Purchasing used auto parts can save you hundreds of dollars when compared to buying brand new parts. However, some parts are better to buy used than others. One of the best auto parts to buy used is auto glass.


There are several pros and cons to purchasing windshields at a used part shop. Weighing these pros and cons can help you decide whether buying a used windshield is the best decision for you. If you’re in need of a new windshield or another piece of glass, contact Ace Auto Parts today.

Benefits of Buying a Used Windshield

●        Affordability

Used auto glass is a highly affordable option compared to brand new glass. While a new windshield can cost you anywhere from $100 to $300, you can find used auto glass for at a salvage yard for about half that price.


●        High Availability

Many salvage cars that come into the yard have windshields that are in near-perfect condition. Because salvage yards have a variety of car models and types come in, it’s likely you’ll be able to find the windshield you’re looking for.


●        Simple Installation

When you purchase a used windshield, you can rest assured that the installation process will be quick and easy. Ace Auto Parts even provides professional auto glass installation services so you can start using your new windshield as soon as possible.

Disadvantages of Buying a Used Windshield

●        Unknown History

With any used car part, you run the risk of not knowing the part’s full history, which can leave room for guessing when it comes to dependability. Keep a close eye out for easily overlooked cracks and chips, as this can determine how dependable the windshield is.


●        Warranty Complications

Some vehicle warranties are particular about where replacement parts originate from. Because warranties may require the replacement windshield comes from the original manufacturer, you may run into some complications when purchasing a used windshield. You may not be able to receive the warranty’s benefits when installing a used windshield.


If you’re in need of a new windshield for your vehicle, consider stopping into Ace Auto Parts. You can also take a look through our available parts using our inventory search tool online. For any additional questions or assistance, contact our team today at 651-717-4299. We look forward to assisting you in finding the used part you need!