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I suggest yo buy glass replacement insurance for your Kia EV. Just got mine replaced to the tune of $1,000.
 

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I thought insurance is supposed to cover front windshield replacement? Or is that on top of replacing the glass to align sensors or what not?
 

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Most people do have insurance coverage for windshields, and it should include any sensor alignment requirements.
 

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I was used to $3-400 for a windshield. Insurance was a push at that price. Now I know better.
 

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Had my 2017 Niro windshield replaced 3 yrs ago and it was close to same amount, $963.
Most policies with comprehensive fire, theft, collision, etc. have coverage after the dedictible you sign up is applied usually in increments of $500 starting with $0.
 

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Most policies with comprehensive fire, theft, collision, etc. have coverage after the dedictible you sign up is applied usually in increments of $500 starting with $0.
My carrier has separate windshield add-on. Need to check price now that I have new windshield.
 

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I just got this email today and am glad I did. My windshield was cracked recently and I have been waiting for the supplier recommended by the insurance for a month to get the replacement. They contacted me saying they have one by Pilkington but that it has an "extra accessory". My 2018 Niro HEV is still under warranty and this concerns me. I contacted the insurance and told them I would not agree to this fix if it affects my warranty. I'm glad the comments mention alignment of sensors which is something I had not thought of. I live in Mexico and I tried to get a quote from a Kia Dealership in Texas but since it is a "Mexican" VIN, they wouldn't do it. The reason I purchase vehicles that are sold both in Mexico and the USA are to have a greater choice of spare parts. So I guess I might not purchase a Kia again.
 

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I live in Mexico and I tried to get a quote from a Kia Dealership in Texas but since it is a "Mexican" VIN, they wouldn't do it. The reason I purchase vehicles that are sold both in Mexico and the USA are to have a greater choice of spare parts. So I guess I might not purchase a Kia again.
That's going to happen with many, if not all brands. The dealers likely have an agreement with the manufacturer to only repair vehicles sold in their country. There could be legal reasons they can't as well. But that doesn't mean you can't buy parts from a US dealer, if that's where you can find them and the price is better. You don't have to provide a VIN to purchase most parts.
 
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