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Last updated on July 3rd, 2022

Car window replacement cost guide

It’s important to get your car windows or windshield replaced or repaired if you notice a problem. You’ll need to visit a garage or car glass specialist right away. Chips and cracks can soon turn into bigger problems, which could be highly dangerous when you’re driving.

But how much does it cost to replace a car window? In this guide, we’ll look at the average car window replacement cost. This includes side and rear car windows, as well as the windscreen.

How much does a car rear window replacement cost?

ServiceLow costHigh costAverage cost
Replacing rear car window£150£350£250
Replacing side car window (driver or passenger)£80£350£215
Replacing car windshield£250£1,000£625

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The cost depends on the make, model and age of your car. You’ll need to get a quote from a car window replacement specialist. It can cost between £150 and £350 on a standard vehicle and may significantly more costly on high-end cars.

Car passenger window replacement cost

While not as crucial for the driver as the windscreen, it’s still important to get passenger windows repaired or replaced if they become damaged.

The average car passenger window replacement cost depends on the model, make and age of your car. It tends to range from £80 to £350. The best way to get an accurate price is to visit a car window replacement specialist.

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Car side window replacement cost

If your driver window is damaged, this may impede your view of the wing mirror. It can also be a distraction while driving, or stop you from seeing other vehicles or other objects on the road. A crack or chip can lead to further damage, which could be dangerous.

Car driver window replacement tends to cost the same as car passenger window replacement. To find out an accurate cost to replace the driver side window, visit a specialist. They’ll inspect the damage, explain your options and give you a custom quote for your vehicle make and model.

Average cost to replace car windscreen

Average cost to replace car windshield

The cost of replacing your car windshield depends on the make and model of your vehicle, along with its age. If your windscreen has high-tech features (i.e. programmed wipers or tinted glass), this can also add to the cost.

Generally speaking though, the average cost to replace a car windshield is £250 to £1,000.

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Will car window replacement be covered by my car insurance?

If your vehicle insurance includes cover for glass damage, a replacement will usually be covered by your excess.

Can car windows be repaired, rather than replaced?

It depends on the extent of the damage. Some small chips can be repaired in situ, but more serious damage can’t be fixed. In this case, the only option is to replace the entire piece of glass. To find out whether your car windows can be repaired rather than replaced, you’ll need an assessment from an expert.

How long does car glass replacement take?

The time it takes to replace a window or windscreen depends on the make and model of vehicle. Generally speaking though, the job can be completed in as little as an hour.

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