Damaged windscreen? Repair today to stop cracks in their tracks!

Published on: 19 January 2016

Damaged windscreen? Repair today to stop cracks in their tracks!

Your car's windscreen is one of the most important safety features of your vehicle, but also one of the most neglected.

Think about it, we check our car’s oil, water, tyres and brakes. We service them regularly and make sure all the working parts are properly maintained.

Unfortunately, small windscreen chips and cracks are unavoidable - and although they don’t usually constitute an immediate risk, leaving them unattended could compromise the strength of your windscreen and, as a result, the overall structural integrity of your car. With your safety at risk, this could land up costing you more than just a replacement windscreen in the long run.

Depending on the size and location of cracks and chips, damaged windscreens can be safely repaired at a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire windscreen. Consider this for a moment – if you’re insured, windscreen chip repairs are cheaper than the excess on most windscreen claims plus claiming for such repairs doesn’t affect your claims history. Well, not at MiWay, at least!

MiWay only uses experienced, reputable service providers, who will always put your safety first before carrying out the repair.

Click here for details on MiWay’s FREE windscreen chip repair offer to MiWay clients!

Keep in mind these prerequisites before asking for your windscreen to be repaired:

  • Chips less than 25mm in diameter, crater and combination chips less than 5mm in diameter, and cracks less than 150mm in length that don’t run from the edge of the windscreen can all be quickly and easily repaired.
  • If the damage is in the driver’s line of vision – the area directly in front of the steering wheel, from dash to roof - no repairs are permitted - no matter how tiny the damage.

Windscreen chip repairs should be covered by your vehicle insurer and only undertaken by the service provider your insurer has allocated.

Remember, leaving windscreen chips and cracks to spread not only puts you and your passengers at risk, but also reduces the chance of cost-effective repairs, forcing you to replace the entire windscreen at a much greater cost.