Have your auto glass repair or replacement done in 4 easy steps
Why have your windscreen repaired or replaced by qualified technicians?
For all types of vehicles, including cars, vans, trucks, buses, coach fleets, and even agricultural machinery. The technicians can even repair older cars and vintage models. Also, please keep in mind that chips in the rear and side windows can't be fixed so the whole glass has to be replaced.
The service is provided by skilled and dedicated technicians who aim to bring you the best possible results. They have many years of professional experience in London so you can be sure that they will be able to help you reliably.
Reliable service for any vehicle
The windscreen repair technicians work only with glass and sealants made by the OEM standards. In other words, the replacement job is of the same standard as the original. Also, glass suppliers are ISO-registered companies. In other words, you can rest assured that the service will be made according to the latest industry standards. Scratches, chips and other damages that can affect the visibility through the swept area are considered dangerous and you are risking your life and those of the drivers on the road. Also, if your car gets labelled "Dangerous" on the MOT test, you will have to pay up to £2,500 fine. That's why it's strongly recommended not to underestimate the damages on your windscreen and take actions while the integrity of the glass is still intact.
Windscreen Replacement vs. Repair
What do you need to know?
Here are few important points that you need to consider, especially if you have noticed some chip damage:
- A windscreen that is chipped should be fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, the damage might become too great and the entire glass will have to be replaced.
- It is much cheaper, quicker and easier to have your chipped windscreen fixed than have it completely replaced.
- A damaged windscreen can reduce your visibility while you are on the road and you could fail your MOT. According to the latest regulations, chips and cracks bigger than 10mm will cause your car to fail its MOT if they’re in the Zone A area.
- Replacement of the entire windscreen is not the best option because the factory seal on it can't be replicated.
- If your insurance covers the costs you may not end up paying anything.
When should the entire windscreen be replaced?
- When the structural integrity of the glass has been compromised.
- If there are chips and cracks along the edge of the glass.
- When the sweep area of the glass has been damaged and can affect the driver's view.
MOT Requirements for Cars and Larger Vehicles
Safety on the road is a top priority. That is why even the slightest crack on the windscreen might be the reason for a failed MOT. So if you are having your vehicle checked and it fails, there is no need to wonder “Is there a windscreen repair near me?” You can book this service and a pro will come to the location to fix the problem so you can pass the MOT. Also, keep in mind that there are different regulations for the various types of vehicles. For easy reference, you can repair cracks up to the following sizes:
- Zone A: Damage within a circle of 10 mm
- Zone B: Damage within a circle of 15 mm
- Zone C: Damage within a circle of 25 mm
- Zone D: Damage within a circle of 40 mm
- On HGV's and coaches with more than 8 seats, cracks up to 150mm/15cm in length could be repaired if they do not extend from edge to edge of the windscreen.
IMPORTANT: Driving without an MOT check can result in a fine of up to £1,000 and you can also lose the insurance of the vehicle.
What are the different rules for windscreens of various vehicles?
HGV vehicles (like lorries and trucks) require special care. Due to the larger size of their windscreens, there are different zones where cracks and chips can occur. For instance, the areas that not in the driver's line of vision, are generally referred to as Zone B. Damages in this zone are not considered a major risk, so they can be repaired and replacing the whole glass can be avoided. On the other hand, damages that fall in the driver's line of vision are in what is known as the Zone A. And this means that the entire windscreen should be replaced.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does a cracked windscreen lead to failed MOT?
A: If the damage affects mostly the driver’s line of vision, then the answer is yes
Q: How long does the windscreen repair service take?
A: The technician will come to where your vehicle is parked and begin the repair procedure right away. It should be done in about 15 to 20 minutes.
Q: Do I need to have a windscreen cover?
A: Well, no. We will be able to assist you if the damage is not covered by your insurance.
Q: I don't have an insurance. Can I pay for the service myself?
A: Yes, you can pay by card.
Q: What is your coverage?
A: This service is available in all areas within the M25 zone.
Q: Is a cracked windscreen a legal problem?
A: Yes, this can be a problem. Driving around with a large crack on the windscreen is a motoring offence.