I got an on-line quote from Safelite a while ago out of curiosity since I've read that windshield replacements can go into the thousands of dollars. Safelite quotes vary by zip code. They are the big dog in the US specializing in auto glass replacement..What is the current price going to replace a no-sensor after-market windshield on a CX-5? Any shop and brand preference?
My sensor-equipped windshield still has a big crack on the upper-right corner by a big hail 3 years ago. I haven’t had a chance to replace it and it has no problem to pass annual state inspection anyway. Last time I checked the price for OEM only windshield is approaching $750. May be I should get it done soon as the price is getting higher and higher.
For my 2020 CX-5 Touring which does not have the heads up display but does have rain sensing, if that matters, they quote $490 for the glass + $300 for recalibration of the camera = $790.
The quote for the heads up unit is $1,800 for the glass + $300 recalibration = $2,100.
They claim they can fix up to 3 chips or cracks under 6" if that applies but the quote process only asks about chips. That might be worth investigating with them or somebody else.
The obvious question is whether your insurance covers glass. It's not uncommon for a $0 deductible glass coverage to be rolled into non-collision damage coverage or as a separate line item though perhaps not in a budget coverage. It's worth checking the policy if you have not done so already.