GET YOUR DEFECTIVE WINDSCREEN REPLACED
Your windscreen is the huge piece of glass you see through the world when you drive. This obviously enables you to keep an eye on everything that is happening on the road and to drive safely. Even small stone chips or cracks on your windscreen can be both distracting and can impair your vision. It is essential that you inspect the damage immediately as it may likely get worse, comprising the windscreen strength. The size and position of the damage will determine whether the entire windscreen pane requires replacement or can be repaired.
WHEN TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE ON YOUR WINDSCREEN
As a rule of thumb, you may be able to repair the damage if it meets the following conditions:
- If the windscreen chip is smaller than a £2 coin
- If the windscreen chip it is at least 3cm away from the pane edge
- If the windscreen chip is not in the driver’s line of sight. However, the chip / crack may be repaired in this instance if the diameter is smaller than 10mm. The diameter of the chip / crack is measured from the longest edge to the other side.
The windscreen glass will need fully replacement where the damage is from the internal side of the windscreen or if it is obstructing the driver’s vision. It is important to consider that new chip or crack in the windscreen glass can quickly compromise the overall strength of the windscreen as well of course as impairing the driver’s line of sight.
The Road Traffic Act states it is an offence to a drive a vehicle with a chip or crack in the windscreen and could result in a fine and fixed three penalty points on your driving licence. It is therefore imperative that as soon as you notice any windscreen damage, to address this immediately.
GET YOUR WINDSCREEN AT THE RIGHT PRICE HERE
Whether you need to repair or replace your windscreen, you can read much more including tips and advice here at ukcarglass.co.uk. Note there are many websites offering windscreen replacements but be wary from those that sell poor quality or even second-hand windscreens, overly-inflated prices and poor customer service.
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