Let's say you are driving down the road on your way home from work. As you are driving down the freeway, you hear a strange noise. You suddenly realize that a small rock has bounced off of the freeway road and hit your windshield. There is now a large chip in your auto glass. What are you supposed to do? You instantly remember that there is some little Fort Worth auto glass shop right near your house. It is still early enough, so you plan on driving your car straight there to have it fixed right away. This way you will not have to worry about it in the morning. The only problem with this plan is that you know nothing about this auto body shop and have never had any work done by them. What if they overcharge me? What if they do not take my insurance? What if they are really not qualified to fix my chipped windshield and end up making things a lot worse? All of these things are going through your head at the same time. You suddenly remember reading an article about auto body shops and how to figure out if it is the right place for your car.
The first thing you decide to do is call your insurance company. You need to make sure that auto glass repairs are covered by your insurance policy. You are almost positive that it is covered, but you would rather be safe than sorry. You call up your insurance company on your cell phone and ask if you are covered. You also ask how much of the auto glass is covered. If you do need it replaced, will you have to pay for anything? If it is just a repair, will they cover it all or do they not cover any of it? These are all things you think are important to consider.
Now that you know your auto glass is covered, you decide to call up the auto body shop you plan on stopping by on your way home. You have a few questions for them that need to be answered before you decide to actually take your vehicle there. The first question you make sure to ask is if they take your insurance. Luckily they do. Then you ask how much it will cost for a simple repair and how much it will cost if you do need your entire windshield replaced. You think about it for a second and it seems like fair prices. The last thing you want to know is about their actual company. You ask them about their techniques and if their workers are certified. You also ask if they are part of any type of auto glass association.
After asking all of your questions and hanging up, you feel fairly confident that this place will be able to do a good job with your vehicle. After about one hour, you are driving home from the auto body shop with a repaired windshield.