Repair or Replace?
You have our complete assurance that wherever possible we will repair your car windscreen, rather than replace it. But if your windscreen cannot be repaired – we will replace it with one of the quality replacement windscreens which we stock. When it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace your damaged windscreen, we always advise you on the best option for you and your vehicle. For more information or to discuss windscreen repair or replacement costs, contact National Windscreens today.
What is a Windscreen Repair?
Repair involves cleaning and drying the damaged area and filling it with a clear resin with almost identical optical properties to glass. The damage won't completely disappear but in most cases will be much less visible. The repaired area will be smooth and structurally sound – reducing the risk of further screen damage and wiper blade wear. Left unattended, small chips can grow and become un-repairable as secondary cracks form under the combined effect of heat, moisture, frost, dirt and vibration. Any dirt or moisture entering the chip will make it more difficult to produce a visually acceptable repair.
What can be repaired?
Under the approved code of practice BS AU 242a:1998, repairs to the following zones are permitted.
Zone A damage up to 1 cm
Zone B damage up to 1.5 cm
Zone C damage up to 2.5 cm
Zone D damage up to 4 cm
There are many different types of windscreen
What sort of things do we take account of when repairing or replacing a windscreen?Windscreen Features