Finding it hard to get a good price on your F250 Super Duty windshield replacement? You are not the only one. Most people are not aware that there are options. Yes there are options that will work and save you money. Most Ford F250 Super Duty windshields from 2003 to 2007 have “SUPER DUTY” in the windshield above the rear view mirror. This is also called a third visor. This logo on the windshield can only be purchased from “Carlight”. Carlight makes auto glass for Ford. So if you want the “Super Duty” logo, Ford is making money on you. The part number for the logo windshield is DW1522. Retail price for this windshield is $505.15 as per Nags price Jan 10, 2011.
Now what most auto glass shops will not tell you or may not be aware of, there are two other options for your F250 Super Duty windshield replacement. First option is a aftermarket windshield with a third visor with out “Super Duty” above the rear view mirror. What is good about this windshield you are still getting a sunshade over the rear view mirror making it easier on the eyes looking in to the mirror. The part number for this windshield is DW1537. Retail price for this windshield is $224.50 as per Nags price Jan 10, 2011.
Looking to stay with “Carlight” auto glass for your F250 Heavy Duty but want to save money. Take a look at this. Ford has a windshield with out a log or third visor. The part number is DW1505. This windshield can be ordered with a blue tint across the top. This will replace the third visor and save you money. Retail price for this windshield is $227.40 as per Nags price Jan 10, 2011. That is a savings of $277.75 if you use part number DW1505 instead of DW1522.
Always take the time to call around. Not all shops offer the same service and take short cuts to save time and money for them self’s. Ask how long it will take to do the replacement. If they tell you 15 or 20 minutes most likely they are taking short cuts that will cost you more money down the road. To properly replace your windshield the windshield wipers need to be removed and the cowling below the windshield needs to be removed. This all takes time but assures that you will not have water or air leaks.