We will always first try a windscreen repair before replacing it with a new one, however sometimes the type, size and position of the damage will mean that windscreen repairs are not possible and you will need a replacement windscreen instead.
Windscreen Repairs: What’s the maximum size for windscreen repair?
We will always attempt to repair your windscreen, but this depends on the size of the damage and the position of the damage to the windscreen as to whether windscreen repair can be carried out or if a replacement windscreen 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…
MOT Windscreen repairs
As a small windscreen chip could lead to a cracked windscreen or an MOT failure, it’s important to get the windscreen repaired to an acceptable standard before your MOT test.
However, not all chipped windscreens can be repaired – even by our expert windscreen repairs. A cracked windscreen or a badly chipped windscreen will need to be replaced before an MOT inspection occurs.
Use our quick windscreen check to see if your windscreen can be repaired.
Questions we are often asked about windscreen repairs…
Your windscreen plays an integral part in the overall strength of your car. Knowing what to do in the event of it getting chipped or cracked could not only reduce the chance of an accident, but also save you money. Here are some questions that our windscreen repairers are often asked…
When is a crack or chip repairable?
We will always attempt to repair your windscreen, but this depends on the size of the damage and where it is situated.
Damage up to 40mm across can usually be repaired, as long as it’s not in the driver’s view an area called the ‘A zone.’ Here, only damage up to 10mm can be repaired effectively.
My windscreen has just cracked. What do I do?
First of all, don’t panic. In the majority of cases most cars are still OK to drive but it’s important to get it looked at as soon as possible to avoid further damage or costs.
What does a windscreen repair involve?
A technician will clean and dry the damaged area and then fill it with a clear resin that has similar properties to glass. The repair will be almost invisible much less noticeable than the original damage and will restore the windscreen’s strength.
Are windscreen replacements guaranteed?
Yes, all our windscreen replacements come with a lifetime guarantee. We only use OE standard glass, and all of our work is done to BS-AU242A standard.
How do I claim for a repair or replacement on my insurance?
Once we’ve got your details, we’ll contact your insurance company on your behalf.
Will a claim for a repair or replacement affect my no claims bonus?
No, most insurers will allow you to claim for repairs or replacement glass without it affecting your no claims bonus, although some insurers may ask for a small excess on repairs.
If a windscreen replacement is required, most insurers will apply a policy excess.
Can I pay cash instead of going through my insurance company?
Yes, we accept credit card and debit card payments.