ICBC Windshield Repair Program
The ICBC windshield repair program can be a bit confusing for anyone who is not in the automotive industry. To make the process as simple as possible, let us assess the damage and tell you whether your glass is eligible for “Free” repairs.
According to the ICBC policy, a maximum of three damaged areas may be repaired per claim. There is no current limit to the number of claims that drivers can make within a given policy period, but there are limits to what can be repaired versus what must be replaced.
Generally speaking, any chips that are larger than a loonie or directly within a driver’s line of sight will require glass replacement and cannot be safely repaired.
Crack repairs are not covered by current automobile insurance plans. In general, this is because crack repairs are often just a short-term fix that will ultimately lead to a full glass replacement. Unless the crack is incredibly small or thin, you will need a glass replacement sooner rather than later in order to continue driving safely.
There are special circumstances where our team can temporarily fix a larger crack.
Cracked windshields are a danger to you, your passengers and your fellow drivers, so don’t wait for small cracks to worsen before calling us. Stop by or fill out a quote request form so that we can help you get back to driving safely.
About Comprehensive Insurance
Comprehensive insurance covers vehicle damage caused by any of the following:
Falling or flying objects
When you choose your plan, you also choose a deductible amount that you must pay before your insurance provider will cover the remaining amount. Your deductible can be found in your insurance plan information, but typically it’s $300 for side and back glass claims and drops to $200 for windshield replacements on the best ICBC plan. There are other options for your collision and comprehensive coverages, and we highly recommend evaluating what each has to offer. BCAA and Family Insurance Solutions both offer accident forgiveness and low to ZERO Deductibles for glass coverage.
For windshield rock chip repairs, with comprehensive insurance, drivers do not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses or be concerned about increased rates. It is wise to have small chips repaired quickly in order to save money on a complete windshield replacement.
Fantastic service! For my icbc claim Lima had a very smooth and efficient operation getting the quote and then scheduling when to bring my car in. They do beautiful work, my car looks great! Everyone at Lima was wonderful to deal with.
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