Have you ever been out and about at the mall or a car wash when someone has approached you about replacing your windshield for free, even if it’s undamaged? They may have offered you a cash rebate to cover your insurance deductible.
It’s a scam. And not only can windshield repair scams get you in a lot of trouble with your insurance company and the law, they can also jeopardize your safety.
The scammers will replace your windshield, then overcharge your insurance company for the work. Often, the windshield replacement isn’t a quality one, either. They may also use cheap, non-OEM glass that cracks easily, or even shatters while you’re driving. And if it’s poorly installed, it could pop out in an accident, endangering you and your passengers.
Explore the consequences further in this article from InsuranceFraud.org.
The bottom line is undamaged windshields don’t need to be replaced. If you have a chip or crack in your windshield, turn to a trusted shop that can perform a quality windshield repair or a complete, professional windshield replacement.