What do you do when your car window breaks?

Is a broken car window covered by insurance?

A basic policy does not traditionally cover broken windows unless the damages are from an auto accident. If you are in a car accident, however, and your car’s windows are broken due to this, your insurance company may cover it after you have paid your deductible cost.

How much does it cost to replace a broken car side window?

Typical costs: Replacing the glass for a standard passenger or driver side car window costs $100-$350, depending on the model of vehicle. Windows for rare or exotic vehicles can cost more. Users report paying $70-180 to replace a standard side car window.

How do I temporarily cover a broken car window?

Micro-fiber cloth. A high-density plastic trash bag can work just fine as a temporary cover for a broken window. The temporary car window cover won’t provide good visibility until you can get it replaced. But using a clear transparent plastic bag will at least allow you to see light and color in your peripheral field.

Should you report a broken window?

Call the Police

Before you deal with the shattered glass or any other damage to your vehicle, contact the local police. You’ll need to file a report — especially if something was stolen from your car.

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How long does it take to repair a car window?

How long will my auto glass repair or replacement take? In many cases, windshield repairs can be performed in 30 minutes or less. Windshield replacements will often take 60 minutes or less; however, we recommend that you do not drive the vehicle for at least one hour after service is completed.

What is the cheapest window to break on a car?

The side or rear windows will be easier than the windshield. Generally you select a rear side window as those are usually the cheapest to replace.

Does duct tape hurt car paint?

It won’t damage the paint unless the car needs a new paint-job. It will leave a residue, however, which you need to remove. You have to use a solvent for that. Don’t use a scraper, as that will scratch, and can cause conditions for rust to develop.

Can you drive with a broken side window?

In short, you can’t drive with a broken window—whether it’s missing or you’ve taped a garbage bag to the window frame as a stopgap. You risk getting a ticket if you drive around with a broken window for very long.