Insurance FAQ’s

Will filing an auto glass claim count towards my insurance policy?

In many cases, insurance companies will not count auto glass damage as a claim on your policy. Your glass damage falls under ‘comprehensive’ which includes fire, theft, vandalism, and glass breakage. It is looked at as non-fault as you have no control over these incidences.

Do all insurance companies waive my deductible for a chip repair?

Most insurance companies waive your comprehensive deductible and pay 100% for rock chip repairs. They do this because they would rather pay for a chip repair than share in the cost of a full replacement. Also, chip repairs are eco-friendly, as windshield glass is non-recyclable and replacing an otherwise good windshield would result in waste sitting in a landfill.

Do I need to contact my agent or insurance company before I schedule an appointment?

No, at Eastlake Auto Glass we are insurance approved as well as a preferred company! We are able to answer any questions you might have about the process, and we will gladly guide you through it. All you need to have is your proof of insurance card and we will help you through the process of the claim!

What wiper blades do you recommend?

It’s easy to forget that wipers are a safety feature – until you end up driving in the heavy rain or snow, or are blinded by glare. An unclean or obscured windshield is a true hazard. Just as you don’t know the washer fluid tank is empty until it no longer squirts cleaner, drivers typically don’t realize that the wipers are shot until the visibility is truly limited. And then it can be too late, as many accidents are the result of poor visibility. Here in the wet Northwest, we recommend you change your blades every 6-8 months or sooner with one of the following quality brands below:

Beam Blade – Unlike conventional wipers, beam blades have no external frames. Instead, they have spring steel incorporated into the rubber. As a result, beam blades are promoted as providing more uniform pressure on today’s curved windshields and therefore, better wiping performance. Beam blades are becoming increasingly popular.

Brands – Anco Contour – Bosch Icon – Bosch Evolution – Good Year Beam Blade – Rain-X Latitude – Valeo 900 series

Conventional Wiper Blade – The most common design, conventional wipers have a replaceable rubber blade that fits into a spring-tensioned frame assembly, or bridge. Most blades have a metal spine that supports the rubber element and runs through the ribs of the contact point.

Brands – Valeo 600 – Rain-X Weatherbeater – Anco 31 series – Michelin RainForce