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at 109K miles my 2017 Bolts windshield has hundreds of micro pits as well as a couple small cracks.. time to replace.

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Any place less expensive..that seems about $300 too much
 

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INsurance wont replace for micropits and small cracks..
I've been told the standard is one chip/crack larger than a quarter or 5+ chips total. Not a high standard. I had 3 windshield replacements on my last car, which included a rain sensor that is glued to the windshield. Didn't pay for any of them, other than insurance cost, of course. You could always have the glass place look at it and see if it qualifies for replacement. They have a pretty strong incentive for it to qualify.
 

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I haven't had to replace a windshield in over 10 years but I recall reading a lengthy thread on the Volt Forum with the key takeaway that you could get a cheap replacement for X or an OEM windshield for 2X. Insurance would only pay for X but there were usually some distortions near the edges of the windshield and some concerns that the sensors could have issues with those. If you wanted OEM glass, you had to pay for the difference out-of-pocket.
 

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INsurance wont replace for micropits and small cracks..
Are you sure? If the chips/cracks are in your view of the road area, our glass shops cannot repair them. They have to replace the windshield. I just get them to phone the insurance company and explaing why it needs to be replaced. Be there with your insurance info, etc as you will have to talk to them. The only problem I have is when they ask me when and where did the damage occur. I just give them my best guess. It seems they have a blank that must be filled in. :cool:
Since we live in AZ we can get full cost replacement coverage. They are a lot of flying rocks here. I have to replace one about every 2 years. The glass companies are more than happy to help. The last one I did over the phone with a 3 way conference call. Glass company initiated the call to insurance based on the info I gave them then conferenced me in.
 

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Update...Insurance IS going to Cover1 ...really didnt think that was going to happen . Also , I thought I had a $500 deductible but turns out not for glas ..so totally covered. The Auto Glass place said as long as the cracks add up (all the small chips together) to about a 1 dollar coin they can get it covered and they did .

So New glass, new battery coming . I removed the old tint on the windows and getting that replaced ($300) and will have the exterior cleaned up (clay barr and get rid alot of micro scratches)and a couple coats of hard wax for the upcoming winter.

I keep the interior clean already and it's holding up well
 

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I鈥檝e found that riding the tail of others vastly increases the likelihood of chips/cracks. Bad luck happens, but you can tweak those odds somewhat.
Absolutely true.

And as a side note, one of the things that I really like about the Bolt is that the very steeply raked windshield seems to be a lot less prone to getting covered with dead bugs when I'm out on the rural highways.
 
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