Thursday, April 8, 2010
The seal around the windshield in our minivan worked loose. My husband could tell something was wrong when he heard a loud whooshing sound as he was driving. Then he saw the rubber gasket flapping around the window. He got home in time, before it completely came out. He tried to squeeze it back in, but it wouldn’t stay put. So… he parked the van in the driveway, and that’s where it’s sat, for the past couple weeks. Due to his busy work schedule, he couldn’t take it in to be fixed last week. And then because of the holiday weekend, the shop was closed. An appointment has been made for the coming weekend, so hopefully it works out. Instead of taking it to the car dealer… who wanted an arm and a leg to even LOOK at it…. he’s decided to take it to an auto glass place to be repaired. They told my husband on the phone… that to FIX the seal, they’ll probably have to replace it… which means taking the windshield out. And… they WARNED him… the windshield MIGHT break, when they do this. Which means… we’ll have to PAY for a brand NEW windshield. Guess that’s how they make their money… REPLACING WINDSHIELDS, not seals. Don't think our auto insurance will cover it? We have a $200-300 deductible. Oh well, it‘s always something… money in, money out. Good thing we have a spare vehicle to drive, or this would be a bigger deal, than it already is.