April is here and my car registration is due. I’ve had my rock chips repaired but one little guy went unnoticed and spread the month before registration. Not such a worry since insurance will cover a windshield. I called to discover that my deductible for glass was set to $500 and I would have to pay $299 out of pocket. I was not expecting that at all. I talked to my agent and he told me to call around to find a lower price. Most places were averaging between $150-$170.
Driving up the hill on 40th I always see this auto body shop that offers discounts for Weber State students so with hope I stopped to ask if they thought my windshield would pass. The guy said no way, but said he would make a call. He found a guy to do the windshield for $130. I felt better about that and appreciated AA Auto Glass and Liberty Auto’s help.
I called my Allstate agent so he could let me know how much more I would have to pay to lower my deductible. It was only $8 more a month, but wouldn’t cover my windshield since it cracked before the policy change…as far as I’m aware how do they know when my windshield cracked. I inquired that if a new crack were to spread tomorrow would it be covered then? I got a ridiculous negative!
By now I was getting my finances together to pay $130 for a windshield. I’ve heard my boss talk about her 2004 vehicle’s registration and I know she said she was only required to do either the emissions or inspection but I couldn’t remember which. I know I probably annoyed her because I asked her like three times to reassure myself that I heard her correctly. I could have sworn my card said both. She advised me to look it up online. I did and sure enough 2004’s only need emissions. I went out to my car to check the card which lists both, but right there in red next to safety inspection is says “not required.” I could have saved myself a lot of worry if I would have just read the card instead of glancing and assuming. Thanks to Jose my card also read that I owe $138,000 for my registration. He reminds me of those kids that turn their F’s into A’s.