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Factors to Consider When Replacing Your Windscreen

My Windscreen London wants you to know that there are differences in design and strength between your car door glass, your rear glass, and your windscreen. One of the most important differences is the molding that surrounds the windscreen. This molding is designed to allow the driver to see as much of the road as possible, and to help create a strong barrier in the event of a crash to help prevent ejection. In most cases, windscreens won’t shatter into sharp shards when it breaks, which is another important thing to consider when thinking about the differences.

Adhesive Quality

Windscreens are made to last a long time, and so are their replacements. When you are in the market for a replacement glass for your car, it’s important that your car glass repair shop uses a polyurethane seal that is high in quality and rated for use on cars. Once the glass is affixed, it should be allowed to cure without disturbance for at least a few hours to form a strong seal.


Though technology is not a feature most people think about when it comes to car glass, there is a lot used in the windscreen area. Your land departure notifications, sensors, and brake assistance nodes are all laced near the wiper bank of the windscreen. Any vehicle manufactured after 2008 will have these features. Therefore, when it’s time to replace the windscreen, it’s important to choose a shop that has experience with these types of technologies to prevent damaging the sensors on your car.

OEM Replacement Windshields

Original Equipment Manufacturer windscreens are glass replacements that are sourced directly from the manufacturer of the car. When you purchase OEM parts, you can rest assured that they will have all of the features that were available in the original. They are also guaranteed to perform the same way and have the same strength and longevity of the original parts that they are replacing.

Not every car glass shop uses OEM parts. Therefore, before you hand over your vehicle for a windscreen replacement, make sure that you ask about what materials they plan to use. Keep in mind that OEM glass will cost more than other brands, but the cost is well worth it.

How We Can Help

These are some of the most important things you should keep in mind when you are in the market for a windscreen replacement. If you need help choosing a replacement, or even just repairing damage to your existing windscreen, My Windscreen London is here to help. Give us a call at 0800 2425 505 to find out more about our services, or to schedule a repair visit.




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