Windscreens are tough! So you’re probably thinking that windscreen replacement mustn’t be all that common. But it is! Even though they are made from thick laminated glass, windscreens aren’t invincible. Chances are you’ve found this out the hard way! Rocks, sticks, car accidents – they can all cause serious damage to your windscreen. Even sudden temperature changes can leave a nasty crack! So what do you do now? First of all, don’t panic! Windscreen replacement isn’t hard: here’s what to do!
If you need a windscreen replacement, you probably shouldn’t be driving your car!
First thing first: it’s time to take your car off the road. If your windscreen is damaged badly enough that it needs replacing, then driving it isn’t a good idea. First of all, chips and cracks can seriously limit your visibility. And driving with bad visibility is a recipe for disaster. You could miss traffic lights, cars, or even pedestrians – it just isn’t worth the risk! But what if it’s just a minor crack on the passenger side? Surely that is still driveable? Well, not necessarily. If your windscreen is cracked or chipped, then its strength is compromised. What if something strikes your windscreen? You have to think about your own safety. It’s best to call a windscreen replacement specialist and ask them for an opinion.
Thinking about a DIY windscreen replacement? Think again!
So you’ve read some online articles, done your research and decided to go the DIY direction. What could go wrong? Well, there’s actually quite a bit! Windscreen replacement might seem simple, but it can be tricky. It also requires some pretty specialist equipment! Without the right equipment, lifting a heavy windscreen into place and setting it correctly will be almost impossible. Worse still, it can compromise the strength of your windscreen, and potentially void certain warranties. At the end of the day, it’s well worth paying an expert to do the job right! And you’ll be back on the road quicker too!
Contacting the professionals in windscreen replacement: you’ll need to give them the details
It’s time to make the call: bringing in the windscreen replacement specialists is the right thing to do! So what do you say? They will need a few details from you about your windscreen situation. These details probably include the nature and extent of the damage and the make and model of your car. But why do they need that information? There are a few reasons. Firstly, they need to know a bit about the damage so they can work out if it needs repairing or replacing. Secondly, they need to know the make and model of your car so they can check if they have any suitable windscreens in stock. With this information, your windscreen replacement will run like a dream!
They will prepare your care for windscreen replacement
When you leave it to a specialist, windscreen replacement is a quick and easy job! They will begin by protecting your car’s interior from any glass fragments. Then, they will remove the old damaged windscreen, apply two coats of glue and then install the new windscreen. It’s as simple as that! So why wait?
Finally, enjoy your new windscreen!
Now that your new windscreen is in, you can expect a few new benefits. The first, and most obvious, is a remarkably clean windscreen! It will offer clarity and visibility like never before! But it will hide a few unseen benefits too, like enhanced strength. This means that your road safety will be more advanced than before! Windscreen replacement is the unsung hero of auto safety and repairs, so enjoy its benefits!
Does your windscreen need to be replaced? Contact the experts at Windscreen World today on 1800 008 977.