Dear Glass Detective,
I have a 2015 Mini Cooper 2 door hatchback with factory-installed rain-sensing wipers. I am seeing a great spread in price between two well-known windshield replacement companies. Both tout OEM glass. Why the price difference?
Thank you for making contact with the Glass Detective with your questions regarding what appears to be a wide price variation for the glass you are looking to replace in your vehicle. There are a number of reasons why a large price variation may appear when you are looking to replace a piece of glass and I will give you a few of them before I make a specific recommendation.
Just for fun (and yes, the Glass Detective will sometimes do strange things for fun), I went to an independent site in your zip code and got quotes on your glass (I assumed the glass to be replaced was a windshield) and the two prices I received were exactly 76 cents different from each other. The site I went to was www.glass.com (not owned by any glass manufacturer or installation shop).
To compare the price of multiple shops in your local area side-by-side, simply go to www.glass.com, type in your zip code, enter your vehicle information, and choose the quote that works best for you. From there, you can easily book your appointment online and rest assured your glass will be replaced quickly and reliably.
The price quotes on glass.com are controlled by the companies you see listed and include standard parts and labor. Taxes and upgraded parts, which could be needed depending on your vehicle’s specific options, may be extra. Prices might adjust slightly for these reasons, but we do not tolerate any companies who practice “bait and switch” techniques.
In conclusion, I will again thank you for contacting the Glass.com Glass Detective with your request and I wish you good fortune with your project.
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