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X windshield insurance claim

Discussion in 'Model X' started by number12, Nov 29, 2016.

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  1. number12

    number12 Supporting Member

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    liberty mutual wants to only pay $600 in a zero deductible windshield state?

    Safelite says they can do an aftermarket windshield (i do not believe them, nor do I want that).

    How can that be true? I pay a premium on my insurance, but get a quote for a civic windshields in price?

    Anyone have experience with this?
     
  2. ModelX

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    I just told my insurance that my understanding is that only Tesla has the equipment to do this safely and I wanted a Tesla windshield. I believe this is correct and my insurance said fine.
     
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  3. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    That's absurd. I wouldn't go to anybody but Tesla for that. I bought the OEM-original only add on to my policy because the cars are so new. I wouldn't trust any third party vendor.
     
  4. BeardedBro

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    @ModelX and @CHG-ON

    Would you guys mind sharing who your insurance carrier is?

    Thanks!
     
  5. ModelX

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    Allstate for me
     
  6. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I am with Nationwide, which I think is owned by Allied. I only pay 1,513/yr with a spotless record. I am in CA, which is pricey. I think the price is great. I was paying about 1,250 for a 37K acura, 1/4 the price of my baby. I honestly thought I'd be in 3-5K range.
     
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    What did Allstate quote you? If you don't mind me asking.
    They want $3082/12mos. Personal Express Insurance only wants $1190/12mos. As far as I can tell they are the same coverage including "new car replacement". How could it be so much cheaper.
     
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    I've got the same question/concern- how could it be so much cheaper?!

    Really hope someone in the know takes time to explain...
     
  9. ModelX

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    Mine is 1400$ every 6 months- but was paying nearly that on my Lexus with them.
     
  10. Khanhvngo

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    Hi everyone!

    Wow you guys pay a lot for insurance! I'm with progressive and its $286 full coverage for every 6 months! Meanwhile my 2012 Prius c cost $306 every six month.

    I asked them why the x cost less? They stated that "it safer the the Prius "
     
  11. jsollender

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    Does any company but tesla make this same windshield glass? I thought tesla owns the manufacturer in-house, even if it is made in Peru or somewhere south. Thought OEM was all that was available for this glass...
     
  12. Oceanwolf

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    I also have Progressive, I am paying $699 for 6 months that includes a 2006 Mariner Hybrid, 2010 VW Beetle Convertible and X75D. Interestingly enough Mariner's premium is the same with Tesla's. One is a 10 year old car worths 7K and the other one is 100K.
     
  13. matblk

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    Progressive; max coverage, a $500 deductible, 10-year loyalty discount, and I've had to make a few hit and run claims.
    $1,100 per year for a Model X
    $1,400 per year for a 2007 Prius

    I'll never understand how that stuff works. Maybe Progressive thinks Teslas won't get stolen?
     
  14. ptsagcy

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    Guys - I've posted this many times before. I am a retired insurance broker. It is totally useless to try to compare insurance prices on this forum. There are just too many variables - location, limits, deductibles, optional coverages, driving record, drivers in the household, garage location ad infinitum. It absolutely pays to shop your coverage as there are huge variations among carriers, but to try to do it here is futile and misleading.

    With regard to the windshield issue, to my knowledge there are no aftermarket MX windshields and the carrier can't force you to take an inferior product. You are entitled to be restored to the condition before the incident. I would suggest you escalate the issue to the insurance company management, and if that fails to your state insurance department.
     
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  15. travwill

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    The two bigger factors really in insurance price is going to be 1) the location the car resides, and 2) the record of the driver. The safety factor of the car and price would follow next.

    In my industry experience:
    1. Prices are higher where you see larger immigrant populations that do not obtain insurance, typically Texas, South CA, other border areas, etc. This is just due to the common occurrence of uninsured/underinsured motorist on the roads. We pay a lot less in Chicago now that would in Texas, even though Chicago has some crazy traffic and drivers as well.
    2. Record of driver is self explanatory.
     
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