Storms can cause damage to your property at any time of the year. In the winter, ice and snow can cause trees to fall. In the spring, thunderstorms and hail damage are threats. And in the summer and fall, dry weather can weaken trees, making them more susceptible to all types of severe weather conditions. Unfortunately, storm damage affects automobiles as well as your home. Although the damage will depend on the type of storm and the location of your vehicle, it’s likely that you’ll need windshield replacement. Here are some helpful tips to help you get your auto glass repaired so you can be back on the road as quickly as possible.
First, make sure you clearly document the damage done to your car. Take photos and note the time and date the storm damage occurred. You may need to provide this information to your insurance company, which may be slammed with requests if the storm damage was widespread.
In the meantime, check your insurance policy to see if windshield replacement is covered. If you live in South Carolina and have comprehensive insurance coverage, you shouldn’t have to pay anything out of pocket for a new windshield. Of course, you should always check with your agent to verify your personal coverage and deductible limits.
After you’ve spoken with your insurance company, you’ll need to find a reputable windshield replacement company to work with. Many drivers don’t realize that they can choose an auto glass replacement company, regardless of which company your insurance recommends. When looking for someone to fix or replace your windshield, you should make sure they’re experienced, use quality materials, and stand behind their work. An added bonus is if the company offers mobile windshield replacement services or if they help you file your insurance claim. Look for the right combination of services offered and customer convenience.
BEAM Auto Glass offers all this and more. Call us for a free quote for windshield replacement or to schedule your service in Rock Hill, York, Fort Mill, Lancaster, Chester, and surrounding areas.