When should a windscreen be replaced?

Here at Redrose Windscreens we are Preston’s leading windscreen repair company. From cracks and chips, to scratches and water ingress, we can help resolve and repair a range of issues, with a variety of vehicles. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the circumstances when replacing the windscreen is necessary.

So, when should a windscreen be replaced?

A windscreen replacement is a necessity in a number of circumstances. These include:

  • Linear cracks- frequently linear cracks in the windscreen cannot be repaired because of the additional fractures from the original site. If this crack is in the drivers side of the vehicle, it is highly likely that it cannot be repaired, and instead your windscreen will need to be replaced.
  • Damage in the drivers line of sight– Damage on the drivers side of the vehicle windscreen means that your vehicle probably will not pass an MOT. Even small amount of damage here can be problematic, and if this cannot be repaired perfectly, there may be visual disturbances which can be an issue of safety. As a result, a full windscreen replacement is often necessary.
  • Extensive damage- If your windscreen has suffered extensive damage, or a windscreen crack has been allowed to grow and worsen, you may need a full windscreen replacement. This is because the damage will have weakened the structural integrity of the vehicle, and will not be able to be repaired.

Here at Red Rose Windscreens in Preston, you can count on us to replace your windscreen effectively and efficiently. We will work with you to meet any requirements, and you can be sure of passing your MOT. We also fully repair windscreens to a high standard. For more information or advice about our services, and what we can offer, get in touch with our team today.