The 2023 AmTrust Extended Auto Warranty Report shows that supply chain issues surrounding auto glass and the increasing sophistication of windshield technology drove up the average cost of windshield repair and replacement for car owners in the United States in 2022.
The report was released last week by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a supplier of automobile warranties. In an analysis of their warranty portfolio, AmTrust Warranty and Specialty Risk, a division of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., showed an average of $760 to repair or replace a windshield in 2022. That figure is 8% higher than the previous year.
“Supply chain issues for OEM and aftermarket auto glass have increased the cost of replacing windshields. At the same time, replacing windshields with high-tech features such as rain sensors and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is making the process more difficult and time-consuming for the repair-or-replace industry,” said Bruce Saulnier, president of AmTrust Warranty & Specialty Risk. “As a result, we’re now seeing an average claim that is significantly higher than the typical national averages of $300 to $500* to repair or replace a windshield in the U.S.”