Car insurance: rush is expected on broken glass

The drastic reduction in global glass production capacity due to Covid-19, the high cost of restarting production units and skyrocketing energy prices, a significant part of the cost of silica (SiO2) transformation, are causing the price of glass on the international market to explode.

According to Tarik EL Khaiter, technical legal expert for the automotive industry, director of the expertise company Amghar, “this increase will have an impact on the price of car windows and consequently we will witness an influx in the coming days. subscribers to the glass breakage guarantee of car insurance companies”. Because , he says, “the repair in the event of a claim will be a good deal.” Remember that glass can shatter after an act of vandalism, a collision or the projection of rocks.

In relation to this, car insurance offers the glass breakage guarantee to protect the subscriber from these risks. Unlike theft and fire, the glass breakage warranty is not always a main warranty. It can be an optional guarantee that the subscriber pays in addition, according to his needs. It is valid for all the glazed parts of the vehicle, namely the windscreen, side windows, rear window, sunroof, mirrors, bulbs and headlights.

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