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Why Replacing Your Windscreen When It Is Damaged Is So Important

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London has experienced plenty of cold and wet days over the past several years. This cold weather can bring drippy noses and layers of clothing. It can also wreak havoc on your car. Road hazards, falling branches, and wild temperature swings are just a few of the main causes of windscreen damage during the cold season. Following these storms, auto shops often become flooded with customers looking to repair their car glass. Below, London Car Windscreen has put together a simple guide that covers some of the causes of windscreen damage and explains why you should get yours fixed ASAP.  Causes of Windshield Damage Aside from cold weather and storms, many other things can cause windscreen damage. Road hazards such as gravel, falling asphalt, or other debris can cause various sized cracks or chips in your car glass. While most chips and...

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Why It Is Important to Use a Professional for Windscreen Replacements

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Nothing is worse than getting a crack or a chip on your windscreen, but no matter how quickly you need to get it fixed, you should always hire a professional to do the job. Your windscreen is one of the most important areas in your car in terms of safety. Due to how essential it is for road and passenger safety, it is important to ensure that your windscreen is always in top condition. London Car Windscreen wants you to understand why hiring a professional for repair is so important. What Can Happen With a Damaged Windscreen? Several things can happen if you choose to ignore damage to your windscreen. When a windscreen is damaged, the chances of injury during a car accident increase. Depending on the location of the damage, the visibility of the road may be obstructed,...

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When Should You Replace Your Windscreen?

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Of all of the glass on your car, the windscreen and the rear window are most important. While the rear window often lasts for the entire life of a vehicle, the front windscreen may need to be repaired or replaced every once in a while. If you are not sure when or if you should replace your damaged windscreen, London Car Windscreen has some suggestions that will help you.  Windscreen Scratches Your windscreen is exposed to road hazards, the elements, and other dangers that can cause damage to its surface over time. Sand, small stones, pebbles, and even other road debris can cause scratches or cracks on the glass. Frost or blunt trauma can further increase these small instances of damage, which can result in the need for a total windscreen replacement. When scratches affect visibility, it can make driving...

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The Top Causes of Windscreen Water Ingress

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Windscreens are often in need of repair due to constant chips, cracks, or other issues. Here at London Car Windscreen, when we are not providing windscreen replacement services in London, we are often tasked with repairing water ingress. Not sure what that means or if it can be fixed? Keep reading to find out more. What is Water Ingress? Water ingress is a water leak from your car glass that goes inside of your vehicle. During the dry months, it may be hard to notice this type of damage, but when fall rolls around, the rain and low temperatures bring them to light. Our skilled specialist will check a car from every angle to ensure that it looks good and that the seals are intact. If you are not sure what to look for in regards to water ingress,...

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What You Should Know Before Replacing Your Windscreen

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Any time there is damage to your windscreen it is important to seek repairs or even replacement as quickly as possible. Although a reliable certified glass shop like London Car Windscreen will handle all of the details, there are a few things you should keep in mind. The Glass Color Windscreen glass colors are what controls the amount of heat that is on the inside of the car. Most glass colors are green, purple, grey, blue, and colorless. Most cars have air conditioning, so the importance of glass color may not occur to the average car owner. It is easy to check what color glass your windscreen has by placing a white piece of paper against the glass to view the color that shows through. According to most road laws, windscreens are not allowed to be crafted from dark...

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