The cost of windscreen replacement in Australia can vary based on several factors, including the make and model of the vehicle, the type of glass used, and whether you’re going through your insurance. Additionally, prices can vary across different regions and service providers. As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, here is a general price range for windscreen replacement in Australia:
Basic Windscreen Replacement:
For a standard windscreen replacement on a common vehicle model without additional features, the cost can range from AUD 100 to AUD 400 or more.
Luxury or Premium Vehicles:
Windscreen replacement for luxury or premium vehicles tends to be more expensive due to the use of specialized glass and features. Prices for these vehicles can range from AUD 500 to AUD 1,500 or higher.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS):
Vehicles equipped with ADAS, such as lane departure warning systems or automatic emergency braking, may require recalibration after a windscreen replacement. This can add to the overall cost, and prices may start from AUD 500 or more.
If you have comprehensive auto insurance that covers glass damage, your out-of-pocket expenses may be significantly reduced or even covered entirely. In some cases, insurance companies may have preferred glass repair or replacement providers.
Mobile Windscreen Replacement Services:
Mobile services that come to your location for windscreen replacement may have additional charges, but they offer convenience. Prices for mobile services can vary, and you may incur extra fees for the convenience of having the service at your chosen location.
Chip or Crack Repair:
If the damage to your windscreen is minor, such as a chip or small crack, repair costs are generally lower than a full replacement. Prices for chip repairs can start from AUD 50 to AUD 150.
It’s important to note that these are general estimates, and actual prices can vary based on the factors mentioned above. Additionally, prices may have changed since my last update, so it’s advisable to contact local windscreen replacement service providers or use online quoting tools to get accurate and up-to-date pricing information for your specific situation.