations
Regarding the importance of pre and post scans before AND after any windshield replacement containing a camera attached and/or mounted to a windshield.   “ADAS technology will over time lead to fewer auto accidents and vehicles needing glass replacements.”
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This Sunroof Ought To Be Fun To Switch Out!
https://www.glassbytes.com/2022/02/apple-has-created-a-smart-sunroof-that-lets-you-decide-how-much-light-you-want-inside/
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2020-2022 Tesla Windshield Defrost Recalls
https://www.glassbytes.com/2022/02/tesla-recalls-nearly-27000-vehicles-for-faulty-windshield-defrosting/
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Does Arizona have free windshield replacement?

Arizona is one of six states with a free windshield replacement law. Meaning auto glass coverage is included with all Arizona comprehensive auto insurance policies. This law includes your policy deductible not applying to windshield claims, and you paying nothing out of pocket.

Is it worth using insurance for windshield replacement?

Yes, you should use insurance to repair or replace your windshield if it would cost more than your deductible to pay out of pocket for the work. If the deductible exceeds the repair or replacement cost, the insurer will not cover any of it and filing a claim would be pointless.

Does replacing a windshield void warranty?

Although many dealers would have you think otherwise, simply having an aftermarket part or modifying your vehicle cannot void your warranty. ... The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act states that a dealer must prove that aftermarket equipment caused the need for repairs before it can deny warranty coverage.

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ADAS Calibrations More Costly

ADAS Calibrations

Most vehicles nowadays are equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). More common ones are:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Parking assist/self-parking
  • Adaptive headlights that steer with the vehicle
  • Automatic headlight high-beam activation and dimming

https://www.aaa.com/autorepair/articles/adas-sensor-calibration-increases-repair-costs

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GlassByte's Bits (Re:Waymo)
https://www.glassbytes.com/2021/10/waymos-self-driving-taxi-struggles-with-left-turns-and-puddles-but-its-still-winning-over-some-arizona-riders/
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