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      10-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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I have 2008 E93 with the rain sensor and solar stripe windshield.

I had three stars from stones hitting over the years, used the resin repair before to try to keep them at bay. Finally this summer one of them turned into a full blown 20 inch crack on the windshield. Time to replace.

Called my BMW dealer, $1300. Called Safelite, $640.

Then, I called the auto club, AAA Glass Service. They quoted $372!!! That has to be using chinese plate glass right? How could they be so low? Well, I quizzed them and they assured me that they use OE glass and OE parts to replace. So, I scheduled.

Long story short. The guy shows up on time with a Pilkington windshield identical to replace my cracked BMW Pilkington windshield except no BMW logo on it and original from the dealer BMW OEM support frame and reveal molding!

So, for $372, they replaced my windshield with Pilkington OE glass and BMW OEM parts. Wow am I happy with the workmanship of the install and the parts used.

They also include for the price...

- sales tax
- AAA Members Only Coverage – If anything happens to glass within 1 year. Replacement - $95.00 Repair - $39.99
- Lifetime Warranty on Workmanship. (Air Noises, Water Leaks, Molding Lifting’s, Stress Cracks)
- No travel extra fee because I live in the country (Western Loudoun County)
- Disposed of the old windshield
- Transfer of all stickers onto new windshield

Thought I would pass this good news story on in case you need a new windshield!!!

Stan
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I have about an inch long crack, I think I'll use them too.. but I don't have AAA..
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I have about an inch long crack, I think I'll use them too.. but I don't have AAA..
Join, then... problem solved.
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I have 2008 E93 with the rain sensor and solar stripe windshield.

I had three stars from stones hitting over the years, used the resin repair before to try to keep them at bay. Finally this summer one of them turned into a full blown 20 inch crack on the windshield. Time to replace.

Called my BMW dealer, $1300. Called Safelite, $640.

Then, I called the auto club, AAA Glass Service. They quoted $372!!! That has to be using chinese plate glass right? How could they be so low? Well, I quizzed them and they assured me that they use OE glass and OE parts to replace. So, I scheduled.

Long story short. The guy shows up on time with a Pilkington windshield identical to replace my cracked BMW Pilkington windshield except no BMW logo on it and original from the dealer BMW OEM support frame and reveal molding!

So, for $372, they replaced my windshield with Pilkington OE glass and BMW OEM parts. Wow am I happy with the workmanship of the install and the parts used.

They also include for the price...

- sales tax
- AAA Members Only Coverage – If anything happens to glass within 1 year. Replacement - $95.00 Repair - $39.99
- Lifetime Warranty on Workmanship. (Air Noises, Water Leaks, Molding Lifting’s, Stress Cracks)
- No travel extra fee because I live in the country (Western Loudoun County)
- Disposed of the old windshield
- Transfer of all stickers onto new windshield

Thought I would pass this good news story on in case you need a new windshield!!!

Stan
How about the condensation sensor in the sticker? Did it work correctly?
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      11-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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it's a win 4 u Stan. Good to hear the story.
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Nice review! good info for those that may need windshield replacing
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I got solar pilkington windshield with rain sensor on my e90 and paid 160, the regular price was 180 tho
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      12-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #8
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Good to hear.. Windshield recently cracked. I was planning on using Safelite but this seems like a great deal
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