Windscreen repair and windscreen replacement in Barnstaple
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How much does a windscreen repair or a windscreen replacement cost in Barnstaple?
The cost of repairing or replacing a windscreen in Barnstaple can depend on the make and model of the vehicle (new models tend to have more features so will generally cost more to fix). Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. The technicians featured above cover Barnstaple so give them a call or click on the “GET A QUOTE” tab above and complete the process of getting a windscreen repair, replacement, side or rear window replacement quote online.
Windscreen repair in Barnstaple
Even a tiny chip needs to be attended to as soon as it happens - over time, that apparently harmless chip can develop into a crack, which will affect the structural integrity of your vehicle.
Your car is subject to many stresses and lots of vibration when it’s out on the road. Our increasingly poor road surfaces can quickly cause damage to vehicle glass due to the frequent jars and shocks.
If you have a damaged windscreen, and you are due for an MOT test, it makes sense to get the damage repaired in advance. Depending on where the damage is, and how big the damaged area, it could cause your vehicle to fail the line of sight test, which means an MOT fail.
Fortunately, a windscreen repair is not too large a task, and an expert technician can usually complete a repair within half an hour, leaving you free to get on with something else.
It can be hard to tell if it’s necessary to replace a windscreen or it’s OK to repair a windscreen. The list below contains the type of information our technicians use to make an informed assessment of the problem, and come to the right decision.
A repairable chip:
- Is smaller than a £1 coin; if it’s bigger than that, you will need a windscreen replacement.
- Sits at least 3 centimetres away from the windscreen edge.
- Is out of the driver’s line of sight. If it’s within the line of sight, it must be no bigger than 10 millimetres.
If you do need a windscreen replacement, this is a fairly straightforward process in 4 main stages:
- The technician will drape the areas under and around the windscreen with a cover, which will protect both the paintwork and the car interior from dust and scratches.
- The adhesive or sealant holding the windscreen into the aperture will be removed, usually by cutting.
- The framework surrounding the windscreen aperture will be primed, and allowed drying time. The new windscreen will receive a coat of bonding adhesive on the edges prior to insertion. Once the glass and the frame are fitted together, the glass will be permanently bonded to the frame.
- You will need to wait at least one hour after the glass is fitted to ensure the adhesives are bonded properly - you can’t drive your vehicle before the time has elapsed.
What if the windscreen is completely cracked / smashed?
Severe damage to your vehicle windscreen must be dealt with straight away.
It’s important to remember that cheapest is not always best when it comes to car or van windscreen replacement. The cheapest quote may result in a rushed job, which stores up problems for the future.
It’s always best to contact a qualified mobile windscreen technician who covers the Barnstaple area. Someone who can come to you, and they can repair or replace your windscreen, side or rear window, whilst you carry on with your day.
Finding a car or van auto glazier that you can not only trust to do a professional job, but also charge you a reasonable price, may not seem easy, but we’ve made it as simple as possible for you.
Our network has 300 technicians spread all over the UK, so we can help you to find the most competitive windscreen repair or replacement services available locally.
To find your ideal windscreen replacement or windscreen repair service in Barnstaple;
- Click on the “GET A QUOTE” tab above.
- Enter your vehicle location (where you want the work carried out).
- We’ll send you a selection of great value quotes from technicians in Barnstaple.
You can compare all the quotes to choose the best deal in Barnstaple, before booking a local windscreen repair or replacement technician.