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Old 6th July 2008, 17:32   #1
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I need a New windshield for my esteem. Which one to go for. I was quoted Saint Gobain for 3K and AIS for 5K. Will saint gobain Work fine?
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Hi Buddy, just check out the car dealer recommendations. Both the companies have good products. Saint gobain should work fine.
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AIS would've been the OE item in the car when it came from the factory and it is a laminated windshield.

Saint Gobain IF laminated is a good buy for 3k. If it's not a laminated windshield give it a pass.
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I'll Have to enquire aboput laminated or not. Should I only put laminated ones??
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I think most of the modern car windshields are laminated as per the laiddown guidelines. Right? A non laminated glass amongst other things can be risky in case it shatters.
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What happened? Birthday BASH?

As said by Zappo, most modern cars have only laminated windscreens. But there're non laminated versions available in the market too. I've seen some examples. So, choose laminated ones only.
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A suggestion : Don't get your windscreen fitted from the unorganised segment; either go to the "windscreen experts" or to an Maruti authorised service station.

Windscreen damage is fully covered by insurance. Glass has a 0% deductible, though you will have to shell out a marginal amount for rubber seals & fitting.
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What happened? Birthday BASH?

As said by Zappo, most modern cars have only laminated windscreens. But there're non laminated versions available in the market too. I've seen some examples. So, choose laminated ones only.
No actually I was trying to put leash on my dog. She is very playful dog, she jumped on me and accidentally I lost control of the leash (It was a cloth leash), which fell right on windshield of my car from second floor. There was a small crack because of buckle and this was a year back. Since then I have been quite lazy and Since then it has increased a lot and to top it all in another leash fight few days back the whole gauntlet kind of leash fell on my car this time. So now have to change it anyhow.

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A suggestion : Don't get your windscreen fitted from the unorganised segment; either go to the "windscreen experts" or to an Maruti authorised service station.

Windscreen damage is fully covered by insurance. Glass has a 0% deductible, though you will have to shell out a marginal amount for rubber seals & fitting.
Actually My esteem is 10 Years old and Since then I have not taken the claim. So Now i just Pay 2000 every year. Thats why dont want to take the claim. I'll enquire about laminated windscreen today.
Thanks a lot for your help guys.
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Get the work done from an authorised workshop. Waiting for an update, friend.
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I think most of the modern car windshields are laminated as per the laiddown guidelines. Right?
Yes when it comes from the factory. But there are cheaper non laminated windshields available outside the OE market. Price of Saint Gobain at 3k is cheap. Thats why i suggested to check whether it's laminated or not.
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Yes when it comes from the factory. But there are cheaper non laminated windshields available outside the OE market. Price of Saint Gobain at 3k is cheap. Thats why i suggested to check whether it's laminated or not.

I just confirmed. Its Laminated Windscreen. I was quoted by Windscreen House. These people seem quite professional they can even come to my House and get the Job done.
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Saint Gobain is good. I got replced for my Zen Couple of months back only, go for it
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somebodystopme : My esteem is 10 Years old and Since then I have not taken the claim. So Now i just Pay 2000 every year. Thats why dont want to take the claim.
Even if you take a claim now, you will not lose much. In this situation, you can save much more by claiming, than if you dont. Because your 20% NCB would work out to far less amount the cost of the windshield.

But then, if you are going to get insurance for any other car in the next insurance-year, then you can stand to lose quite a bit by losing the NCB on that car.
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Hey guys. One of my friends who deals in Windscreen has quoted me 1.5K Yes 1500RS for FY Imported windscreen, Its Laminated. Since I am going to use this car for just a year. I think this makes sense.
He even told me that If his car had problem with Windscreen this is what even he would Install. I dont think its a bad buy. WHat say?
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It isnt a bad buy. But please check (market) if its a good buy. Do update.
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