MINI – Windshield Replacement and Auto Glass Repair

Written by Jacqueline

Iconic blue Mini Cooper, vintage car

Are you one of the few remaining and loyal MINI car owners? Do you look for a windshield replacement? A person who owns a MINI vehicle has his hand on an iconic piece of colorful automotive design.

We at US Auto Glass are very fond of this masterpiece. This blog post will remind you of the numerous reasons you purchased a MINI in the first place.

As leading auto glass experts, we will give you new insights into any windshield issues your vehicle can encounter.


The MINI time machine

The MINI car is an iconic example of British automobile design history that began in the year 1959. The British Motor Corporation (BMC) introduced a new MINI model for their two brands: Austin and Morris (e.g., Morris Mini Minor and Austin Mini).

They arose out of necessity to meet the needs of fuel-efficient vehicles because of skyrocketing gas prices.

Many car manufacturers view this car as an icon of the 1960s, and the unique design has influenced several generations. The essential aspect of the MINI cars is how they incorporated and designed the space-saving front-wheel-drive layout.

By first and foremost shrinking the wheels, and punishing them outwards, followed by another genius move: reversing the engine and stacking it on top of the gearbox. This concept was the result of innovative thinking for the time by their chief engineer Sir Alec Issigonis.

The two doors were so thin in the back of the days that they only could manage to install sliding windows into the car.

Old iconic Mini Cooper, summer outside

Development of Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper and Cooper “S” release resulted from the collaboration with the legendary racing star John Cooper. They transformed MINI into a sportier version that became successful as a rally car, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 to 1967.

This racing success helped them as they managed to produce 1 million vehicles by 1965. The new MINI Cooper model became a sports car that was affordable for everyone.

Furthermore, the MINI was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation in December 1999. Many have been fascinated by the car in the movie “The Italian Job.” It was transforming the vehicle into an object of fascination in popular culture.

The sales saw a positive impact when the first movie was released in 1969 and remade in 2003. The timing could not be better, as it occurred just one year after the brand’s reintroduction to the American market in 2002.

The MINI fleet and windshield replacement

A strong brand identity has served MINI well iIn general, the small-car segment is under pressure in America these days. A strong brand identity has served MINI well in becoming a premium small-car brand. You are probably familiar with their slogan:

Is It Love?
You Don’t Need A Big One to Be Happy.
Small Wins.

Red Mini Countryman on the street

We at US Auto Glass have a deep love for all cars. Therefore, we prioritize a specialized and professional workforce to ensure quality replacement of the windshield for your MINI.

A service we offer to you at an affordable and market-driven price. Below, we have listed the MINI models we can accommodate.

Our attentive and competent team will be happy to take care of you and answer any questions you may have about replacing a windshield for your MINI vehicle.

The use of our licensed and well-trained technicians takes away the mental stress you would have if you used the services of a cheap replacement.

When it comes to expertise and experience – which are crucial elements for a safe and reliable replacement or repair of your windshield– no one can surpass our reputation at US Auto Glass.

Why entrust US Auto Glass?

We can provide you with expertise and reliable guidance. We always aim to provide you with a practical and safety-tested auto glass replacement for your vehicle. We ensure that your auto glass gets exchanged professionally. Our range goes from the classic Cooper to the cool Countryman.

Highly skilled in windshield replacement for all Mini models

We can assure you of professional auto glass service for your beloved MINI with our many years of expertise. We are proud to say that we are the only provider of online car glass offers and premium booking services in the USA.

Manufacturers equip modern vehicles with innovative technology that supports driving aids, such as cameras and sensors. Other essential functions like a heads-up display project important information directly into your field of vision.

These include speed, navigation instructions, and other data such as phone and conversation details.

Rain warning apps and assisted parking are just a few of the latest features that make the Mini-Cooper the iconic vehicle it has become today.

And with so many finely tuned features, you want to be sure that all repairs get managed by professionals and practitioners who know every inch of your beloved car.

Iconic blue Mini Cooper, vintage car

So, what are the necessary steps?

  1. You order online via our website for a windshield replacement.
  2. We receive the message and make the appropriate and quick booking for a date and time that suits you.
  3. Our technician will then come to your address with the materials provided. Then they replace the broken windshield or glass materials with the new and essential elements.
  4. We drive away from your place of residence with the old windshield and dispose of it. We will then send you an electronic invoice, very simple and time-efficient.

What is included in the price?

  • We offer a mobile service to deliver and finish everything at your address. No more wasted time due to trips and waiting times in a workshop or stressful deliveries/pick-ups.
  • We only work with certified and brand-new windshields in OEM quality and with E-approval. Made from high-quality materials under professional supervision.
  • We take care of all clean-up and disposal work that your windshield replacement requires. No more after-service clean-up for you!
  • We transfer all mirrors and electronic parking aids to the new windshield at no additional cost.
Red Mini under tree, fall outside

When should I replace the windshield?

There are several scenarios where you need to replace the windshield of your MINI car model as soon as possible:

  • If the windshield has cracks on its surface.
  • The windshield has become badly chipped that a simple repair by gluing is no longer possible.
  • When scratches occur due to normal wear and tear.
  • Damage or breakage after an accident.

Why is this important?

If your MINI has signs of a cracked windshield, it’s important to have it inspected and repaired as soon as possible, as the cracks can spread quickly at any time.

We offer you a standard consultation check to inspect your windshield to see if we can provide you with a professional repair. And we check to see how urgently you need to replace the windshield.

Kindly bear in mind that there is no flat-rate estimate for replacing windshields. The price can vary greatly depending on which model, year, and key feature your MINI has installed. In the section here, we have made a price estimation for the different models.

The cost of a MINI windshield replacement

When determining the repair cost for your MINI car, we need to evaluate the extent of the damage. From this, we can deduce whether you need a complete glass replacement or whether a simple repair would be sufficient.

MINI Cooper:

Note that the price of replacing a Mini-Cooper windshield depends heavily on the technology and features related to the windshield. For instance, a Mini Cooper windshield cost between $248 – $416, with an average price of $332.

A side window replacement for a Cooper costs about $200.

You can book the replacement of the windshield for your Mini-Cooper through our mobile and online services so that you can relax.

Mini Cooper on Idaho road

Does my car insurance cover the cost of replacing my windshield?

Some car insurance policies cover the extensive cost of repairing a windshield, although some policies have a deductible of $100 to $300 for each replacement. If your plan has a deductible on replacement, your car insurance will cover these costs.

Not all car insurance companies cover the total cost of repairing or replacing the windshield. You should contact your specific car insurance company to know exactly what is covered and what your windshield repair insurance does not cover.

View through MINI side window

Side window replacement for your MINI

The side windows of the MINI are very susceptible to damage. They can quickly disintegrate and shatter into sharp shards of glass, typically resulting from ignoring the side of the window after the damage is visible.

If you have insurance and need a side window replacement to ensure your protection while driving, be sure to contact your insurance dealer to make sure you don’t spend more than you need to in such a case. Some glass repair companies in the US are out to deprive you of your hard-earned cash using various underhanded methods.

We ensure that replacing the side window for your MINI is carried out professionally to ensure your safety and that of your passengers. With our easy-to-use instant online auto glass quotation and booking system, you can book any Side Window auto glass directly on our website.

How long will it take to replace my auto glass?

After you have used our mobile booking service, we will arrive at the address you have provided between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm. You will receive a call from us at least 30 minutes before our arrival.

Our professionals usually need about an hour – usually less – to carry out the auto glass replacement. Please note that the vehicle must sit for at least 30 minutes after the glass replacement. If you take the car to a US Auto Glass Administration Center, we should do the glass replacement the same day. We will call you to pick up the car when it is ready – no later than 5 pm, but probably earlier.

Does US Auto Glass use original glass for my Mini windshield replacement?

All our glass comes from the appropriate manufacturers who supply the original car factories with glass. Therefore, our replacement glasses meet all original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requirements. The only difference in regarding the glass we use is that it does not bear the car brand’s trademark. You get the same high-quality glass using our service, as in the originally approved car repair shop, and not a cheap imitation.

What do you need from me for a car window replacement?

We always carry out several parts checks before our technician leaves to install the new glass. However, to be 100% sure, please carefully follow the guidelines on the online form to ensure that we arrive with the right type of glass and shape. Regardless if you own a Mini Cooper, Countryman, Clubman, or Paceman. Unsure? Call us any time.

Are your rates all-inclusive?

We are happy to say – yes! We will never surprise you with hidden or additional costs when you order a glass exchange from us.

The estimate you will receive for repairing or replacing your Mini windshield is the price you will pay.

Please note that we will call you to inform you about a pricing error on the website in the event of a pricing error.

You can then choose to accept or cancel the new offer without incurring a fee.

Where can I replace my car’s glass?

You have the choice of taking your vehicle to one of our nationwide centers or using our free mobile service instead.

Our mobile service is available all year round. We are happy to go to any place on the mainland or that can be reached via a bridge.

Please note that we 
have to have sufficient coverage over the vehicle in case of possible rainfall, as we cannot successfully install new auto glass in wet conditions.

So, wait, you can’t replace my car’s glass in any weather?

Unfortunately, NO. The auto glass must be completely dry when subjected to the replacement process. But just because it’s raining doesn’t mean all hope is lost.

We can perform most auto glass fittings as long as there is a protected area where the technician can make the replacement.

You must not have it exposed to water or moisture in the affected areas for at least 30 minutes after our specialist has finished his work.

Yellow Mini Cooper on a field, beautiful summer view

I’m still a little confused about how to replace my Mini windshield with insurance…

Do you have insurance that covers glass damage in whole or in part? Don’t worry! Feel free to book an appointment with us.

We will help you apply for the necessary insurance coverage from your insurance company. Read your insurance policy thoroughly if you’re still unsure if your insurance will pay for your auto glass. Or contact them directly and ask with our name as a reference.

And if your insurance doesn’t cover the damage? We can still discuss the different ways we can help you in your situation.

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Published on: October 21, 2021


Meet Jacqueline, the newest member of our Sales and Operations team. With a deep passion for British-made vehicles, Jacqueline brings a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise to our team. Her commitment to the automotive industry and love for the iconic cars make her an invaluable asset to our operations.

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