The current severe weather conditions are not good news for windscreens – especially those that already have chips in them.
The reason for this is that a chip will fill with water, which will then freeze. When water freezes, it expands, and this can cause a small, repairable chip to turn into a large, unrepairable crack – meaning you need a new windscreen. Remember – chips can often be fixed, but cracks can never be fixed and always require a replacement windscreen.
Not only can windscreen chips can often be fixed if they are caught early enough, but quite often the repair is free and can be done at your home or workplace!
A replacement windscreen, on the other hand, will cost you. You will usually have to make an excess payment of £50-£100. The rest will be covered by your insurance company.
Almost all car insurance companies have contracts with one or more of the major windscreen repair companies – like Autoglass. Claiming on your car insurance policy for windscreen damage will not affect your No Claims Bonus.
If you have a chip on your windscreen, contact Autoglass or another windscreen repair company today and see if they can fix it for you.
The choice is simple:
Repair a chipped windscreen – often free. Replace a cracked windscreen – never free.