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Why Replacing Your Windscreen When It Is Damaged Is So Important

Why Replacing Your Windscreen When It Is Damaged Is So Important

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 scratches only affect the very top layer of the glass on your windscreen, some of them may penetrate through several layers of the glass. When there is extensive damage, the water from outside may seep through the cracks, causing further structural weakness. If this damage is left untreated, it can result in your car glass breaking at the worst possible moment.

Why Should You Repair Your Windscreen

Damaged windscreens are an eyesore. After all, who wants to look at a glass that is chipped or cracked? Along with not being aesthetically pleasing, it can also make it hard to see while you drive. Any damage that is in the driver’s line of sight presents a dangerous hazard while on the road. Damage to your windscreen, especially those on the driver’s side of the glass, should be repaired as soon as possible.

Another reason to fix your car’s glass quickly is that you may even face ticketing if you happen to get pulled over. There is a hefty fine for drivers found to be on the road with cracks on their windscreens. Your windscreen is an essential part of your car that helps to keep you and your passengers safe while you are on the road. It also helps to keep the structure of your car intact in the event of a rollover.

Get the Expert Help You Need for Your Windscreen

If your windscreen is in bad shape or if it has suffered from damage during a storm, it is critical to have it repaired as soon as possible. Luckily, the specialists here at London Car Windscreen are just a short call away.

We can assess the condition of your glass and either repair or replace your windscreen as needed. Often, our London windscreen repair service is even covered by your car insurance. Our customer service team will work with you and your insurance company in regards to your repair claims so that you can get back on the road quickly. Contact us at 0751245 8701 today for more information on our rates and services. We look forward to speaking with you.