Under the North Carolina windshield replacement law, you must have comprehensive insurance to file a claim to replace a windshield. Comprehensive car insurance is optional, and comes with a deductible, or the amount you pay before your policy pays out for repairs.
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Does NC cover windshield replacement?No. In North Carolina, glass replacement falls under Comprehensive Coverage. If there is a deductible on your Comprehensive Coverage, it will apply for a glass claim.
Does North Carolina have full glass coverage?
Auto Glass Insurance Coverage in North Carolina
North Carolina lawmakers do not require you carry auto glass coverage if you own your car and choose only the basic insurance coverage. However, it's common for any full coverage policy to include glass coverage.
Does Safelite use OEM parts?
Our windshield replacement service uses OEM or OEE glass and an industry-leading one-hour drive-away time adhesive for a fast, safe result.
Are all windshields the same quality?
OEM Windshields offer the benefit of being identical to the windshield that was installed when your vehicle was manufactured. OEM windshields are made by the same companies that manufactured your original windshield and will match the original windshields color, thickness, fit and shape.
Car Inspection Check 8: Windshield Glass
In some (but not all) cases, a cracked windshield can lead to a failed inspection in North Carolina. It may also cause a failed inspection if the damage impacts the proper functioning of any other vehicle safety device, such as the windshield wipers or rearview mirror mounting.
Under the North Carolina windshield replacement law, you must have comprehensive insurance to file a claim to replace a windshield. Comprehensive insurance also covers theft. It pays out up to the actual cash value of your car. The cost of comprehensive coverage is affordable, on average $192 a year.
So, does Safelite use OEM glass? In a sense, they buy their glass from the world's most sophisticated manufacturers – the same guys who supply the big car manufacturers. Safelite only deals in OEE parts.
OEM auto glass will likely be stamped with the carmaker's brand name and logo. As for aftermarket or OEE auto glass, you need to tell your customers that: Aftermarket or OEE glass manufacturers are not licensed by car companies to fabricate windshields for their car models.
You can verify a genuine windshield or non-original auto glass by looking at the windscreen logo. Oftentimes, the original windscreen comes without a car logo. In this case, you can match your brand-new vehicle windscreen logo with your cracked glass.
Gorilla Glass Qualities
A stronger windshield translates to increased safety. This chemically strengthened glass isn't marketed as unbreakable or immune to scratches. But it does provide greater protection to keep projectiles out and passengers inside if there is an accident.
Here are a few common problems that can result in a failed state inspection.
- Excessive Brake Wear.
- Insufficient Tire Tread Depth.
- Burned Out Headlights and Tail Lights.
- Cut Wiper Blades.
- Check Engine Light.
During a safety inspection, a licensed mechanic examines a vehicle's headlights, signals, brakes, steering, windows and tires. Motor vehicles registered in 22 North Carolina counties must also pass an emissions inspection, which is conducted at the same time as the safety inspection.
The three free windshield replacement states are Florida, Kentucky, and South Carolina, which waive the car insurance deductible for windshield repair or replacement and so are referred to as having free windshield replacement or as zero deductible states.