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Windscreen Repair or Replacements in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Window Zones, Windscreen Replacements in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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.

Windscreen Repair Diagram

Zone A
Area 290mm wide, centred on steering wheel, bounded by wiped area above and below. Damage contained within a circle of 10mm in diameter may be repaired.

Zone B
Driver wiped area, excluding Zone A. Damage contained within a circle of 15mm diameter may be repaired.

Zone C
Passenger wiped area, excluding Zone B. Damage contained within a circle of 25mm diameter may be repaired.

Zone D
Area excluding Zones A, B and C. Damage contained within a circle of 40mm diameter may be repaired.

Within Zones B, C and D, no two repaired areas should be closer to each other than 100mm.

The code of practice also makes recommendations governing:

Chip in Window,
• The type and size of damage which may be repaired
• The area on the windscreen in which a repair
  may be made
• Procedures to be followed by the repairer

• Steps necessary to assess the quality of the
  completed repair
• Reports and records to be completed and retained
  by the repairer.

Request a quote from Autoshield Windscreens on solid windscreen replacements from engineers based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.