We will always first try to repair your chipped windscreen before replacing it with a new one, however sometimes the type, size and position of the damage will mean that a chipped windscreen repair is not possible and you will need a replacement windscreen instead.
Is there a maximum repair size for a chipped windscreen?
We will always attempt to repair your chipped windscreen, but this depends on the size of the damage and the position of the damage to the windscreen as to whether a chipped windscreen repair can be carried out or if a windscreen replacement is required.
Typically if all of the damage caused by the stone chip can be covered by a 20p coin then the windscreen can be repaired.
However, there are further factors to consider other than the size of the chip - If the stone chip is within 1.5 inches of the edge of the windscreen a repair cannot be carried out because this part of the windscreen is too weak...
Chipped Windscreen Repair: How much does it cost?
Some motor insurance policies offer free repair for a chipped windscreen but if you don’t have windscreen repair cover on your policy, a chipped windscreen repair can cost as little as £40 + VAT so get your windscreen repaired before it turns in to costly replacement.