Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a windscreen cost?

If you come to Glassdrive with a damaged or chipped windscreen, we’ll always try to repair it: it’s not just cheaper, it’s also more responsible. Unfortunately, in some cases, replacement is unavoidable. This raises two questions: How much does a windscreen cost? And how do you estimate the cost of a windscreen replacement? Here’s what you need to know.


How much does a windscreen cost?

You think you need to replace the windscreen of your vehicle, and you’re understandably wondering what a car windscreen costs?

To find out how much a front windscreen costs, you need to take two factors into account:

  • The vehicle model, bearing in mind that the more upmarket it is, the more a new windscreen will cost;
  • The kind of glass that needs to be changed: depending on the technology it includes (tinted windscreen, heated windscreen, athermic windscreen, acoustic windscreen, windscreen fitted with a rain sensor or fitted with driving assistance cameras, etc.), the cost of the windscreen can vary enormously.

Overall, the price of a windscreen ranges from 100 to 2,000 Euros (depending on the vehicle model and the glass). But because you can’t do it yourself, you also have to include the technician’s labour cost.


How much does a windscreen replacement cost?

If you have to change your windscreen, it’s not just the price of the glass itself that matters: You also have to include the technician’s labour.

Glassdrive is a specialist in the replacement of car windows and the operation can take between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the vehicle model and whether the car has a driver assistance camera that needs to be recalibrated. The glass may be in stock, or else it can be delivered within 24 hours or sometimes 12 hours.

So the windscreen replacement price includes the technician’s work, which consists of removing the damaged or broken glass, accurately positioning the new pane, recalibrating the driver assistance cameras, cleaning the interior of the vehicle, and travel costs if the work is carried out at your home or if your vehicle is transported. You should expect to pay about 50 Euros per hour for the labour. In total, the price of windscreen replacement starts at 250 euros and can go up to several hundred euros. Don’t hesitate to ask us for a quote for your windscreen replacement.


Replacing a windscreen comes at a cost, and a considerable one at that. But don’t panic! Your car insurance covers the cost of replacing your windscreen via the glass breakage warranty (excluding any excess or possible exceeding of the guarantee’s cost limit). As a specialist in car glass, Glassdrive is approved by most insurance companies. So you don’t have to wonder how much a windscreen replacement will cost: you can come to us with complete peace of mind!


Repair rather than replace a windscreen when possible

At Glassdrive, our priority is to repair when we can, i.e. when the damage to your vehicle’s glass can be repaired using a special resin, for a total procedure time of 30 minutes.

If your windscreen is damaged, the best thing to do is to seek professional advice. We can take a look at the damage and determine if your car windscreen can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. A new windscreen is bound to cost more, but if the damage is too extensive, it may be unavoidable. Your safety is at stake!

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