A damaged windshield can always become a great danger for the driver and passengers in any vehicle. For this reason, it is important to repair the windshield of a car as soon as possible, even if the breakage is almost imperceptible.
In some cases the damaged windshield can be repaired, however in many others, windshield replacement is unavoidable because it is not possible to repair it. A change of windshield or any glass of our vehicle is fast and safe if you go to experienced professionals.
The good condition of the windshield is essential to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers. Most drivers are unaware that the windshield is responsible for supporting 30% of the structure of the entire vehicle and for preventing the roof from collapsing in the event of a rollover.
It is also a fundamental element of the vehicle so that the driver has adequate visibility at all times. In technologically advanced cars, windshields often house sensors and cameras for driver assistance systems (ADAS). These are responsible for lane keeping alert, adaptive cruise control or the collision warning system. In addition, on many occasions, a scratch or break in the windshield can be one of the reasons for failing the MOT.
When a windshield or any window of the car is damaged, professionals usually opt first to repair the windshield and if this is not possible, they proceed to replace the window with a new one. Whenever feasible, one should try to repair the windshield instead of replacing it with a new one.
For example, scratches can be repaired in some cases by polishing with special equipment. However, if the scratch is too deep, it cannot be polished and the glass must be replaced. Damage caused by small stones or bumps on the glass on the road is also often repaired. It should be noted that this must be done quickly so that the breakage does not spread.
If repair is impossible, there will be no choice but to replace the windshield. Star-shaped breaks or cracks cannot be repaired. Care must be taken with this type of breakage, as it tends to spread quickly when there are sudden changes in temperature or when driving on bumpy asphalt. Peeling of the windshield laminate cannot be repaired either, and the only solution is usually to replace the glass.
If there is no choice but to replace the windshield, always turn to experienced repair centers. At these centers, the windshield is replaced with glass that is approved and manufactured in accordance with the standards set by OEM manufacturers. The new windshield must be of the same quality as the original windshield and must perform the same functions.
As glass repairs usually involve a good deal of expense for the driver, it is important to include the glass in the cost of the compulsory insurance of any vehicle when it is contracted with the insurance company. The cost of windshield replacement is usually covered by insurance companies, although it will depend on the insurer and the type of policy. In addition, it should be taken into account that it may also affect the no-claims bonus. In most cases, the glass repair service is free of charge for the insured.