Mobile Car Window Repair and Windscreen Replacement
Driving with a chipped or cracked windscreen is relatively safe, under certain circumstances. These include that the chip or crack aren’t in the Critical Vision Area (CVA) – the entire area 90mm from the top of the windscreen down to 65mm from the bottom of the windscreen – and that cracks aren’t above a certain length, and chips a set diameter; the exact length and diameter differ slightly across states. The reason for this is not only because chips and cracks can obscure the driver’s view, but also because chips and cracks do affect the structural integrity of the windscreen, and they seldom remain the same size they start out as.
Broken or damaged side windows don’t always pose the same risks, but they do mean your car interior is exposed to environmental elements, and more accessible to criminals. Having side windows repaired, and cracks and chips on your windscreen assessed by a professional autoglass company is necessary, and the sooner you have this done, the better for you, your passengers, and other road users.
But what do you do if the damage happens when your car is parked, or on your way home or to work, and you either don’t feel safe driving the car, or don’t have time to take the car in to an autoglass company? The answer is simple: use a mobile car window repair and windscreen replacement service. Instant Windscreen offers 24-hour mobile glass repair throughout Australia, with a qualified technician coming to you and carrying out whatever glass repairs or replacement is needed to get you back on the road safely.
What Information is Needed for Mobile Glass Repair?
The more information you provide to our technicians when requesting mobile car window repair, the easier it will be for them to come to you fully prepared, and able to complete the job as quickly as possible. Try to have the following information ready before calling:
- The make, model, and year of the car needing glass repair.
- Whether the car is equipped with any form of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), such as rain sensors, forward-facing cameras, built-in antenna, etc.
- What needs to be repaired: is it a broken side window, a cracked or chipped windscreen, and for damaged windscreens, the size of the chip or crack, and where it is located.
This helps them ensure they have the right sized autoglass or windscreen before coming out, and to get some idea of whether the windscreen could be repaired, or if it will need to be replaced.
What Happens Once the Mobile Glass Technician Arrives?
On arrival, the technician will perform a thorough assessment of any cracks and chips to establish whether they can be safely repaired, or if a replacement is necessary. They will then set about repairing or replacing, and this usually takes no more than 90 minutes to complete. In most instances you will be able to drive the car almost immediately, but sometimes you will need to wait up to 24 hours before using the car again. The technician will inform you of this, and they can also give you advice on how to avoid similar damage to your car’s windscreen or windows in future.
Give us a call 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you’re in urgent need of a mobile car window repair or windscreen replacement, and we’ll get you sorted in no time at all.