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Mazda 6 Windscreen Replacement and Car Glass Repairs

Written by Dylan

Esteemed for its blend of practicality and performance, the Mazda 6 has captured the hearts of motorists across the UK, offering a refined and exhilarating driving experience.

Mazda6 Windscreen Replacement and Car Glass Repairs

As a Mazda 6 owner, you stand apart from the crowd, embracing a vehicle that effortlessly combines elegance with performance. You know the thrill of sliding behind the wheel, where every journey transforms into an adventure.

This isn’t just a car; it’s your trusted companion on the open road, delivering unmatched reliability and a driving experience as dynamic as your lifestyle.

The Mazda 6, with its sleek contours and advanced technology, reflects your discerning taste and the joy you find in every drive.

It’s more than just getting from A to B; it’s about the journey and experiences. Your Mazda 6 stands ready, a perfect blend of style, comfort, and agility, making every trip memorable and every mile a testament to your choice.

But what do you do when the windscreen is damaged and a crack rapidly spreads across the glass?


What causes chips and cracks on the windscreen of my Mazda 6?

Sudden cracks and chips are often a mystery and always annoying—and potentially expensive.

Some reasons for cracking are apparent, but others are highly dependent on circumstance.

Impact Damage

Driving along (or close to) newly paved roads can put the windscreen in harm’s way. Road surfaces are usually a mixture of asphalt and rock.

Contractors test broken rock for its hardness and the rocks are damaging to a windscreen—especially if high speed is involved.

The impact of these small pieces of roadside debris can create a chip and eventual crack in the windscreen. The angle and speed at which the rock hits the glass play an important role.

This kind of damage is frequently a fixable problem and typically the most common cause of all windscreen-related problems.

Stones are the most common reason for sudden chip damage to a windscreen. Trips along a freshly paved road or a lane with pebbles can cause instant ruin.

High-velocity stones can crack any of the three layers of a windscreen or even a side window.

Stress Fractures

The UK’s weather is not harsh, but seasonal change can cause temperature spikes. Temperature extremes due to icy winds and direct sunlight may affect a Mazda6.

Its components (including the window frame and car glass) contract and expand.

Although these tolerances are small, the movement may produce a stress fracture — a good term, because both the windscreen and driver may suffer due to the resulting stress.

A random and sudden car glass crack in your Mazda6 might be due to fluctuating temperatures.

Weather Patterns

Besides potentially causing stress fractures due to hot and cold temperature fluctuations, stormy weather also goes together with airborne debris.

Hailstones and flying tree branches are but some of the damage a windscreen must endure.

Car accidents

A crash might be a slight fender-bender followed by some interaction with an insurance provider or, at worst, the Mazda6’s total write-off.

Even a minor collision can lead to the complete replacement of multiple car glass panels, including all the required interconnecting parts.

Sub-standard materials, repairs, and installations

Poorly trained car glass technicians, worn-out equipment and non-OEM compliant materials may result in quality problems down the line.

Car glass parts and window frames that are not perfectly matched will generate friction, form stress fractures, and cause a windscreen to shatter suddenly.

How can I prevent cracks from forming on the windscreen of my Mazda6? 

We’ve discussed the primary reasons why a Mazda6’s windscreen may develop cracks.

Some measures to restrict or entirely block these problems from occurring include protected parking, responsible de-icing, regular cleaning, paying attention to your surroundings, and using professional car glass technicians for windscreen examinations and repairs.

Learn more about how to prevent cracks on windscreens.

windscreen rain sensor closeup

What windscreen features does my Mazda 6 have?

The Mazda6 has a host of technical features designed to make driving safer and more enjoyable. Some of these features will impact windscreen repair and replacement costs due to the need for more sophisticated equipment. Keep these in mind before calling a car glass professional.

Rain sensor

The Mazda6 has a rain sensor positioned behind the windscreen and the rear-view mirror. It activates the wipers automatically when it detects moisture on the windshield. 

Tinted windscreen

The windscreen’s blue or green tint is most noticeable towards the top part of the screen. Tinting blocks harmful sun rays, making it especially comfortable and safe during sunrise and sunset driving.

Noise reduction windscreen

An acoustic windscreen consists of an extra sheet of vinyl sandwiched between the glass layers. The soundproofing properties of this additional layer protects the cabin against outside noise (road, engine, and traffic), providing a comfortable and peaceful environment.

Windscreen camera

Cameras on the windscreen and rear window assist the driver with parking the car. Additionally, it can record evidence in case of an accident — helpful information should liability become an issue.

Heated windscreen

Triple-glaze windshields have electronically controlled heating elements in the glass. They allow the safe discharge of heat in strategic areas of the windscreen. 

This system provides enhanced driver comfort and vision in icy and misty conditions. It also counters the previously mentioned stress that temperature fluctuation induces in the windscreen.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) notch

Usually, the manufacturer positions the VIN notch at the bottom of the windscreen on the passenger side. You can easily see the VIN from the outside of your car.

ADAS Technology

The new Mazda6 has innovative ADAS technology known as i-ACTIVSENSE.

This series of advanced safety systems use detection devices such as milliwave radars and cameras.

These technologies support safe driving and help the driver identify potential hazards on the road. Advanced safety systems then minimise collision damage or avoid it entirely.

Due to these advanced features, it’s important to get a highly skilled car glass technician to replace your Mazda6’s windscreen.

At UK Car Glass, we’ll handle your Mazda6 with specialist care.

What does it cost?


On average, a Mazda 6 windscreen replacement cost ranges from £349.60 to £1419.28.

Interesting Mazda6 Facts

  • Mazda sells the Mazda6 (a mid-sized sedan) as the Mazdaspeed Atenza in China and Japan — it’s derived from the Italian word attenzione.
  • The company released the car in 2002. It was the first time Mazda used the slogan ‘Stylish, Insightful and Spirited‘ as a design philosophy.
  • The Mazda6 has a rarity with two fuel lines running from its tank to the engine. Mazda recalled some of the 2009-10 models in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the USA due to Yellow Sac Spiders building nests in the fuel lines. The vapour strength in the fuel lines is enough to draw the spiders in, but not enough to kill them.
  • In 2014, the company introduced the Mazda6 with i-ELOOP (intelligent-Energy Loop) in the USA. i-ELOOP is a regenerative engine braking system using the car’s freewheeling alternator to capture energy when coasting, thereby saving 5% on fuel.
  • Mazda6 has finished first in the manufacturer championship of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge in the States.



Published on April 19, 2022


Meet Dylan, a dynamic member of our Sales and Operations team, known for his profound passion for the world of automotive. Dylan's enthusiasm isn't just limited to four wheels; he's an avid motorcycle aficionado, with a particular fondness for the thrill of the open road. His expertise, however, truly shines when it comes to Japanese car brands. Dylan combines his extensive knowledge of these vehicles with his natural flair for sales and operations, making him an invaluable asset to our team and a favorite among clients who share his love for these unique and efficient machines.

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