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Signs That You May Need To Repair or Replace Your Windscreen

Your windscreen serves several important functions, such as being the first line of restraint and protecting against the elements. If the integrity of your windscreen glass becomes compromised, it presents a threat to your whole vehicle.

Many consumers don’t realize your windscreen provides essential support for the passenger side airbag. In the event of deployment, the windscreen provides extra support for the airbag that can result in failure in the event your windscreen is damaged. If your passenger airbag doesn’t deploy as expected, your riders could face serious injuries that otherwise would have been prevented.

Repairing Damage

The moment you notice any form of damage on your windscreens, such as chips, cracks or gouges, you should bring your automobile in to My Windscreen London for evaluation and servicing. Our dedicated car glass repair agents are highly trained and equipped to repair most minor issues on the spot. In some cases, repair may not be an option, and if that’s the case, we will suggest a full windscreen replacement. Not sure if you need to replace your windscreen? Here are a few things to look out for.

Damage Types

When you bring your vehicle in to My Windscreen London, we will evaluate the damage to help find a safe and affordable solution to fit your situation. Light chips and cracks in areas that are not in the driver’s direct line of sight can often be repaired with ease. In some cases, however, there may be deep chips that have begun to crack or web that has already compromised the car glass quality. In these cases, repair isn’t possible and replacement is the safer option. This is one of the main reasons we always suggest that you repair any damage to your windscreen as soon as you notice it.

Damage Location

The location of the cracks and chips on your windscreen also play an important role in determining if your car glass can be repaired. Generally, cracks or chips that are in the line of sight of the driver will require full replacement. Even the most professional windscreen repairs result in a slight discoloration in the repaired areas. These distortions can cause the driver to become distracted or reduce overall visibility.

Damage Depth

How long the crack in your car glass may affect its ability to be repaired, the same goes for chips on your windscreen. Most cracks or scratches that are less than two inches can often be repaired, but if they are deep cracks that allow moisture to seep in would warrant a full replacement. It’s not always easy as a consumer to make this decision on your own and it’s always best to bring your car into the professionals for proper evaluation.

How We Can Help

If you are looking for a reliable car glass shop to evaluate the damage on your windscreen, give My Windscreen London a call at 0800 2425 505 to set up an appointment. We are happy to come out to your location, or you can visit our shop to find out more.

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