The two most common windshield repair scams and how to avoid them.Windshield repair scams are more common than many people think.
Because so many people don’t know very much about the auto glass repair industry, they trust the information they are given by “experts.” While most auto glass repair shops and repairmen are honest and trustworthy, there are some bad apples out there trying to take advantage of their position as “experts” in the auto glass repair industry.
Often, these swindlers target people who don’t understand the process or procedures of securing a reputable to repair or replace their windshields—like the elderly, teen drivers, and people with a limited grasp of English.
It’s important to stay informed about common windshield repair scams and take steps to avoid them.\
Common Windshield Repair Scam #1A common scam involves a person approaching you—either in a parking lot or gas station—and telling you that you’re in grave danger because of structural damage to your windshield. He’ll make up laws or facts about windshields, and generally do anything it takes to get you to seriously consider his pitch.
In some cases there’s nothing actually wrong with your windshield; in other cases the windshield may have some damage, but not to the extent claimed. There have even been reported cases where the scam artist has damaged your windshield, just to get the opportunity to repair it. The scammer tells you he will look at it or fix it for free, but then asks for your insurance information anyway—for “reference only”—in order to file a claim without telling you.
Avoid this scam:To avoid this scam it’s important to remember that someone you meet in a parking lot does not constitute an auto glass repair or replacement professional. And if it’s free, that person should not need your insurance information, for reference or any other purpose.
Remember, you get what you pay for (or don’t pay for).
Common Windshield Repair Scam #2Another type of windshield repair scam takes place at body shops. As a consumer, you may be there for legitimate body work, and happen to have a chip or small crack in your windshield. The shop technician will tell you that you need to have your windshield replaced because of the damage he has noticed.
It’s important to know that most small cracks and chips can be repaired, and repaired fairly inexpensively. It’s in the financial interest of the dishonest repair shop to get you to pay for a new windshield when you don’t need one.
Avoid this scam:Simply put off the repair until you have had a chance to do some research on your own. Explore the characteristics of the type of damage you see before committing to a repair. Be an informed consumer. Make sure the auto glass repair place you’re going to is a reputable and legitimate business.
Additional HelpIf you want to find a legitimate and highly recommended auto glass repair place in the Las Vegas area, or if you have any questions about auto glass repairs, just call Superior Auto Glass. You’ll receive professional services you can count on. Every time.
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