Windscreen replacement comes for us all eventually. No matter how carefully you drive, your windscreen can fall foul of anything from an accident, to a stone thrown by another vehicle. Of course, there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of windscreen damage when you’re on the road. You can maintain a safe distance from cars in front of you, to avoid stone chips.
You can avoid parking under trees, where there is a risk of falling branches. Even checking the weather can help you avoid windscreen damage from hail. But, even with these tips, you’ll probably need a new windscreen at some point. When that time comes, here are our top tips for windscreen replacement.
See if your insurance policy covers windscreen replacements – a lot of them do!
Before you get your windscreen replaced, think about the cost. Of course, it’s not an overly expensive process. However, with some research, you can come out of it without paying anything at all! A lot of insurance policies actually cover the cost of windscreen replacement. But not all do. It’s well worth comparing the price of different policies and opting for one with windscreen cover. It’s also well worth checking to see if you’ve already got it.
Got a crack? Don’t delay – prompt windscreen replacement can prevent further issues
If you’ve got a cracked windscreen, you almost certainly need a replacement. Unlike chips, cracks cannot be repaired in most cases. They also spread quickly. Even slight bumps or temperature changes can exacerbate them. Eventually, you can end up with a weakened windscreen. You can also end up with a windscreen that offers only an obstructed view of the road. In both cases, your cracked windscreen is a safety hazard. That’s why we suggest getting an early replacement.
Getting chips repaired can help you put off windscreen replacement all together – here’s why
Of course, chips are a pretty easy fix. Most of the time, a chip in your windscreen can be repaired for a very low price. There’s no need for windscreen replacement! However, if you leave a chip without being repaired, it can easily turn into a crack. And then a windscreen replacement will be necessary. So act fast. If you’ve got a chipped windscreen, get it repaired as soon as possible.
DIY windscreen replacement – is it a good idea?
For car enthusiasts among us, DIY repairs are a way of life. Whether it’s a service or an engine replacement, there seem to be few limits on the DIY possibilities relating to cars. But what about windscreen replacements? Well, theoretically, with the right equipment and experience you could replace a windscreen.
However, it’s a far different job to most other car maintenance tasks. Replacing windscreens requires specialist equipment, experience, training, and of course, a windscreen. When you add the cost of getting yourself set up, DIY windscreen replacements aren’t really viable. It costs very little to get a windscreen replaced professionally, compared to DIY. And when you get it done professionally, you know you are getting quality you can rely on.
Find a reputable professional: get the best windscreen replacement on your driveway!
Windscreens are one of your car’s most important safety features. They protect you on the road and are purpose-built to be tough and durable. That’s why you should always make sure you’re getting the best care for your windscreen. When you need a windscreen replacement, chat to the professionals. In most cases, they can come to you for a replacement. That means you don’t need to drive anywhere with a damaged windscreen. Better still, they can ensure that the job is done quickly, professionally, and to a high standard of safety.
For all your windscreen repairs, get in touch with the experts at Windscreen World today on 1800 008 977.