The first thing that probably pops into one’s head at the mention of Safelite, the auto glass and claims management company, is its familiar jingle: “Safelite repair, Safelite replace.”

One probably even hums it while reading those words.

The Ohio-based company, founded in 1947, built its reputation as the company that dispatches a truck and a friendly face to wherever there’s a car with a broken windshield so that it can be fixed on the spot. In most cases, that happens without the consumer having to pay a dime, since windshield repair and replacement is covered fully by most insurance policies. Safelite processes those glass-related claims for eight of the top 10 insurers nationwide, and is paid by those insurers once a repair has been made.

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