2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Crack Killed Our Windshield
by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on October 8, 2015
Somewhere between California and Wyoming a rock chipped the windshield of our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. The harmless blemish remained dormant for weeks until one afternoon when it gave birth to a two-inch crack. Minimal coaxing stretched it to five, the 10 inches long, at which point we declared the windshield dead.
In many states, windshields are covered under standard auto insurance plans. No such luck in California. So we would pay out of pocket for this one. The first step was locating replacement glass.
We've had favorable experiences with Safelite AutoGlass, so we started there. The website was very easy to use. Fewer than 10 clicks and we had a competitive quote and an appointment. It was more convenient to take the Colorado to a nearby Safelite location, so we chose that over the come-to-your-home option.
On arrival a staff member greeted me promptly, took my key and pulled the Chevy into the garage. He told me the job would take 2-3 hours so I settled in with my laptop and did some work. Just about two hours later the truck was ready.
Parts, labor and tax brought the total to $403.62.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager