Car window repair is required by Australian law. The amount of people driving on the roads with cracked windscreens is worrying. This is why we have published this blog to help clarify some myths about car window repair. Hopefully we can encourage just a few people to get those unsafe cars fixed as soon as possible, to avoid anything nasty happening.
Your car’s windscreen works as you expect, but something that may surprise you is that the windshield in modern cars actually plays a vital role in the overall structural strength of the car. This is why it’s important to get your car window repair done ASAP!
Not all windshields can be repaired
The application of a specially formulated resin can be applied to some windscreen cracks as a quick way of repairing your window. For something like a stone chip in a windshield, this resin solution is perfect as long as you catch it early. The longer you wait, the more you risk further damage. However, this solution isn’t effective when the windscreen is cracked past the outer layer. When a piece of glass is cracked, it becomes weaker. The length and depth of the crack means that it might be impossible to repair.
Another point to note is that if a crack appears on the edge of the windscreen, it cannot be repaired. It may be possible to repair a small crack, but if the crack decreases visibility for the driver, it could be a good idea to replace the windscreen.
Car window repair isn’t as expensive as you think
It’s something that you really need to fix as soon as possible. It’s unsafe to drive around with a broken windscreen or window, not to mention the security issues and lack of protection against rain and weather. Just because it’s a necessary service, it doesn’t mean that you have to spend a whole lot of money. We offer a range of services from windscreen repair and replacement, side window and rear window repair and replacement. The exact cost will ultimately depend on the car make and model. You will find that Quality Fit Windscreens offer a very competitive price on all services.
Driving with a cracked windshield is illegal
It’s understandable why driving with a cracked windshield is against the law. A large crack decreases visibility and creates a hazard. One small bump can cause the glass to break further and even fall into the car while you’re driving. This can then cause you to be a danger to other motorists, pedestrians and your passengers. Don’t risk a fine or even a defect notice.
For more information about car window repair, contact Maree at Quality Fit Windscreens on 1300 279 022