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Angry WindShield / WindScreen Fracture

I have a 2010 Works that is a joy to drive.

Woke up this morning and there is a crack in the shape of a seagull's wings all across the windscreen at the driver's eye level.

The nearest dealer is 200 miles away, and customer service at 866-ASK-MINI stated that it would need to be driven to a dealer for an evaluation. I asked if I could take it to the BMW dealer in town and they denied my request.

I guess I would be OK with driving that distance to have it repaired, however, what if they give me the run-around. It would be a looong drive home. Looking for some help on what I should do next.

Thanks in advance!
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If you take it to a dealer and it doesn't pass the pen test, you'll be looking at paying inflated labor rates to replace the windshield. Perhaps you should go to an independent glass place to get their opinion on what caused the crack (stress versus road debris).

Does your insurance cover windshield replacement?
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Insurance has a $500 deductible but were willing to give a discount on a new glass.

Interestingly enough another problem arose last night. The coolant fan ran after turning off the car and completely ran down the battery. Put some coolant in and jumped the car to get home.

Called the local dealer she was purchased from and they are coming to get her tomorrow.

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