An experienced auto glass specialist can typically repair or replace your windshield for less than the cost than your local auto dealership. Why? Because the auto glass specialist has more experience than your local auto repair dealership's mechanics. And the auto glass specialist will usually come to your home and office to do the work. Next time you need to get a quote for repairing your windshield, make sure you factor in the time lost for dropping off and picking up your car at the auto dealership.
Experience counts in every field of labor. Cost and quality of workmanship both increase with a worker's overall experience level. Sometimes the cost difference between high quality work and low quality work is small - maybe 5% or 10%.
When you get quotes for your windshield repair or replacement, ask about the installer's experience. How many years has he/she been in the field? Has he or she ever had corporate or fleet accounts? High quality installers will have larger accounts such as dealerships or auto repair facilities.