Purchasing a Window For Auto Window Repair
When looking to purchase a new window window, shop around as much as you can. I Understand that this can be a real emergency where you do not have time to do this, if this is the case then why not begin with the least expensive places? The most inexpensive places to look for a new window are the wrecking yard where you can get one for very cheap, or an auto body shop. Don’t ask the body shop to purchase a new one, but instead ask them if they have any totaled cars which have intact windows which you can take or purchase for a smaller fee. As long as the window comes from the same make and model and is not damaged this shouldn’t be a problem. If you have a bit more time, try looking on eBay or Craigslist.
If you are uncomfortable purchasing a window from the above sources, call around, see who will give you a price. Check the internet for prices as well. There is really no reason why a mechanic would need to see your car in order to give a price on a window. Just be sure that you have the years, make and model number handy, as well as note any other options. You never know what they will ask. When I used to get tires for an old car, they always asked me what size engine it had! That made no sense to me, and it may not make sense to you, but try to be prepared with all the facts. If your make and model came with different engine options, take note of which one you have.
Try to be as prepared as possible when shopping around for your window. Know all of the information regarding your car as well as which window is broken. You may even wish to carry around your car’s manual with you as you go on your travels.