Rear Windshield Replacement FAQ’s

Rear Windshield Replacement FAQ’s

Rear Windshield (Rear Window) Replacement

When it comes to replacing their rear window – also known as the rear windshield – our customers have many questions. Please take a moment to read through the most common questions we receive.

What do you call the glass at the back of a car?

The glass on the front of the car is usually what people mean by “windshield replacement” when they hear this. So when we ask you about your damage, we are referring to the “rear windshield” or “rear window” as the “back glass”. To avoid confusion, we get really specific with our customers about which piece of glass they need.

What does it cost to replace the back windshield or glass?

Depending on the year, make and model, prices range from $200 to more than $1000. It simply depends on the year, make and model of the vehicle. Since we replace windshields and other pieces of auto glass on a variety of cars, trucks, and SUV’s, it is easy to imagine that there are quite a few different pieces of glass involved in the replacement process. Get a quote from us by calling 610-935-5588 or by visiting our online quote page for auto glass replacement.

What are the lines on the back windshield – (rear window or back glass)?

Heat is transferred to the glass through those fine wires. Defrosting ice and defogging the back glass is made easier by using this method. During the replacement process, we test the defrosting feature and connect the replacement wiring harness.

Is the rear windshield covered by insurance – (rear window or back glass)?

We are an approved auto glass shop and provide direct billing to all insurance companies. Generally, back glass replacement is covered by insurance. Feel free to call us before contacting your insurance company so we can assist you with your decision. Working with insurance companies is what we do best. Consider us a resource for understanding your options.

Do cracked windshields make a car illegal?

Many states consider driving with broken glass illegal. A cracked piece of glass in any vehicle is unsafe to drive. The PA Code on vehicle inspections can be found here. Glass information can be found in section 2.

Which windshield do I have?

It is becoming increasingly common for these types of questions to come up. In order to keep up with the increasing sophistication of vehicles, manufacturers are making cars that have numerous options pertaining to the glass that are available to them. When there are multiple options, a vehicle’s “VIN” can be the only way to determine what it needs. The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is the serial number of the vehicle. This number tells us exactly what piece of glass your car needs. The 17 digits in the VIN each serve a purpose.

How do you replace a rear windshield? – (rear window or back glass)?

Our mobile service is always free, and we always make sure the correct glass is available and is inspected before installation. 

Listed below are the steps to complete the installation:

  1. We carefully inspect the vehicle’s damage. 
  2. The damaged glass is removed and the vehicle is prepared for replacement glass. 
  3. A thorough cleaning of the interior of your car is done. A broken rear windshield can be a real mess!
  4. Brand-new replacement glass is installed. In addition, we hook up the rear defroster and clean the newly installed glass.

Does True Blue Auto Glass offer a warranty?

The work we perform is backed by a national lifetime warranty, just like that of big national companies like Safelite. You can contact us at any time if you have any problems or concerns. We’ll send an experienced technician out to inspect the problem, and then we’ll work with you to resolve it.

How long does it take to replace a rear windshield?

The entire process of removing damaged glass and replacing it takes approximately one hour. The urethane needs to cure for another hour after the process is complete.

How do I schedule windshield replacement and windshield repairs?

Scheduling with us is easy! You can request an appointment online or schedule by phone.

For windshield (or any other piece of glass on your car) replacement, click here.

 For repairs, click here.

We’ll give you an instant quote and then show you a calendar so you can choose a time and date that’s most convenient for you. You can contact our friendly customer service team for assistance or questions before scheduling at 610-935-5588.