At Carglass® we always first try to repair your existing windscreen before replacing it with a new one, usually saving you both time and money. Sometimes though, the type, size and position of the damage will mean that the whole windscreen needs to be replaced. Take a look at our short presentation to see if it is likely that we will be able to repair the damage to your existing windscreen or whether it will have to be replaced.
Click on one of the key reasons listed below to see why you should get a windscreen chip repaired as soon as you spot it.
The five main reasons
A windscreen chip could turn into a crack at any time, often when you are least expecting it. If this happens when you are driving, it could have a serious effect on your safety.
Your windscreen provides up to 30% of the vehicle’s structural strength and the passenger airbag relies on the windscreen to provide support if the airbag deploys. Repairing a chip will result in your windscreen being as strong as before the damage happened.
It only takes 30 minutes
Repairing a chip is quicker than replacing a whole windscreen. A windscreen chip can be repaired in under 30 minutes.
You can get your chip repaired at any of our nationwide Carglass® branches or by requesting one of our technicians to visit you – at home, at work or wherever you are.
A repair is usually free and won’t affect a no claims bonus
If you have fully comprehensive vehicle insurance, or vehicle insurance including cover for glass damage, Carglass® can usually repair your windscreen for free.
What’s more, it won’t affect any no claims bonus that you may have.
If a windscreen chip is in the drivers line of vision, it only has to be bigger than 10mm for your windscreen to fail its NCT/MOT.
You do not have to deal with your insurance company at all. Simply let Carglass® take care of all your paperwork for you if you are claiming the repair on your vehicle insurance.
Once you have arranged an appointment with us we will contact your insurance company, get their approval to carry out the work and take care of all the paperwork involved.
If there’s anything for you to pay, you still don’t need to contact your insurance company, as we are also able to collect the payment from you direct.
At Carglass® we are proud of our ‘Repair First’ promise where we always try to repair a chipped windscreen before replacing it, usually saving you both the time and money involved with a replacement.
Take a look at our presentation to see how Carglass® can quickly repair a chipped windscreen, usually back to as good as it was before it became damaged.
Carglass® doesn’t repair cracks or scratches – but if you’re worried about a cracked windscreen and are looking for guidance, Carglass® advisors can be contacted around the clock, every day of the year.
Carglass® will be able to offer you a windscreen replacement for your cracked windscreen, making it safe to drive once again.
If your windscreen is chipped, book a windscreen repair appointment online with Carglass® before it develops into a crack.
If your vehicle’s windscreen is scratched – even if the damage seems small – it may need replacement. Contact Carglass® for expert advice on what to do if your windscreen becomes scratched.
No matter what damage your windscreen has sustained, whether it is a scratch, a chip, or a crack, it is recommended that you have the glass repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Prevent scratches to your windscreen
You can help prevent your windscreen from becoming scratched by regularly changing your wipers. Visit Carglass® for windscreen wiper replacement and one of our expert technicians will fit them for free!
Although we always first try to repair any damage to your windscreen, sometimes the damage will mean that the whole windscreen has to be replaced.
At Carglass®, we only use glass manufactured to OEM standards, whether sourced from original equipment manufacturers or other suppliers, ensuring that the glass we fit is as good as the original piece of glass we are replacing.
Put simply, our workmanship is guaranteed for however long you own your vehicle. We only provide you with the highest quality
The quality of our Carglass® technicians
Every Carglass® technician is trained to the highest standard to ensure the highest quality of workmanship.
Carglass® is also proud to hold the ISO 9001:2000 Certification of Quality Assurance and Q-Mark Quality Accreditations.
The quality of the materials that we use
At Carglass®, we only use glass manufactured to OEM standards, whether sourced from original equipment manufacturers or other suppliers, ensuring that the glass we fit is as good as the original piece of glass we are replacing. We believe that the best replacement glass comes from the companies that supply the original glass to the world’s leading car manufacturers.
At Carglass® we do everything possible to get things right first time, every time. However, problems can occasionally occur and if one does we guarantee that we will act quickly to put matters right. In the unlikely circumstance that you do experience a problem simply call us on 04-3847750 to speak with one of our Customer Care Advisors.