What you need to know about Rear Windshield Replacements

What you need to know about Rear Windshield Replacements

Rear windshields don’t really crack that often, considering they aren’t the ones subjected to flying debris, insects, or even birds on regular intervals, but that doesn’t mean they can’t break or shouldn’t be maintained. We have answered numerous questions when it comes to repairing and replacing rear windshields in Pennsylvania. Here are some of the most common ones for you to consider.

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

When you say, “windshield replacement”, most of the times people are referring to the front windshield of their car, not the back. However, there are cases where customers have also wanted the back glass changed, yet they tell us they need their windshield replaced. The back glass is known as a “rear windshield”, “rear window” or the “back glass”. It is important that you be very specific about which glass you need changed.

How much does it cost to replace the back windshield – or the back glass?

It depends. These prices range from as little as $200 to well over $1000. At the end of the day, it depends on the year, make, and model of your vehicle. We replace windshields and every other piece of auto glass on a wide variety of cars, trucks and SUVs so, you can imagine. Here is an extensive list for you to consider, or you can just call us to ask!

What are the lines on the rear windshield?

Those fine wires are used to heat the glass. This helps defrost the ice and defog the back glass. During the replacement process, we connect the new wiring harness and test the defrosting feature before we tell you that the job is complete.

Is the rear windshield covered by insurance?

In most cases, we find that insurance covers the replacement of back glass in Pennsylvania. We are an approved auto glass shop and have direct billing arrangements with all insurance companies in the area.

Is it illegal to drive a car with a cracked windshield?

As you can imagine, driving with a crack in any piece of your vehicle’s glass is not safe. Please refer to the PA Code related to vehicle inspections, section 2. In many cases, driving with a broken piece of glass could be considered illegal.

How can I identify my windshield?

As vehicles become more sophisticated, auto glass options are also getting diluted. In some cases, when there are multiple options, the only way to determine what a vehicle needs is by the “VIN” (Vehicle Identification Number). This is the vehicle’s serial number that can help manufacturers (and us) identify exactly what type of glass is needed for your car. If you’re curious about VIN numbers, here’s how they work, take a look at this image. Each of the 17 digits in the VIN has a purpose.

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

Before we come to you (our mobile service is free of charge), we make sure we have the correct piece of glass and that it is inspected prior to installation. The first step in the installation process is to inspect the vehicle’s damage to see if it really needs to be replaced or if it can be repaired.

Next, we remove the damaged glass and prepare the vehicle’s body for the new glass. We then do a thorough cleaning of the interior of your car. Broken rear windshields scatter and therefore create a mess. We then install the new replacement glass, hook up the rear defroster, and clean the newly installed glass.

How long does it take to replace a rear windshield, rear window or back glass?

From the removal of damaged glass to its installation; the entire process takes approximately one hour. The vehicle then needs to sit for an additional hour to allow urethane to cure.

How do I schedule windshield replacement and windshield repairs with True Blue Auto Glass?

It’s really easy to schedule with us!

You can call us or schedule a repair or replacement online. You’ll get an instant quote on our site and then will be shown a calendar. Pick a date and time that works for you and we’ll be there to help you. If you have questions before scheduling, give us a call and our friendly customer service team will help you out!

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