So, you found yourself with a small chip on your windscreen and you’re panicking because you don’t know what to do. Don’t worry, most minor chips are quite harmless and can be fixed with little effort.
Many people seem to be under the impression that once there’s a chip, the whole windscreen needs replacing. This is a common misconception, one that costs people a lot of money.
We’ve put together a short guide to help you better understand the process of repairing a broken windscreen, to help you save money and get the most from your vehicle.
First things first, determine how large the chip is. Smaller chips won’t result in you having to replace the entire windscreen, so don’t panic. If it’s smaller than a 50p coin, you should be fine. You should still fix the issue before it spreads however.
It’s important you act fast, as the longer the chip is there, the higher the chances become of it spreading and affecting the rest of your windscreen.
As soon as you notice it, contact your nearest repair shop and get an estimate of how much it is going to cost to fix. Most insurance companies provide cover for windscreen repairs, so it’s definitely something worth looking into when insuring your vehicle.
Even if it’s not covered by your insurance company, repairing a small chip won’t cost you much, depending on where you go.
It’s a simple process that doesn’t take too long, so you will most likely be able to get it fixed the same day you take your vehicle in. The chip will be filled, and after the process is complete your windscreen will be as good as new.
So remember, when you notice a chip on your windscreen – don’t panic. Remain calm and follow our guide, as it will help you save money. Don’t let anyone fool you into believing that your windscreen needs to be replaced. If the chip is small, you should be able to get it fixed for much less than it would cost you to replace the whole thing.
We hope you enjoyed our short guide. For more useful guides check out the rest of our blog and come back soon for even more informative articles about car maintenance.