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How much does a windscreen replacement cost?

Written by Melvin Brown

Apr 9, 2022

April 9, 2022

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How much does a windscreen replacement cost?

This article tries to answer frequent questions that we receive concerning windscreen replacement costs.

Our focus will be on the various factors affecting pricing.

The windscreen is the occupants’ first line of defence against injury due to accidents, debris, and the elements. It also affords the driver an excellent view of the road and other traffic.

Modern vehicle windscreens are also increasingly integral to the many advanced systems in the pricier models.

Unfortunately, a single, small stone from a passing vehicle, or a combination of extreme weather and dubious car-care practice can damage your windscreen.

Sometimes, it might be possible to successfully repair limited damage instead of replacing the whole item. We will discuss the considerations and hopefully assist you in making an informed decision.

Windscreen Replacement Cost

A windscreen replacement in the UK ranges from two/three hundred pounds to thousands

The replacement cost will depend on the following:

Make

The term make is abbreviated for an automaker and refers to a car manufacturer such as Chevrolet, Ford, or SEAT.

Usually, the replacement cost will increase for the premium brands.

Model

Manufacturing companies marked their products in ranges and models.

Each range (an example is Peugeot’s 207) may consist of different models of essentially similar vehicles. The models differ regarding body, features — and price.

Year

The built year or year model is a significant cost driver.

A 1980 Audi Coupe will have fewer features (thus cheaper) than a 2020 Audi Coupe (more expensive).

Extent of the damage

A minor small stone crack compared to a brick shattering the whole screen.

Limited damage might be repairable, but it becomes irrelevant once the damage exceeds specific criteria. It will then require complete replacement.  

Where and who to for repairs

The company you choose for repairs or fitment will significantly affect the cost and service level.

To avoid financial damage, frustration and time-wasting, supporting a company with excellent car glass reviews makes sense.

Windscreen Replacement Price List

This list includes 2021 windscreen costs for the best-selling cars in the UK.

You can find the specific windscreen replacement cost for your vehicle instantly on our website.

UK Car Glass windscreen replacement costs are lower than most of its competitors, ranging from £180 to £480. 

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What Factors Affect the Cost of Windscreen Replacement? 

As discussed, numerous contributors such as manufacturing year and model play a role in the price but note the following which might heavily influence the cost.

  • Any customisation such as exotic glass (only available from a specific supplier).
  • Premium brands (e.g., Aston Martin) will have replacement costs similar to the price of a small car!
  • High-tech features (head-up display, programmable wipers, tinting, etc.)

Important Considerations Before Repairs are Possible:

  • The time frame — is it an emergency? Is the vehicle immediately available for repair?
  • The finances — your budget for the repairs. 
  • Your physical location and possible difficulties in the area. 
  • The vehicle’s age, make and model, a description of the extent of the damage, the number of windows affected, and any other information pertinent to facilitating the repair.
  • Request clarification on all the materials and parts needed — you might want to reconsider your decision later.
  • Accurate and detailed information will result in a more realistic and precise offer. The technician will also use your posting as a planning guideline for the repairs. A windscreen’s replacement cost can form a large percentage of your vehicles total value.

As mentioned before, windscreen replacement costs often vary depending on the extent of the damage, the type and model of your vehicle, the type of window frame and other factors.

Should your insurance not cover the damage, expect to pay anything from a few hundred to a thousand pounds.

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Is There an Excess or Deductible Amount on Windscreen Replacement?

This depends on several factors.

It’s prudent to confirm your policy cover for windscreen replacement and car glass replacement with your insurance broker or agent. Usually, basic car insurance does not include glass replacement.

However, certain countries allow a waiver of insurance deductibles if you require a windscreen replacement or repair. Once again, please confirm with your broker.

Your broker will also be able to aid you in tailoring the insurance product to your needs.

Can I get my Windscreen Replaced for Free?

Not likely, but certain countries and insurance companies do allow for deductible waivers on car glass replacement. Your broker can explain the specifics surrounding your country’s laws and his company’s products.

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Windscreen?

Replacing the whole windscreen is the worst-case scenario — but sometimes it is the only way.

Usually, more extensive and deep chips will cause a windscreen crack across the entire windscreen. When it reaches the edge, a complete replacement is typically needed.

The cost of replacing the windscreen depends on many factors.

  • The year, make, type and model of the vehicle and the size of the windscreen
  • The extent of the damage, especially the window frame
  • Your insurance coverage

Current prices vary between £250 and £1,000.

Remember to talk to your broker for optimised coverage.

Windscreen replacement price list

A list of the most common vehicles and the average price range in the United Kingdom.

 

Vehicle Windscreen replacement cost
Ford Fiesta Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Ford Focus Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Ford Kuga Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Vauxhall Corsa Windscreen replacement £192 – £370
Vauxhall Astra Windscreen replacement £214 – £390
Volkswagen Golf Windscreen replacement £223 – £380
Volkswagen Polo Windscreen replacement £187 – £332
Nissan Qashqai Windscreen replacement £167 – £314
Mini Cooper Windscreen replacement £248 – £416
Audi A3 Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Fiat 500 Windscreen replacement £223 – £380
Nissan Juke Windscreen replacement £192 – £370
Mercedes A class Windscreen replacement £198 – £416
Mercedes C class Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
KIA Sportage Windscreen replacement £214 – £390
BMW 3 Series Windscreen replacement £248 – £416
BMW 1 series Windscreen replacement £167 – £314
Peugeot 208 Windscreen replacement £223 – £380
Peugeot 207 Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Ford Mondeo Windscreen replacement £192 – £370
Toyota Prius Windscreen replacement £187 – £332
Ford Fiesta Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Ford Focus Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Ford Kuga Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Vauxhall Corsa Windscreen replacement £192 – £370
Vauxhall Astra Windscreen replacement £214 – £390
Volkswagen Golf Windscreen replacement £223 – £380
Volkswagen Polo Windscreen replacement £187 – £332
Nissan Qashqai Windscreen replacement £167 – £314
Mini Cooper Windscreen replacement £248 – £416
Audi A3 Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Fiat 500 Windscreen replacement £223 – £380
Nissan Juke Windscreen replacement £192 – £370
Mercedes A class Windscreen replacement £198 – £416
Mercedes C class Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
KIA Sportage Windscreen replacement £214 – £390
BMW 3 Series Windscreen replacement £248 – £416
BMW 1 series Windscreen replacement £167 – £314
Peugeot 208 Windscreen replacement £223 – £380
Peugeot 207 Windscreen replacement £210 – £420
Ford Mondeo Windscreen replacement £192 – £370
Toyota Prius Windscreen replacement £187 – £332

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