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So Saturday afternoon I decided I'd stop off at my favorite place and go for a MTB ride. I parked at a different spot and didn't think about if it was a potentially shady area. I was heading to my parents', so I had my clothes, some random stuff, and my laptop. They only stole my laptop, which was in a backpack sitting behind one of my seats. Fortunately, they didn't take my wallet, which was sitting in the center console. But, they took the laptop, which has a bunch of investment application forms and my turbotax file from this year, so lots of stuff to steal my identity with.

I gotta get my window replaced. I'm wondering if you think it'll be more or less than my $500 deductible that I have with my insurance. I imagine it will be, but I don't know for sure. I've had to replace windows on my old chevy celebrity wagon when that was broken into, but those were somewhat convenient trips to the junk yard and a few hours of work. Easy to open up and replace. And it wasn't really a question.....My dad didn't want the hit on his insurance.

W/the foz, I live 2 hours from my garage and any tools. And I'm worried about things not being right if I replace the glass alone. Like, maybe the mechanism inside got tweaked. Aside from the window, the window sill is a little scratched up. Otherwise, there appears to be no damage.

I am also wondering if I should go to a dedicated glass place, like safelite, or take it to a suby dealer. I will ask my co-workers if they have any suggestions, but I know a lot of them do their own work because they don't trust many mechanics down here.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.





 

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@AgentH Take it to your insurance carrier. Let them tell you where to have it fixed. The insurance will also cover contents stolen - laptop.

If you haven't already report the breakin and theft to the police where it happened and get a file number on the police report. Insurance will want the police case file number. You have good photos ...
 

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It all depends on your policy of course, but many of them have separate coverage for glass and for collision. Check the fine print.

Breaking into cars at trailheads has become a problem here in New Hampshire as well.

I encrypt the tax records on my computer when I'm not using them.
 
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