I don't know why I'm posting on this... kinda feel stupid, honestly, but here it is. I need a new windshield. A rock or piece of salt got kicked up by a car on my way back from Vermont and put a nice crack that made it's way up to the top of my windshield by the time i got back. My insurance doesn't cover the replacement so I'm on my own to pay for it.
I called around. AAA w/my discount wants $275 w/tax. They have a free replacement for one year warranty and offer some new treatment thing called Crystal Fusion which is supposed to add an additional layer of protection against pitting and keep you glass cleaner during rain & snow. That costs $70. I don't know if that's worth it. AAA is a mobile repair service, which I'm not sure I like. W/the cold weather, I can't imagine the guy doing the installation being as careful as he would be if he was in a heated garage.
I got a quote from a guy w/a shop that does indoor repairs for $260. He said he gets his glass from either PGW (pittsburgh glass), pilkington, and some other company that I believe was US. Sounds like he's been doing it a while. No 1 year replacement warranty.
I got another quote from a different shop that wants $185. But the guy said he has no idea who makes his glass when I called him up as he just gets it from a distributor. Honestly, he sounded like a bit of a d*ck. But he's really affordable.
What would raptor jesus do? no, seriously, thoughts on this?