Posted on Sep 18, 2015 by Sue
I read an interesting news item recently which involved a man and a woman who were on a night out in Helston, a town in Cornwall. The evening degenerated, and they were apparently having some sort of an argument at close to 1am. As things began to get rather heated between them, the woman got into her car, a Mazda 323, and tried to drive away. This move enraged the man, who allegedly threw a punch at the car windscreen as the car was driving by, and the punch was hard enough to cause the windscreen to shatter.
Posted on Sep 04, 2015 by Sue
Do your windscreen wipers screech or judder as they wipe your windscreen? Noise and vibration can not only be irritating, it can be distracting too which can affect your driving, so if you’ve got a problem with noisy or chattering windscreen wipers, you need to do something about it. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can try, and get your windscreen wipers working efficiently and quietly.
Posted on Aug 07, 2015 by Sue
As if teaching people to drive wasn’t dangerous enough, a driving instructor had a narrow escape from injury when a scaffolding plank flew off the back of a builder’s truck and hit his car windscreen. The windscreen was smashed and the Peugeot 208’s dashboard was scraped by the heavy plank, in an incident that was caught by the driving instructor’s dashcam.
Posted on Jul 24, 2015 by Sue
Even though it’s summer we are still under threat of severe weather, including thunderstorms and heavy rain, which brought the subject of water repellent windscreen coatings to mind. Have you ever tried them? People have mixed reactions to the thought of covering their vehicle windscreen with a coating of some kind – will it work, will it affect your vision and will it come off or get damaged easily?
Posted on Jul 01, 2015 by Sue
I don’t know about you, but I always feel a bit nervous if I have to drive under a bridge that has people standing on it, especially if they’re hanging around the sides and watching the traffic underneath. I dread the thought of a missile coming crashing through my car windscreen and causing a dangerous incident, maybe even a fatality. Sadly, throwing missiles at passing vehicles is a popular ‘sport’ for some mindless individuals, and it’s extremely difficult to catch anybody in the act as the perpetrators are off and away before anyone can realistically give chase.
Posted on Jun 27, 2015 by Sue
Do you plan to take your car overseas this summer? A great many motorists do and it gives you a great deal of freedom to go wherever you want to, but there are some things you need to be aware of before you go and while you’re away. For example, a recent survey revealed that over half the motorists questioned didn’t know whether their car insurance covered them for driving overseas. One third thought their policy did cover them, but a worrying 10% said they knew they were not covered for overseas travel, but decided to undertake the journey anyway, effectively driving abroad without any car insurance at all.
Posted on Jun 21, 2015 by Sue
I came across an interesting case the other day when reading industry news items. It concerned a car that was parked within a sports ground got hit by a hockey ball which cracked the windscreen. The sports venue was the property of a school which was hosting an inter-school hockey match, and the car was parked near a tennis court while the owner watched her child take part in the match.
Posted on Jun 16, 2015 by Sue
Is it a good idea? Let’s look at the options available to the motorist who has a chipped windscreen and would like to carry out the repair themselves. A chipped windscreen is a common problem; it only takes a single flying stone or other debris from the roads to cause a chip or a nick, and if you don’t get it repaired quickly there is a danger of it developing into a cracked windscreen, leaving you in need of a total windscreen replacement rather than a simpler windscreen repair.
Posted on Jun 10, 2015 by Sue
It’s a fact of life that not all insurance policies are created equal, so it is really important to read the small print, no matter how dull that sounds. Take vehicle windscreen and auto glass damage cover – these are the most frequent type of claims made on vehicle insurance policies, with claims related to damaged windscreens and windscreen replacements being the biggest of the lot. If you don’t check exactly what cover you have for your auto glass and you make claim, it is possible that you may end up paying a disproportionately large excess, or you may risk losing your carefully built up no claims bonus.
Posted on Jun 05, 2015 by Sue
A Warrington driver hit and left a 47 year old cyclist for dead on the A57 Warrington Road, and then contacted his insurers to try to get them to pay for his cracked windscreen. He falsely claimed that a collision with a wheelie bin had caused the damage. Michael Rollason, aged 39, had a chatty conversation with his insurance provider about the state of his no-claims bonus, and whether it was a good idea to claim for the damage to his car, which included a damaged windscreen.