Does Your Windscreen Need To Be Repaired Or Replaced?

Any time there is damage to your windscreen such as a chip, crack or scratch it needs to be analyzed immediately. Small damages to your windscreen can result in a loss of visibility for the driver or even have a negative impact on the structural integrity of the vehicle. Getting your windscreen promptly evaluated will help determine if your glass needs a simple repair or a full replacement. The moment you notice damage you should give the professionals here at Best Windscreen a call to handle all your car glass services. Depending on how minor the damage may be, a simple repair may suffice. In more serious cases such as a spider web crack, replacement may be required.

Do You Need Repair or Replacement?

Many types of damage can affect your windscreen, if it is only a minor chip in the glass, then repair is the best option. Every chip has a different level of severity that will determine if it can be repaired or if the windscreen will need to be replaced. If there is a crack on the glass, the best course of action is replacement in all instances. Cracks reduce the structural integrity of the glass and therefore the integrity of the vehicle. Even a small vibration or minor storm can cause the glass to fracture and harm you or your passengers.

What Determines The Need For Chip Repair?

A chip that doesn’t go through to the inside of the car most often can be successfully repaired. Chips that don’t pass the first layer of the windscreen can also be repaired. If you have a chip in the glass that has already started to spread, repair may not be possible. Fixing a chip on your windscreen is an affordable and efficient process. A professional glass company such as Best Windscreen can meet you at your location for the repair, or you can bring your car into the shop for a quick fix.

Chips that are not located in the driver’s line of sight are eligible for repair as are chips that are the size of a coin or smaller. Chips located at least seven centimeters away from the edge of the windscreen can also be repaired with resin. Chips that are closer than seven centimeters and those that are larger than a coin can’t be repaired, and your windscreen will need to be replaced.

Call the Experts

Anytime your windscreen is damaged you should give the professionals a call as soon as possible. Driving with a damaged windscreen can cause the chips to turn into cracks or worse. Not only is this dangerous for you and your passengers, but it may result in the need for a costly windscreen replacement. When you identify and fix chips in your windscreen early, not only will you save money on the repair cost, but you will help keep everyone safe while on the road. If you are interested in finding out more about our rates for our London windscreen repair or our London windscreen replacement, give us a call at 0800 2425 505 now.

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