Repairing a windscreen of a vehicle is a problem that every driver takes close to his or her heart. Car wrapping When you face this important issue, firstly, try to repair the existing windscreen and if this attempt fails, then it will be necessary to replace it with the new one. It is always a better idea to repair glass in order to make your life easier and save money but depending on the type, size and the position of the damaged area, sometimes repair is impossible. Usually, the main problem lies on some chip problems that might be free of charge. But don’t feel free as a chipped windscreen as well as a cracked one might always develop a problem. Furthermore, in the case of scratched windscreen, some people might say that repair will amend it, but trust me- even when the damage seems quite small, windscreen needs replacement immediately. There were lots of problems related to repaired windscreens so if some damage reappears, immediately change the glass at any price. So, if there are no chances to repair local severe damages, you might need the whole windscreen replacement. Certainly, there are some service centers where this procedure is carried out quickly and easily by technicians within a few hours. To say more in details, the full procedure of changing might take one or two hours. The time depends on the existing screen type, cleaning debris (if they exist).Handling the entire Preparation and applying some bonding agents also require some time before a new replacement windscreen is fitted. All in all, in most cases, windscreen replacement takes 2 hours to be completed.
Things to know about windscreen replacement
If you are aware that in your case windscreen replacement is unavoidable, than remember these eight things:
-use glass from extensive parts catalogue that is manufactured to OEM standards. This is abbreviation for Original Equipment Manufacturer which is a very important aspect for every driver
-ensure that the fitted glass is as good as the original one
-Check the guarantee talon and date. Remember that signature as well as a seal is very important in this case
-check insurance policy as comprehensive motor policies cover the cost of your car repair including windscreen change
-always perform a pre-inspection of your car to avoid some problems that might occur when you receive windscreen repaired car
– check chips and cracks with your own eyes before paying any money
– Always aim to repair rather than to replace.
-request a windscreen replacement quote
What most people ask
Can we install a windscreen ourselves?
The windscreen is a safety device- it is responsible for your life and your passengers’ safety like seat belts and air bags. Even the name tells you that its main role is to protect the driver from wind as well as from water, debris. Here are 10 steps that will help you if you decide to repair a windscreen
1. Buy a replacement windshield
2. Trim down the existing bead to about 1-2 mm with a razor blade
3.remove the plastic over it
4. Don’t pry the holding clips which make windshield look nice.
5. Cut the urethane from the outside with a knife or try another option and cut the windshield out from the inside. This process takes more than one hour so if your nerves fail then leave it to the masters
6. Trim down the pinch weld to 3mm with a razor blade
7. Clear away dirt with a brush and water.
8. Fix rust problems
9. Activate the glass ad apply the dirt-free urethane with an electric gun
10. Use urethane adhesive accurately, leaving no spots of dirt
Most car service centers offer a comprehensive car windscreen replacement, so why are you trying to do such an important job with your own hands when more competent people definitely exist and are ready to help you with a normal price. Technicians at special centers are reliable, experienced and give guarantee for the best quality. Be sure that they will replace your windscreen more efficiently as they have access to a vast array of high- quality windscreens and first rate vehicle glasses. So let the m assess your windscreen and let you know what steps you should take