Ahh, Florida. Winters filled with snow are nonexistent, and temperatures rarely drop into the freezing zone. However, it is imperative to drive safely in Florida due to extreme sun rays on windshields. Since the sun beats down constantly in cities such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Naples, a chip in your windshield creates all the more glare. For example, you take a drive up the coast to Daytona Beach then to Jacksonville and you notice a small crack in your windshield. After hitting the beach and touring, you return to your car and notice the once small fissure has turned into a large crack which has spread across your entire automobile glass.
This is not an uncommon auto glass repair in Florida. Hot temperatures can turn a tiny glass repair into needing full replacement glass. Additionally, the sun is responsible for glare on the windshield. This causes many accidents for drivers all over the state. In high tourist areas such as Orlando or Tampa, the bumper to bumper traffic combined with sun glare creates the perfect mixture of variables for car accidents. In the Sunshine State, it is best to drive cautiously all year round. But what happens if you are in need of a glass repair?
No matter how hot the weather or the region, TeleGlass is here to provide the safest and highest quality auto glass repairs for the state of Florida.
Florida Auto Glass
Door glass, back windshield, quarter glass, wind screens, and more. What does it all mean? Do I have tempered glass or safety glass? How can I tell if my windshield has extra features? It has been many years since auto glass was created and by far one of the best enhancements made to the automobile. In general, the glass on the sides and back of your car are tempered auto glass, meaning they were specially treated to break into hundreds of tiny pieces, keeping you from being exposed to dangerously sharp edges. It's not to say you cannot still get hurt from broken auto glass, but it is much safer today than it was in the past. Read more about auto glass on our auto glass and windshield pages.
Your windshield is made differently than any other piece of auto glass. The windshield is comprised of two layers of safety glass with a layer of composite material in between. Modern windshields can include a myriad of options, including rain sensors for your windshield wipers, heated autoglass for those in cold climates, antennas to support your GPS, and more. The most important part of your windshield remains the laminate in between the layers of glass. Your car is much safer today because of this lamination, which keeps the glass together, and allows repairs to be made when the damage is just a small chip or crack.
Florida Auto Glass Insurance The state of Florida has the standard insurance coverages in regards to autoglass coverage. Coverage for an autoglass loss would fall under the comprehensive coverage portion of your personal auto policy (PAP). In Florida, there is a state mandated waiver for deductibles in relation to windshield auto glass only. (Florida Windshield Waiver) If you have a PAP in the state of Florida, the deductible amount you selected under your comprehensive coverage would be waived for a windshield loss, but would apply for any other car window replacement.
From Miami to Tampa, Orlando to Tallahassee, Teleglass is the solution to all your auto glass replacement and auto glass repair needs.
In all states, the most commonly used Personal Auto coverage is Physical Damage coverage. Listed under Physical Damage coverage are Collision coverage and Comprehensive coverage. Collision coverage covers your Personal Auto for physical damages as a result of colliding with an object. An example of a collision loss would be an insured auto colliding with another auto and physical damage to either party occurred.
Comprehensive coverage typically covers most other forms of losses; fire, theft, vandalism, flood, car windshields, or any other car window replacements you might need. When you need glass repairs to your auto, your Comprehensive coverage is the coverage that applies. Comprehensive coverage is an optional coverage, but it is also typically less expensive than Collision coverage to have on your vehicle so many insureds nationwide choose to have Comprehensive coverage.