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Replacing a Passenger or Driver Side Window Cost


How Much Does a Replacing a Passenger or Driver Side Window Cost?

 
 average costMedium: Typically $180-$400 
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Driver and passenger windows are sometimes broken during accidents or burglary attempts. Although the windows are made of tempered glass, which helps hold the window in place and reduces the risk of small, sharp pieces, a broken side window is still hazardous and should be replaced as soon as possible.

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.
  • Replacing a small, triangular side window (also called a quarter glass window or, if it moves, a vent glass window) can cost $100-$500 or more, depending on the year, make and model of vehicle, as well as the difficulty of installation. Because these windows are not common, they can be more expensive than standard-size door windows on the same vehicle.
  • A front car windshield typically costs $30-$150 to repair a chip or crack, and $180-$400 for a replacement, although it can cost $500-$1,500 for a rare or factory windshield. The article on How Much Does Replacing or Repairing a Windshield Cost provides details.
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What should be included:
  • Replacing a side car door window typically involves opening up the door to access the window hardware. Replacing a side window should include removing the old window, installing the new one, and vacuuming and cleaning any glass shards that may have fallen into the car.
  • When handling the glass the installer should wear gloves for safety, but also because with a windshield, grease from the installer's hands can prevent the adhesives from bonding correctly. Car and Driver magazine has a video demonstrating car window replacement[1] .
Additional costs:
  • Sometimes when the old window has been shattered, pieces of glass can fall into the door and require power window repair.
Discounts:
  • Comprehensive auto insurance often covers glass replacement, either with a $100-$300 deductible or with no deductible amount due, according to the Insurance Information Institute[2] .
  • Some auto glass shops periodically offer discount coupons for $5-$25 or 5%-10% off.
  • Popular Mechanics explains do-it-yourself car window replacement[3] , noting that for a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup, replacement glass cost $18 from a junk yard instead of $160 from a retailer.
Shopping for a replacing a passenger or driver side window:
  • Repairs can be done at local repair shops that specialize in replacing auto windows, or by mobile car window services that can replace a car window at a home or workplace. Depending on local conditions, the work can often be done the same day, and many shops can give prompt estimates by phone or on their websites.
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Broken Window
Amount: $175.00
Posted by: Chosen1 in Conley, GA.Posted: May 30th, 2020 08:05AM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Impala
Which Window: LeftInstalled By: Low price Auto
I called around to several places and the price was great and the customer service was just as nice.
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Rear drivers side window
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: ZACKARY in Vancouver, WA.Posted: March 14th, 2020 11:03AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: 05 Ford Focus ZX5
Which Window: Rear drivers sideInstalled By:
Looking to have my window replaced after it was smashed. Preferably under $200.
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Thieves broke drivers window
Amount: $177.00
Posted by: HondaDriver in Santa clara, CA.Posted: October 23rd, 2019 04:10PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord
Which Window: DriversInstalled By: Shiny Auto Glass
Was watching a movie and some thieves smashed my car driver side window even though nothing was visible in the cat. The next morning, I started contacting places and got 3 quick quotes for $177-$185 to fix it that day. Later on, a place offered a quote of $130 but it was too late so looking here, it looks like I overpaid a little
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Windoq replacement
Amount: $70.00
Posted by: Tammy Gobert in Sun Valley, CA.Posted: October 5th, 2019 02:10PM
Car Make: JeepCar Model: Grand Cherokee
Which Window: Front PassengerInstalled By: Auto Glass
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Left rear window
Amount: $129.00
Posted by: Stanley R Caldwell in Nevada, TX.Posted: February 7th, 2019 05:02PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Civic
Which Window: RearInstalled By: Caldwell
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Help
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Jakeo in Akron, OH.Posted: April 29th, 2017 05:04PM
Which Window: Driver frontInstalled By: Need advice
I live in Akron oh need a new driver front window put in for under $200 on a 09 Saturn arua could anyone point me in right direction Thanks
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side window
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Big Ed in Bangor, MA.Posted: October 3rd, 2015 09:10AM
Car Make: fordCar Model: freestar
Which Window: passenger frontInstalled By:
Anyone know what it will cost to replace passenger side front window on a 2004 freestar sport?
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thousands of little chips on windshield
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Chris Grover in Douglasville, GA.Posted: January 11th, 2015 10:01AM
Car Make: scionCar Model: xb
Which Window: windshieldInstalled By:
As the years go by I have more little chips on the windshield that make it hard to see especially when the sun is hitting it. I have never had this on any other vehicle and I've owned about 15 or 20
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Rear window replaced
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: Sunny Grey in Chicago, IL.Posted: December 3rd, 2014 03:12PM
Which Window: RearInstalled By: Fernandez Auto Glass
I had my rear window replaced with a used one today.
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