Do you have a cracked, scratched or chipped windshield? You might want to get that fixed as soon as possible; a cracked windshield can be incredibly dangerous, especially when driving at higher speeds. If you get your windshield replaced early enough, you may not require an entire windshield replacement. There are many ways more minor damage can be fixed that are both fast and affordable.
To answer the question, How easy is the process to replace automobile glass, it is not difficult if you know what you are doing. It seems like anyone should be able to take out the windshield and replace it. The problem is that windshields and rear windshields are not just windows. They are actually part of the structural support of the vehicle. There are other issues that complicate the process. Those include embedded antenna, HUD systems, and even defroster strips.