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Can i replace a windshield?

It broked.
Let's break it down:
Safelight: Nearly $300
U-pull-it: $50 + a couple tools from Harbor Freight.

I just want to know if its worth the savings to do it myself. and if so, can someone share their experiences? Can I even get it home without a bigger vehicle? will I need two people? Is there anyone that will install a used piece of glass for me?


Sorry. Just really trying not to lose it right now.

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I'd shop that price, the industry is more competitive than you might think and promo codes can be found. You might be able to get it done by a local body shop on the cheap as well
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Is it something your insurance would cover?

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The problem with insurance is they won't do anything without getting my parents involved. Ended up just going Safelite cause I really needed it done before I got home. And for once, I might just pull this stunt off
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I replaced a windshield once myself (no extra hands to help) years ago. It came out fine, but I will never do it again, at least without a few helpers.

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And you have to buy the right sealant/adhesive since windshields are part of the car's structure these days.
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The problem with insurance is they won't do anything without getting my parents involved. Ended up just going Safelite cause I really needed it done before I got home. And for once, I might just pull this stunt off
Sounds like you made a good call. Safelite did a nice job on my Taurus. Windshield as good as the original.

How did the windshield break? Did your parents notice the new, smooth, non pitted windshield yet?
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