Having a chipped or broken car windscreen is extremely annoying but may also pose a great danger to you and your family. You should act promptly if your windscreen develops a chip; it is crucial to call your local windscreen specialists to repair your windscreen, so you can get back on the road and continue your journey safely and in no time at all Express Auto Glass.
Some people mistakenly believe that once a car windscreen gets chipped, they will need to have their whole windscreen replaced. However, car owners need not worry because there are many different windscreens repairs available for the damaged glass, without having to replace the whole windscreen.
Many UK companies have the ability to repair a damaged windscreen by the side of the road, depending on the size of the chip and the location of the damage. A simple and easy chip repair can take just 30 minutes, which is much better that leaving the chip to develop into more severe damage which could result in a windscreen replacement becoming necessary. A replacement can be very costly and can take between 60 and 90 minutes, sometimes longer depending of the model of your car.
If you do require a windscreen replacement it is recommended that you do not drive your vehicle for a minimum of 1 hour after the screen is fitted. This enables the sealant to set properly, ensuring the windscreen is bonded safely to the vehicle.
If you drive your vehicle before that minimum suggested time you risk worsening the damage to your windscreen.
Nevertheless, before a technician assesses the condition of the cracked, chipped, or damaged windscreen you have to understand that sometimes not all windscreens can be fixed. For a windscreen to be repaired it needs to comply with certain criteria, such as how big the damage is or where the damage is situated. If a windscreen is severely damaged, beyond repair, then the glass experts will recommend a possible replacement, instead of a repair.
If there is damage to your windscreen and you do nothing about it, you are immediately putting yourself, your passengers and other road users at risk.