Windshield Repair and Replacement For Your Electric Vehicle
I don’t know about y’all, but I feel like every time I drive around, I see more and more electric vehicles on the road. Back in the day, electric vehicles seemed to be more of a novelty and something you didn’t see every day, but they are quickly becoming more available and more accessible to your everyday driver. So, if you drive an electric vehicle, which is known for its “high-tech-iness”, you may be wondering if windshield repair or windshield replacement is different compared to that of a fuel-powered vehicle. Here’s what you need to know:
Cost. That’s what most people care about. How much money will it take to get it fixed? Just as electric vehicles tend to be more expensive initially, general maintenance and windshield repairs also tend to cost a bit more. Electric vehicles contain the best and latest technology, so it’s important to make sure you find an auto glass company that has experience with electric vehicles (ahem, just FYI, Auto Glass 2020 has TONS of experience with electric vehicles).
The cost will depend on several things:
- Make and model of your vehicle
- Type of technology your overall vehicle has
- Type of windshield technology, including sensors, that has been embedded into the windshield and auto glass
- Type of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in place
- Windshield Recalibration is a MUST and will also depend on 1, 2, 3, and 4 above
If you drive a conventional vehicle, there are many types of windshield chips and cracks that are eligible for the simpler windshield repair option. In contrast, a chipped or cracked windshield of an electric vehicle has more factors that need to be considered when deciding if windshield repair or windshield replacement is the better, and more importantly, safer option. Let’s take your Tesla for instance and pretend it’s October here in Arizona. Yup, we’re in the middle of hot, sunny Arizona summer so October sounds pretty good right now! You took a nice drive around the block with your windows rolled down, but SMACK!! Small piece of gravel slams into your windshield causing a very small chip. We all know chips can quickly turn into much larger problems, so we get it evaluated for a repair the next day. You think that because the chip is super small and not in the driver’s line of vision, that a simple windshield repair will suffice. What you come to find out at the auto glass company is that your “small” chip is located right near a sensor and may easily interfere with the sensor’s functionality. Windshield repair is no longer an option now. The chipped windshield must be replaced and recalibrated.
Do You Have a Chipped or Cracked Windshield on Your Electric Vehicle?
Auto Glass 2020 can help. Our expert technicians have the knowledge and the experience to help with all your electric vehicle’s auto glass needs! We LOVE this stuff and we LIVE this stuff! It would be an honor to work with you and show you just how much we care! Call Auto Glass 2020 today at (480) 283-7751 or get a quote here!