When it comes to your windscreen getting cracked or chipped, you do have options. The most common thing that British drivers think is that it may be able to be repaired and that will save me money, but if it is already chipped and has sustained more damage, then perhaps the best solution would be to replace the windscreen completely. Getting it replaced is the best and most cost effective way to keep you and your family safe when driving in your car. There are distinct advantages to replacing your windscreen and we will look at some of them here.
- It Costs Less Than You Think – Most insurance policies in the UK will cover the costs for the replacement of your windscreen and also rear windscreen replacement in Derby as well. Even if they don’t cover it, there may be a slight surcharge on your insurance, which means your insurance company will cover almost all of it. Either way it works out relatively cheap and continuously repairing cracks is going to affect the integrity of the glass which means more money will be spent over the longer term.
- Safety – Many people think that the only purpose of a windscreen or rear screen is to see out of it but this is not the case. The screens act as an additional support for the roof and in the event of an accident, the screen provides additional strength to the car itself. The windscreen and the rear screen are there to keep you in the car and to absorb some of the impact of a collision. If your screen does have a crack and an object hits the screen, then there is a high probability that your windscreen will break and you won’t be able to see out.
- Clear Vision – With a cracked or chipped windscreen you are not able to see out properly and this will affect the efficiency of your driving. You need to have a full, clear view of the road and the cars approaching you and the cars behind you. Anything that jeopardises this view is a danger to you, your passengers, other road users and pedestrians. Replacing the windscreen allows you to see out easily and there is less probability of an accident occurring.
- Protecting Your Vehicle – If there are cracks or chips in the glass of your windscreen then these cracks and chips will allow the cold air and the rain to penetrate into the windscreen and your car. The rain and wind will damage the integrity of the glass and a strong gust of wind or a bump in the road could cause the glass to shatter. You do not want to be out in the middle of nowhere with a windscreen that you can’t see out off and the rain and wind pushing its way into the inside of your car. Getting the windscreen replaced is the solution.
As mentioned, windscreen repair may be only a short term fix and may affect the integrity of the glass. It is best to get it replaced as soon as you can to keep yourself safe and your car running smoothly.