How Long does it Take to get a Windscreen Replaced
Windscreen damage? Here’s what to do.
Windscreens are a critical part of your vehicle and safety, and any damage to them is not just an aesthetic issue, but a significant hazard for you and your passengers. When you spot a chip or an accident occurs, you want to get it looked at immediately.
Types of damage
The scope of the damage will determine the difference between an instant repair and a complete windscreen replacement.
Fortunately if it’s a small crack you can repair it instantly. A technician can insert an acrylic resin into the crack that prevents any water or dirt from getting in. Most of the time the resin means the chip looks good as new. Sometimes you may still see a slight blemish in your glass.
If the crack is larger than around 3 inches, if it is deep into the windscreen or if has cracked along the corners then you will need to get it replaced.
How long does it take to get a windscreen replaced?
It’s a fairly simple process and depending on the backlog of customers you should be able to get your windscreen replaced within a couple of hours. If there is no other damage to the car you will be on you way.
How to prevent cracks
We don’t expect cracks to occur but there are preventative measures you can take to reduce your chances of damage.
- Slow down: When you aren’t on regulated roads or driveways try to slow down. Any dirt or gravel roads can have loose rocks that can fly up and hit your windscreen. These can cause small chips or irreparable cracks, so check your speed, and make sure to slow down completely when you go over speed bumps.
- Check your windscreen regularly: Sometimes small chips go unnoticed until it’s too late. If you make sure to regularly check on your windscreen for any small changes or dents in the glass you might end up saving yourself from the cost and frustration of dealing with larger damage.
- Shelter during weather: Make sure you keep in mind the weather and put your car under shelter when there are storms or predicted hail. Even if there isn’t hail, strong winds can blow trees which can fall, with either branches or the entire tree hitting your car.
- Keep your distance: If you are driving around debris or through hazardous areas make sure to keep your distance and drive a decent way away. This includes any trees or overhanging materials. Don’t risk it!
Need a windscreen replacement? We can help!
Windscreen damage is unfortunate, but fortunately for you Instant Windscreens is readily available to help you get a quick replacement. Our technicians are available across Australia, with branches as well as mobile servicing. Reach out to the team today to get a quick quote.