If there is a chip in your automobile's windshield, you may have a decision to make. You can decide to repair the chip or have the windshield replaced. If the chip or crack is larger than the size of a dollar bill or impedes your vision while driving, you will need to have the windshield replaced. However, if the crack is relatively small and does not impede your vision, either option may work. If you are facing this dilemma and plan on selling your car in the near future, you may find yourself wondering if a chip or crack will affect the value of your car. Here is information you need to know.
How a Chip Can Affect Your Car's Value When Selling the Car Privately
If you are selling your car privately, a chip in your windshield may or may not affect the value that you get for the car. Most people know that there may be minor issues with a car that is being sold privately. As such, they may expect to have to put some money into the car. However, some people will use any noticeable issues, such as a chip in the windshield, to haggle or negotiate the price that they are willing to pay for the car. Ultimately, you may wish to allow potential buyer feedback determine whether it is worth it to replace the windshield. If buyers are scared off by the chip, you may wish to replace the windshield. If you can find a buyer, you may not have to replace it.
How a Chip Can Affect Your Car's Value When Trading In Your Vehicle
When you are trading in your vehicle, or selling it to an auto dealership, they will decrease the amount that they offer you due to windshield chips and cracks. This is because a dealership will need to replace the windshield before they sell the car. A general rule of thumb, it is worth it to replace the windshield on your car yourself if you plan on trading your car in or selling it to a dealership.
Do you have a crack or chip in your car's windshield? Here at Only 1 Auto Glass, we can help you with all of your auto glass needs, including auto glass repairs and auto glass replacement. We can take a look at the chip or crack and determine what options are available to you and then help you make the right decision for your car. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.