I have a 2020 Volvo XC60. It looks like I have around $7k in equity. The car is in great shape except for a 1-2" crack in the windshield.
I wish I had had my insurance cover this, but chose not to because I had paid for the warranty that covers $8k of damage and thought “why bother / risk my rates going up”. Wish I had done it when I had the chance.
Should I fix the windshield before I turn it in? Does it matter if I use a lower cost service to replace it vs Volvo?
Thanks in advance.
Call them but on my VW a broken windshield was $400 turned in
If you paid for excess wear and tear and you’re going to ground the lease, I wouldn’t fix it.
Your only option to cash out the equity are to buy it yourself and sell to a third-party, or trade it on another Volvo. What’s your plan there?
Do you know if the crack is fixable, or does it need a windshield?
I didn’t word this well. I’m thinking of selling it to Carvana and wondering if I should fix the windshield before selling it to them. Looking at having around $7k in upside.
Did you disclose the issue when requesting the quote?
I would at least get an estimate from Safelite to see if it’s fixable or if it needs a windshield.
How recent is the buyout quote?
If it was November I would tell you not to worry about it. The used car market is getting soft(er) and the third parties have a lot of inventory. Not to say that they don’t want your car, but they don’t need it like they did three months ago.
Check the cash price of the cheapest local place. Trade in / dealers only look for cracks, they dont look for the brand of windshield.
Check your insurance for coverage (some states have no deductible windshield coverage)
Buy a self-repair kit on amazon. 1-2" might not be repairable but I was able to get out of a $1500+ windshield on a tesla where multiple places said “too close to edge” but a $20 amazon windshield repair kit completely made the chip disappear.
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