Choice Auto Glass-Minot’s Best Glass Repair

Front Winshield Replaced
Front view of Windshield repaired

So, I woke up the other day and found the front windshield of my 2005 Blue Jeep Wrangler cracked, it had a 10″ crack running along the bottom of the glass. Now, I never replaced this windshield it was still OEM and I have to say that 13 years is more than enough usage out of a windshield.

Now, I knew that I had to replace it and living in Minot, ND I knew that certain places do repair and or replace the windshield. So, I went to my golden rule of never purchasing online or otherwise unless you call or visit 5 different places and check out the reviews before making a purchase.

Rear view
Side view of windshield

I then proceeded to make my calls, starting with the most popular ones and working my myself down the list. I called one place and put on hold and then they quoted me $325.00 for the replacement and immediately wanted me to book an appointment.

The second place I called that was a local business in Minot they did not answer the phone, the third place I called, they quoted a price of $275.00 for the repair the price was better but still too high. The fourth place I called was not in business any longer and their phone was not in service.

This was not good and I hoped that someone could provide a great service at a great price. Now, the 5th place I called was Choice Auto Glass a local owned and operated glass replacement shop. They quoted me a price of $215.00 complete with guarantee.

Well, I booked the appointment and today I went and got my glass replaced. I mean the service was fantastic, the staff was courteous and professional. They told me that it would take 2 hours and I was out of there in 90 minutes flat. There all certified technicians with years of experience and expertise in the glass replacement business. I felt that they cared about my needs and exceeded all of them. I recommend this shop to anyone in need of any windshield repair for their vehicles, I will post this to all of my social media friends.

Front side open
Front view of new windshield

Now, that there are more popular places to get your windshield replaced in Minot ND, but you should find out who makes the glass and whether it is made in the USA. And yes, other countries make glass that is of lesser quality which is bought at wholesale by glass shops that produce unwanted problems on the road later on for you. First, find out or ask the technician who makes the glass and if it has a guarantee for any period, what you might find out is that some top popular places buy their glass from overseas vendors to increase their profits.

The glass that Choice Auto Glass used on my vehicle is PGW Glass and it is an American Company that makes glass windshields for a long time. You check them out here.

In closing, I called 5 different places and ended up choosing the on that fit me the best. A local owned company made up of  trained technicians who will work with you to give you an outstanding experience. They were friendly, knowledgeable, professional and did not over charge me for services rendered. Choice Auto Glass.

Thank You,


18 thoughts on “Choice Auto Glass-Minot’s Best Glass Repair

  1. Clay Westfall September 11, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    It funny that I can across your website. A few months ago I was traveling from Seattle and I hit a deer coming through North Dakota, not too far out of Minot. I went through town trying to find a windshield place, but the one place I found seemed unprofessional. I will defiantly remember Choice Auto Glass for my next trip through there. Thanks for the info…


    • admin September 11, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks for the comment I had a great experience at Choice Auto Glass they are a very professional business run by very knowledgeable technicians. If you come through Minot again it is definitely worth checking out because they did not disappoint me and met all my expectations ahead of schedule.Thanks,JesusB


  2. Salvatore V Jenkins Jr. September 15, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    I definitely agree with your golden rule but the rest of the world doesn’t and I think more shopping happens online than in person!

    Glad you found a reputable Auto Glass repair shop and your persistence proves that if you shop around you can find the best price.

    I’m left with one question: How is the glass holding up Any issues?


    • admin September 15, 2018 / 4:59 pm

      I really appreciate  the read I am so glad I found this place they were awesome, and I have had no issues with the new glass it is working flawlessly.Thank you,JesusB 


  3. Francesco September 21, 2018 / 2:32 am

    Great job getting a custom logo! Important for branding and standing out as an authority site, which is the goal for all of us so we can get the traffic we want, right? 🙂

    Your content looks good.

    On first glance, and I’m not a visual design person so I could be wrong, I can see a lot of colors going on that seem to clash with the photo, maybe you wanna stick to just 2-3 colors that go well together?

    Other than that, keep writing about your passion and you’ll get those sales!


    • admin September 21, 2018 / 2:59 pm

      Thanks for the complement I made up that logo and now I use it on everything that has to do with my website. I will look at my website and make some changes on the color scheme. Thank you for the comment I wish you luck also.JesusB


  4. Glen October 5, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    I am happy to read a story about buying from a local vendor instead of buying a product online. I could not believe windshields are available on Amazon! I expect that youtube has videos for replacing windshields. They do when I checked. I liked the idea that you checked around for prices and installation. As you pointed out, it is important to understand the source of the material (windshield). Because many times that may indicate the quality of the material. Plus, it helps to know what a buyer gets for his money. Low quality may be ok in some circumstances. But that decision belongs to the buyer/user, not the company selling the product.


    • JesusB October 8, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Glen, I am so glad that you enjoyed reading my review about Choice Auto Glass, I really enjoyed writing this review because of the incredible service that I received from them. You are right most people just go with the name brand advertised glass repair places and not even think about where the glass is even coming from. It is always good to save money but be sure that you are actually getting a good deal and supporting the local business is always a great thing.Thanks for the read,JesusB


  5. Lauren Kinghorn October 7, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Hi JesusB, oh, wow, I love your golden rule of not purchasing until you’ve researched 5 different suppliers. And how fitting (excuse the pun) that it was your 5th call that landed you the best deal and such great service.  Thanks for sharing. (I love the way you write by the way, so relatable).


    • JesusB October 8, 2018 / 9:40 pm

      Lauren, I have been following this golden rule of shopping for most of my life and it has kept me from impulse buying on more than one occasion. I believe I was a little lucky in finding this glass place, the service was great and the techs were very helpful. And thank you for the compliment on my writing style I really appreciate it and I wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.Thanks for the comment,JesusB


  6. Chris October 10, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    I know the feeling about waking up and finding a crack across the windshield of your car – it’s actually happened to me twice now. The worst thing about it is that it happened for the exact same reason – re-tarmacked rural roads. Okay, so I live outside of town…but the road situation is a nightmare when they improve/re-tarmack it. You hear a little snap sound as a chipping hits the windshield but there is no real damage…Until the pressure of the window kicks in and 24 hours later you’ve got a crack. $215.00 for a replacement sounds like an excellent deal – I was paying more near the $300 on both occasions. You say they were offering a guarantee – what exactly was this offer and how long did it last for?


    • JesusB October 10, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Chris, Yes, the feeling is really a horrible when you wake up and are about to go to work and find a long crack in the windshield knowing that this will take time to fix. And they offer a guarantee against all installation, so they will fix anything that goes wrong with the glass as far as installation for a year. I mean they will not give you a new glass if a rock hits the windshield when driving down the road. But they do a great job and give you the best price at the time.Thanks for the comment,JesusB 


  7. Emmanuel Buysse October 10, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    Great article and thanks for recommending this shop!I don’t live close to there, however, I have friends living close where the shop is, and everybody has a car.And for what I know, some are complaining a few years about a crack (some big and some small) in their windshield, but the price is too high to change/repair.Come on, $315 or more is way to much for it.I will send them this site so they can go as well for a good price!Thanks for sharing this with us!


    • JesusB October 10, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Emmanuel, Thanks for the compliment on my post, I am so happy to hear that you will be recommending them to your friends I know that they will receive great service and get a fair price. It is always nice to hear people helping people when it comes to saving money and supporting the local shop.Thanks, I appreciate it.JesusB


  8. kaeyoes October 10, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    That is great!  I’m so glad that you found the place that would give you the best service!  And that it was close to where you live is even better!  Locally available services are great to have around, and so much more convenient 🙂  Gosh, that’s awesome keeping your windshield for 13 years, especially in an area like where you live with the deer and the rocks…


    • JesusB October 10, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      I am also so glad that I was able to find such a great place at great rates. The techs were very informed and professional and gave me a fair price for a job well done. I am also very happy that I was able to find a local business because then you can give the little guy a chance to succeed. Thanks for the comment,JesusB


  9. Nicki V October 10, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Yikes! i’m really sorry to hear that your windshield cracked.  That’s always a worry of mine when driving on the highway that a rock is going to come flying off a transport truck and smash into my window.  It’s interesting to see that you went and got so many different quotes.  I think I probably would have just went to the local auto glass repair shop and got it fixed because I wouldn’t even think about shopping around – only getting it fixed.  If I’m ever in the same spot, I will definitely shop around.  Glad you got it fixed for a decent price!


    • JesusB October 10, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Nicki, Thanks for the concern, this is not the first time that I have had a cracked windshield and I have ripped off in the past due to me not being educated on the subject. So, from that point on I always check out all available business available near me. And I am also glad that I was able to fix it at a descent price with great service.Thanks for the comment,JesusB


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