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Hi Guys,


Does anyone know if a windscreen supplied and fitted by BMW is eligible for the Four plus / discount scheme.


Mine has a crack but it seems most insurance companies only pay up to £350 - 400 quid on cherished vehicle policies.


BTW The total cost is nearer £530 even via autoglass et al.
 

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I had an orginal BMW windscreen fitted (with top tint) by Autoglas, the cost of the windscreen was something like £129 plus VAT from William Jacks. I asked my insurance company at the time (Privilege) if this was OK and they said yes.



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Hi Guys,


Does anyone know if a windscreen supplied and fitted by BMW is eligible for the Four plus / discount scheme.


Mine has a crack but it seems most insurance companies only pay up to £350 - 400 quid on cherished vehicle policies.


BTW The total cost is nearer £530 even via autoglass et al.
 

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M5 powered said:
Hi Guys,


Does anyone know if a windscreen supplied and fitted by BMW is eligible for the Four plus / discount scheme.


Mine has a crack but it seems most insurance companies only pay up to £350 - 400 quid on cherished vehicle policies.


BTW The total cost is nearer £530 even via autoglass et al.
Sorry, can't help as I've got a 'proper' insurance policy on mine which doesn't state a limit for windscreen repairs/replacements - only a £50 excess.

Have you asked the insurance company how much they can get it for as they will have squeezed the last drop of blood out of the fitting company already and will likely get it cheaper than you can.

BTW - that's one of the reasons for the quality of the 'technicians' doing your windscreen (and other insurance claim repairs) - you pay peanuts, you get monkies.

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Mmm-Five said:
Sorry, can't help as I've got a 'proper' insurance policy on mine which doesn't state a limit for windscreen repairs/replacements - only a £50 excess.

Have you asked the insurance company how much they can get it for as they will have squeezed the last drop of blood out of the fitting company already and will likely get it cheaper than you can.

BTW - that's one of the reasons for the quality of the 'technicians' doing your windscreen (and other insurance claim repairs) - you pay peanuts, you get monkies.

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The reason I'm having BMW do it is because on every other car I've had, 3rd party fitters have done a crap job.

At least this way I can shout at BMW until it is done properly.

I phoned Rydale who kindly gave a breakdown

Windscreen £134.21 + VAT

Fitting £270 + VAT (including new plastic mouldings)

Total £363.79 + VAT with a 10% discount.

= £427.45
 

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Sorry, but I was intentionally including BMW 'technicians' in the monkey category considering my last Inspection II cost £900, lasted 4 days, and then they didn't even replace a split wiper blade, or do two other jobs that were listed - still waiting for a courtesy call from their service manager.

At the present rate there won't be any BMW dealer within a reasonable driving distance that I trust to do what I've agreed to pay for without missing something out, or fitting something without permission.

If I contact BMW UK I get a standard response about them not getting involved and I should sort it out with the dealer directly.

For £100 an hour, you would expect some level of skill from the apprentices, never mind the supervisor who signs the work off, or the service manage who backs them up.

......................and breathe..................
 

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I'm amazed how expensive are those windscreen in europe.

I paid about US$ 200,00 for a BMW one here in Brazil. Paid employes price as I work on subsidiary, but dealer prices are about US$ 400,00, which is cheaper .
 

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I paid £170 for mine fitted, altho they did not use the proper BMW window strips, instead using a thick rubber seal, that is not fitted amazingly well at one top corner - the same people did the screen on my 535i a while back with the same ruber strip and that is fine. They are both Pilkington Green tinted top screens, and are good quality, and as the ///M5 was done thru my independant BMW specialist, they are going to get it re-done when it goes in for its next service.
 

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I'm pretty sure BMW 'outsource' their windscreen fitting to the local Autoglas or equivalent.

In my case I had Autoglas order the windscreen from BMW as the price was the same and the insurance company did not mind. Did an excellent job.





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The reason I'm having BMW do it is because on every other car I've had, 3rd party fitters have done a crap job.

At least this way I can shout at BMW until it is done properly.

I phoned Rydale who kindly gave a breakdown

Windscreen £134.21 + VAT

Fitting £270 + VAT (including new plastic mouldings)

Total £363.79 + VAT with a 10% discount.

= £427.45
 

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I'm pretty sure BMW 'outsource' their windscreen fitting to the local Autoglas or equivalent.

In my case I had Autoglas order the windscreen from BMW as the price was the same and the insurance company did not mind. Did an excellent job.
Differs per dealer. I used to work for one, and did plenty of them myself. The main reason for doing it ourselves was that we could cut out the windscreen, paint the exposed metal, push the car aside to let the paint dry und UV-light while doing on oilservice on the next car, and go back and glue in the new screen once the paint was dry. It's impossible to take out a windscreen and not take half the paint off the metal it's glued to.
 

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Well, Well.


Recieved a cheque through the post for the full amount minus the excess deducted. Well done Royal and Sunalliance.

Strange part is that Adrian Flux said the coverage was only up to £350.
Schhhh, best not tell them.

In future I'd always let BMW do it. In the removal process serious amounts of paint gets pulled off so make sure it is treated before the fitter sticks a new one on. Oherwise you'll get rust creeping round in no time.

Also BMW provide a new surround and rubber which the 3rd party fitters obvilously won't do.


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