When you return to your vehicle after a day of having it parked in a city lot, the last thing you want to see is that someone has evidently thrown a rock or brick through the windshield. This damage makes your vehicle undrivable, but you don't need to call a tow truck. Instead, find an auto glass service in the city that offers mobile windshield repair. Upon your call, a technician will be dispatched to your location to install a new windshield in your vehicle. You won't have to wait long for the mobile technician's arrival, but here are some things that you can to do keep busy while you wait.
Find Out If Anything Has Been Stolen
In some cases, a vandal will throw a heavy object through the windshield of a vehicle for no other reason than to cause damage. In other cases, this damage will be caused to gain access to a vehicle to steal something. While you wait, meticulously look through your vehicle to see if anything has been taken. Check in your console, glove compartment, and any other areas to ensure that all your possessions are present. If something has indeed been stolen, you'll want to definitely file a police report.
Remove Any Glass Pieces
While the mobile technician will take care of cleaning up the mess, you can get a head start on this job. This is especially useful if you're in a rush and have already been delayed by the damage. There will be a significant number of small pieces of fragmented glass inside the vehicle, but focus on those outside the vehicle. (The technician will vacuum up those around the car's interior.) Kick away any pieces of glass that are directly in the path of your tires, as this can reduce the risk of getting a flat tire.
Contact The Lot Owner
In some cases, there will be a parking lot employee present on the scene; in other cases, the lot will entirely be automated. Either way, talk to the employee or call the phone number displayed on the sign near the lot entrance to speak to a supervisor. Explain what has happened and ask if there is security camera footage of the incident. This can then be forwarded to the police to aid in their investigation, as well as shared with your insurance provider if you're dealing with the insurance company in getting your windshield replaced.Share