Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Edison, New Jersey
Vehicle: 98 SLK230
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Hello all! I'm at my wits' end with this issue. About two months ago someone broke into my car. Whoever this thief was decided to make it as difficult and expensive as possible for me to replace the glass that was broken to get into my car by choosing the rear windshield. So far I've been doing okay by simply putting clear tape on the windshield area and praying to anything and everything that I can find someone to fix this problem. The rear windshield of my 98 SLK 230 has been smashed and I've been doing a lot of calling and googling and I haven't been able to find someone that is able to replace the rear windshield of my car. Whenever I call a company they ask the usual questions:
"What is the year/make/model of your car?"
"Which piece of glass was broken?"
It goes smooth until they ask, or I tell them, this:
"My car, the 98 SLK 230, is a hard-top convertible. The top comes down and folds into the trunk, but it has not affect on the glass of itself. To clarify, I do not need the entire top replaced. I only need the rear windshield GLASS replaced."
From there regardless of what it says on their website they hit me with, "Sorry, we don't do work on convertibles."
This has me extremely annoyed and tired of all this back and forth. I've actually gotten quotes from places for replacing the rear windshield of my car, like real quotes sent to my email, but after doing some shopping and calling them back they backpedal and say they don't do work like this. The reason why I'm making this post now is because it recently dawned on me that winter is approaching and I need to get this issue solved before winter is here!
My question for those that are here reading this post is this: Does anyone know of a glass replacement shop in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania that can do this work on my car?
I'm fairly certain I've called all if not the majority of shops within two hours of me, but due to this recent epiphany I'll have to restart from the beginning and see this through to the end.
98 SLK 230 rear windshield is broken, do you know of any glass replacement shop in NJ, NY, or PA that can replace it before the winter hits?