Driving with a cracked windscreen not only impairs your vision, it’s dangerous, and depending on the extent and position of the crack, your vehicle could fail its MOT or you could receive a motoring offence if you’re pulled over.
If your vehicle windscreen has suffered impact or stone damage, we will assess the damage and give you expert advice on the best solution for your vehicle. Where a repair is viable, we’ll repair it.
In some cases, a replacement is essential and you will need a complete replacement windscreen.
As mentioned above, in some cases a repair isn’t possible or advisable. Let’s look at 4 reasons why your windscreen glass may need to be replaced, rather than repaired.
In some cases, an old stone chip can become contaminated with road dirt, rain water, etc., meaning a clean and professional repair is unable to be carried out.
Please refer to the guide above which shows the sizes of repairable chips dependent on their position.
If the chip is too close to the edge of the windscreen, directly in front of the driver’s view, or covering a sensor or camera, then a replacement is recommended.
In any of these cases, our technician will advise you and be prepared to carry out a replacement right away.
In most cases, a cracked windscreen is caused by stone damage and is unavoidable, but there are some situations you can avoid. Our technicians are highly trained using the Esprit repair system with its resins and materials. A repair usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete, will restore the glass strength, and make your windscreen look almost as good as new.
When the whether turns cold, avoid pouring hot or boiling water on your window glass to de-ice your vehicle as sudden temperature changes can crack glass.
It’s important to spot chips and cracks early. At the first signs of a chip or crack, get it inspected and repaired by an expert.
We will take care of the replacement for you and in many cases, we can deal directly with your insurance or fleet company, saving you time.
Our technicians are highly trained in using the latest technology and equipment to NVQ level 2/3 standards.
All our vans are fully equipped and well stocked to carry out quality replacements on site.
You don’t need to wait in for us to come out to complete an assessment. In most cases, you can send us a photograph and provide some basic measurements. A full pre-inspection will be carried out on our visit to double check whether a repair or replacement is the right solution.
Ben from A1 Autoglaze will call you back to confirm your vehicle details, give you a price and arrange an expert windscreen replacement.