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Re: SC, What if State Farm Won't Pay? (archive)

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Posted by SC on April 09, 1999 at 10:08:59:

In Reply to: SC, What if State Farm Won't Pay? posted by daniel on April 09, 1999 at 01:21:42:


I got mine done last summer by Sears Imports. I paid myself first, and then I just took the bill to the insurance office (interestingly, State Farm that is) and within a week, the check was in the mail. Initially, I was kinda skeptical that if my insurnace company would really pay for it or not($$$), but Mike Wells, the manager at Sears Imports body shop, assured me that they would, and if they (the insurance company) happened to be hung up on some issues ($$$?), Mike Wells asked me to have the insurance company rep to call him directly and he will explain to them the in-and-out of the BMW windshields vs. PPG glass.

Hope this helps! :-)

: SC,

: I'm in MN too. State Farm has a new central claims processing center (I think run by PPG). They require the work to meet State Farm rates. I had a BMW windshield replaced by Sears Imports a couple of years ago for $700-$800. Sears won't meet State Farm's new rates. Am I stuck with a Harmon Glass replacement, or is there an argument for getting "BMW" labeled glass?

: I'm not so hung up on the BMW label as much as I don't want a shoddily replaced windshield. My old 535i had the rubber(?) moldings disintegrate, and I fear reusing any moldings on the windshield replacement may lead to problems.

: Anyone out there successful in convincing State Farm to ante up for dealer replacement?

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