Australian roads can be punishing for vehicles, even in the middle of the city. One of the more common things to become damaged, or be completely broken on a vehicle is the front windscreen. The windscreen is vitally important, as it needs to provide the driver an unobstructed view of the road - even small cracks can hamper this.
Replacing a windscreen is not a common occurrence for most people, so it can become a stressful experience trying to arrange for this critical repair work to be done. The guide below is designed to guide you through the process of having your windscreen repaired, in order to remove some of the stress from this situation.
Does It Need To Be Replaced?
When your windscreen is damaged, the very first thing you need to determine is whether or not it needs to be replaced, or if it can simply be repaired. It is no longer safe to assume that a replacement is necessary, unless you are an industry professional. Technology for repairs have come a long way in recent years and you would be surprised at the kind of damage that can now be repaired. This is great news, as it can save you the cost of replacement!
To find out if your windscreen can be repaired, or must be replaced, you need to consult a qualified windscreen repair company - they will quickly be able to explain your options.
Who Should I contact?
When your windscreen is damaged, you need to quickly contact your local windscreen repair specialist. They will be able to advise you on what actions you should take to get your windscreen repaired. They will either recommend that you bring your vehicle into their shop, or advise you to wait for their call service.
On Call Service
If your windscreen has been heavily damaged, it becomes almost impossible, as well as illegal, to drive your vehicle on public roads. This could present difficulties in getting your windscreen replaced, but luckily there is a solution to this problem. All good windscreen repair companies have an on call service. This means that they can come to you and replace your windscreen on the spot.
This on call service is very convenient and can save you a lot of time and hassle. However, as expected, such a service does carry a higher price tag, but it is a small price to pay for great service!
When choosing a company to complete your windscreen replacement, you should aim to use one that has a workmanship guarantee. Despite being a simple process, there are things that can go wrong with windscreen replacement. The most common is a poor seal, allowing moisture to enter your vehicle. Depending on your vehicle this can be a disaster, which is why it is important that you choose someone who will guarantee their workmanship and rectify any error.
While replacing a windscreen may seem like a complicated task to those who are unqualified, to a professional in the industry it is a relatively quick and painless task. A simple windscreen replacement can be completed in under an hour in some cases.
Hopefully, with the help of this guide, you are now prepared, should you suffer the displeasure of a broken windscreen. Good luck and safe driving!