How to Buy Replacement Car Windows

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You may be driving down the road and a rock hits your car window. Or, you wake up to find that vandals played a prank. Even if it's a little crack, the window needs to be replaced because it could easily spread. Follow these steps to buy replacement car windows.

Call a nearby body or auto parts shop and ask if they have a replacement window in stock.

Go to a junkyard and look for a replacement window. Some parts yards have all types of vehicles, so you may luck out and find your exact model.

Search online for replacement parts. Go to an automotive parts store and search under the car make, model and part needed.

Check out auction websites to see if anyone is selling windows. You'll often find parts much cheaper on these websites.

Grab a copy of the local Want Ad Digest or Auto Trader magazine. See if there are any replacement windows for sale.

Ask a local glass shop if they do car windows. Many of them are mom and pop stores with low overhead costs. So, they pass the savings onto you.

Compare costs before buying a replacement car window. Some glass companies advertise that they beat their competitor's price. It doesn't hurt to get a few estimates to ensure you're getting a good deal.

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