Got A Crack Or Chip In Your Windshield? Here’s What To Do

Glazier repairing windscreen after stone chipping damageGetting repairs for a crack or chip in your vehicle’s windshield is a breeze when you’re covered when you have comprehensive coverage from GEICO auto insurance. Don’t just take our word for it – windshield repair is a breeze, according to GEICO policyholders.

“Our customers are delighted that we offer windshield repair service to them at no charge,” says John Little, an assistant vice president at GEICO. “With comprehensive coverage on your policy, we waive the deductible for damage that can be repaired.”

If you have a small chip, nick or crack in your windshield, we can send a professional repair technician to your home or office. Just give us a call and we’ll make all the necessary arrangements.

“Repairing the windshield protects its structural integrity,” says Little. “It is important to have the damage repaired as quickly as possible to prevent the chip or crack from spreading.” Chips must be smaller than a quarter, and cracks must be smaller than a dollar bill to be repairable.

Why use GEICO’s windshield repair?

  • It’s convenient. You don’t have to take time off work or rent a car while the repair is being completed. A technician will come to your home or place of work and do the repair on the spot.
  • It’s quick. The repair is done while you wait. In most cases, that means approximately 30 minutes.
  • It’s inexpensive. The deductible for windshield repair is waived if you carry comprehensive coverage.
  • You can avoid other problems. Replacing a windshield, instead of repairing it, involves breaking the original factory seal. That can make the area around the windshield more prone to leaks, which can lead to additional problems.
  • You can help protect the environment. Because a layer of laminate is fused to windshield glass, it’s more difficult to recycle. By repairing your existing windshield, disposal isn’t an issue.

Customer Testimonials

“I recently had a crack in my windshield from a rock on the freeway. I set up my claim online, scheduled an appointment, and the next day my windshield was repaired in my driveway so I never had to leave. You guys rock! Thanks again!”
— Gina K. from Ohio

“Thank you GEICO for making my first windshield replacement experience so simple & easy. Traveling on our famous I-4 in Florida I got hit by a rock on my brand new 2015 Kia Soul (first time I take it on I-4) windshield and boom, a crack extending almost half way across the whole thing. I was devastated and scared too! It was so easy to get it fixed. One click on-line and there was everything I needed. The repair took place in my own garage. I didn’t have to drive anywhere and the [Safelite] people were wonderful. Thank you again.”
— Myra S. from Florida

“Right after I purchased my Infiniti, I had a little rock vs. windshield action. I called GEICO and they told me they would cover the chip … Safelite auto glass was there the next day and took care of it! Very pleased with GEICO. I vouch for their integrity as a company and I DO RECOMMEND GEICO 100%!”
—  Graham H. from Arizona

If your vehicle’s glass is damaged, you can report your glass claim online or via the GEICO Mobile app, and schedule a convenient repair appointment, or call 1-800-510-2291.

By Shanna Parks

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  1. Robert Frost says

    You need to have comprehensive coverage on your vehicle or it will not be fixed. I’m a Geico customer and they just told me that. This article gave me the impression that they would repair it no matter what. Just be aware of that.

    • Jess James says

      Why would you think otherwise when the article states, “Getting repairs for a crack or chip in your vehicle’s windshield is a breeze when you’re covered when you have comprehensive coverage from GEICO auto insurance.” They clearly explain.

  2. Dan Glass says

    Why would The insurance company waive the deductible to repair a chipped windshield? I’ve heard the repair typically costs about $100. If a customer has full coverage, and needs a rock chip repair, if a claim is made, does the customer actually pay nothing? And. would a claim like this raise rates for the customer’s future insurance?

    • Nurtz Kidd says

      Because windshield replacement is much costlier. A ding often ends up as a replacement, if not repaired. So they contract with a glass repair service, getting a discount rate, and repair (for maybe $50 a throw) vs. covering an $800 repair a few months later, less a deductible of maybe $300. They pay $50 to avoid a claim of $500, in other words. And get a happier customer! Win-win!

  3. Todd Cottrell says

    Just an F.Y.I. Your claim or rock chip repair doesn’t have to go through Safelite you can use any glass company you would like to use. So don’t let them falsely steer you to them.