- Chipped Windscreen- again :(
I’m a bit miffed! For the second time in 6 months my windscreen has been damaged. The first time resulted in an insurance replacement via Autoglass. This time it is just a chip, not a massive crack like previously so I’m hoping that a repair is possible. Before I ask my insurers I’m keen to know real prices, information etc. I don’t want to let the insurers know yet because the last time I mentioned damage to my car they hoiked my premium even though I didn’t make a claim! I’m not keen to repeat that mistake again.
Has anyone had a chip sucessfully repaired? How much? Cheers
AmbrosePosted 5 years agokhaniMember
Chip repair is free as said above ^^^ and a glass claim doesn’t affect your no claims normally, I once had two screens and a chip repair in one year and my insurance didn’t go up…Posted 5 years ago
Edit, I had to give the repairer my policy number but didn’t have to deal with them myself, the repairer did all that.nealgloverMember
I got mine done last year in a shopping centre car park.Posted 5 years ago
There was a little marquee there and he’s there most days, I’m sure there is something similar near you.
Showed the guy the insurance details and it was done when I came back out again.
No increase in premium.
Lets talk about prevention.
Dont follow cars/tailgate. Open-topped salvage trucks? Hang back then squirt past fast in another lane. I.e in slow lane? You use the fast lane. Stones arc off a car etc only for so long. Gritting truck? Again add an extra lane or squirt past fast.
It only happens to closely following vehicles imo.Posted 5 years agoonehundredthidiotMember
Hora, god forbid that one argue with such definitive advice but I’ve had my windscreen chipped twice in 6 months. Once by a T5 coming the other way dropping some debris off the wheel arch kicking up a sizable stone and smacking the screen right in front of the passenger’s head. The second being from a midlothian gritter coming in the other direction causing bonnet chips and a windscreen chip.
Of course I shouldn’t follow these vehicles too closely………in the opposite direction.
Also you most definitely missed the “h”Posted 5 years agomrmoMember
Are you a man? No car overtakes a man. Like lovemaking, no one can question a mans driving prowess
mine was a truck coming towards me ripping a chunk of loose tarmac off the road and throwing it into the air, windscreen stopped it hitting me…. BIG crack as a result though.Posted 5 years agocheers_driveMember
My windscreen has about 20 small to medium chips on it. Most were there when I got the car 2 years ago and have been repaired but there are still a few rough bits. I reckon that’s why my wipers don’t last long.Posted 5 years ago
Chips catch the sun when its low too. Hopefully one of them will crack (not catastrophically) so it will get replaced.
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