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Note that recalibrating the camera behind the windshield is an extra charge if you have forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking (Driver Confidence II package in 2017-2021).

Aftermarket windshields are common and less expensive than OEM windshields, but since the Bolt is made in North America, the Fuyao automotive glass factory in Ohio that supplies the Bolt factory also supplies aftermarket windshields without the GM branding. I would expect Fuyao to be usual choice of aftermarket windshield for the Bolt, since it is likely both the best fitting and least expensive due to already having all of the measurements and specs for the OEM windshield (unlike when an automotive glass company reverse-engineers a windshield that it is not the OEM supplier for).
 

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Note that recalibrating the camera behind the windshield is an extra charge if you have forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking (Driver Confidence II package in 2017-2021).

Aftermarket windshields are common and less expensive than OEM windshields, but since the Bolt is made in North America, the Fuyao automotive glass factory in Ohio that supplies the Bolt factory also supplies aftermarket windshields without the GM branding. I would expect Fuyao to be usual choice of aftermarket windshield for the Bolt, since it is likely both the best fitting and least expensive due to already having all of the measurements and specs for the OEM windshield (unlike when an automotive glass company reverse-engineers a windshield that it is not the OEM supplier for).
Almost everyone uses Fuyao
 

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The problem with ordering glass is that no one will warranty shipment. I needed glass in a F150 and brother in law was parts guy. He said he could get a deal on them but problem is half get broken on trucks on way to dealer. It was a buy it broken or not deal. I asked how does the body shop do it. He said they only order high end or difficult to find glass. All others get a mobile mechanic to install.
 

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The problem with ordering glass is that no one will warranty shipment. I needed glass in a F150 and brother in law was parts guy. He said he could get a deal on them but problem is half get broken on trucks on way to dealer. It was a buy it broken or not deal. I asked how does the body shop do it. He said they only order high end or difficult to find glass. All others get a mobile mechanic to install.
Please tell me more. I have a windshield to replace, not urgent [yet]. Sounds like mobile mechanic is worth a look but I don't know where to start.
 

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There are plenty of auto repair shops that use smaller glass repair shops. I suggest that you look at the local area and get some quotes and look at online reviews maybe. I have nothing against Safelite but they have always quoted the very highest price. I've had a number of these type installs over the decades and so far they have all been good. Somehow I got a deal on blue tint on i3. Local warehouse had it for half green tint so be sure to ask about any variables like that.

Can't hurt to test what the dealer wants. They usually can provide a price over the phone off book rates.
 

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There are plenty of auto repair shops that use smaller glass repair shops. I suggest that you look at the local area and get some quotes and look at online reviews maybe. I have nothing against Safelite but they have always quoted the very highest price.
However, if your car has the camera or sensor behind the windshield for forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, pay attention to whether each quote includes recalibration of the camera or sensor.
 

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There are plenty of auto repair shops that use smaller glass repair shops. I suggest that you look at the local area and get some quotes and look at online reviews maybe. I have nothing against Safelite but they have always quoted the very highest price. I've had a number of these type installs over the decades and so far they have all been good. Somehow I got a deal on blue tint on i3. Local warehouse had it for half green tint so be sure to ask about any variables like that.

Can't hurt to test what the dealer wants. They usually can provide a price over the phone off book rates.
Local was about 1k + NO calibration install only calibration dealer separate
safelite was 900-1000 everything included :/
 

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Local was about 1k + NO calibration install only calibration dealer separate
safelite was 900-1000 everything included :/
$1k? ouch. I broke it myself doing something really stupid, so that hurts a lot. Good info on this thread. I will ask around. The only good news is that I have a 2017 LT, no fancy sensors, so no added cal expense. This will be the very first penny I spend on maintenance or repair since I bought the car June 2017, after 37k miles. So I suppose I can't complain too much.
 

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$1k? ouch. I broke it myself doing something really stupid, so that hurts a lot. Good info on this thread. I will ask around. The only good news is that I have a 2017 LT, no fancy sensors, so no added cal expense. This will be the very first penny I spend on maintenance or repair since I bought the car June 2017, after 37k miles. So I suppose I can't complain too much.
Expect 500 from safelite not sure the competition...
 

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I know this post is 2 months old, but I just had my windshield replaced in my 17 LT today at a local reputable shop (recommended by the Chevy dealer) for $320 total. No sensors, just basic. The original windshield as stated above was Fuyao with a GM logo and the replacement was also Fuyao just without the logo. Safelite wanted $635...
 

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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.
The adaptive cruise control is a big help with that too.
 
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