Having a damaged windshield is never fun. You almost certainly don't want to have to deal with the hassle of having a new one installed. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be the hassle that you're imagining. Instead of taking your vehicle to an ordinary auto glass shop, consider looking for one that will have the repair technician come to you. Some of the advantages of using this option can be found below.
Dealing with an auto glass replacement in the traditional way can take a lot of time to accomplish. You'd have to drive your vehicle to the location, leave it there for several hours, and then figure out how to get back there to pick it up once the work has been completed. Depending on where the shop is located, the whole process could wind up wasting most of your day. Thankfully, with mobile windshield replacement, the whole process takes a fraction of that time. The mobile company will make an appointment with you so that you'll know when they'll be arriving. Then they'll replace your windshield quickly, typically in under an hour, and you'll be able to drive your vehicle again not long after.
A standard auto glass replacement shop has a significant amount of overhead costs that are passed on to you, the customer, which causes the price of a replacement to go up. With a company that provides mobile windshield replacement, they can make do with a smaller location while being able to hire more technicians to do the work and expand their business. What this means is that, even factoring in the cost of any travel expenses that might get added to the windshield costs, it's going to be cheaper for you to have your windshield replaced at your home than it would be at a standard shop.
Unless you live right next to an auto glass shop, figuring out how you're going to get to and from the location can be an adventure in and of itself. Maybe there are no viable public transport options, you can't find any friends or family to drive you there and back, or the cost of hiring a taxi is prohibitively high. Thankfully, none of this is a concern with mobile windshield replacement. The only logistics you'll need to figure out is setting up an appointment at a time and location that is most convenient for you.