Find out all you need to know about your car windows. Autoshield Windscreens provide quality windscreen replacements to customers in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Repair or Replace?
Modern windscreens are made of laminated glass - a sandwich of two pieces of glass with a clear strong plastic interlayer.
The outer layer may crack if hit, but unless there is a severe accident, the glass will remain in place adhering to the interlayer.
New Windscreens are manufactured to meet stringent international safety standards which cover such aspects as optical quality, strength, fracture performance and resistance to the effect of weathering.
For safety reasons is it important to ensure the windscreen is maintained and in good condition. Cracks and other damage can weaken the strength of the windscreen and affect the vision through the glass.
Major damage may require the windscreen to be replaced, while minor damage can be repaired.
We can normally repair a chipped windscreen free of charge (Subject to insurance cover, some excess may apply).
British Standard Code of Practice
The British Standard Code of Practice BS AU 242A 1998 sets out guidelines for when windscreens may be repaired and when they may not.