Busting 9 Common Windscreen Repair Myths

Your windscreen is one of the most important features of your vehicle. Many drivers don’t realize exactly how important it is until there is a problem. If your car didn’t have a windscreen, you would be bombarded with insects, the elements, and other fast-moving road debris that usually strike the glass.

When your windscreen does get damaged, it is important that you repair it as soon as possible to maintain the safety of your vehicle. It is also important that these repairs be completed by a professional windscreen and glass company. There is a lot of misinformation roaming around regarding windscreen repair. Below, Best Windscreen has will bust 9 of the most common myths you probably didn’t know were inaccurate.

Windscreen Repair Leads To Higher Insurance Premiums

Many insurance companies will increase premiums following a claim, but windscreen repair is not one of them. Most insurance companies understand that windscreen damage is a typical part of driving on the open road. Fixing a windscreen will also prevent more serious accidents and thus lower the chances of a larger claim.

Windscreen Repair Takes All Day

The majority of windscreen repair companies will accommodate your schedule, Depending on the severity of the damage, they can even come to your location and repair it while you wait.

All Windscreen Repair Companies Are Equal

While all companies may offer repair, they are in no way equal. There are highly trained professionals, and there are fly by night operations that offer questionable service. The third option is, of course, the neighbourhood mechanic who may or may not know what he is doing.

Small Chips or Cracks Can Wait

The last thing you want to do is wait when your windscreen is damaged. Even the smallest crack or chip will expand over time. It is best to fix it while it is small and affordable instead of replacing your entire windscreen down the line.

Only Large Rocks Cause Damage

Big rocks cause big holes, small rocks cause small holes. The speed of the rock striking the glass is what causes damage, not the size.

Driving With a Cracked Windscreen is Okay

In almost every city it is illegal to drive with a cracked windscreen. Aside from being against the law, it is also extremely dangerous. Anything can cause the glass to completely shatter, from a small bump in the road to a minor fender bender.

There Are a Lot of Repair Companies

There may be a lot, but not quite as many as you think Windscreen repair is pretty specialized, and there are only a limited number of qualified and certified professionals in the field.

It is Easy to Repair a Windscreen

The professionals make repairing car glass look easy only because they have been doing it for years. However, it is actually a detailed process that takes time and effort to do correctly.

All Pricing is Standard

There is no standard pricing between repair shops. Best Windscreen offers competitive pricing and great deals for those who don’t have insurance, but don’t expect the same rates at every location.

How We Can Help

If you need windscreen replacement in London, our technicians are only a phone call away. Contact Best Windscreen at 0800 2425 505 to find out more about our rates and services.

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