What is the Cost of Windscreen Replacement vs Repair?
If you get into a car accident which damages your windscreen, there is no way that it can be repaired. Any windscreen with big gaping holes and several cracks in it cannot be salvaged. Windscreen replacement is the only viable option whenever your windscreen becomes damaged. You certainly cannot drive around with a severely damaged windscreen because it is a driving hazard to you, your passengers and everyone else on the road around you.
The cost of windscreen replacement depends on the type of vehicle you’re driving and the type of glass you’re purchasing. In general, you can expect the windscreen replacement cost to by anywhere from £50. It doesn’t take the glass technicians very long to install the new windscreen. The biggest part of their job will be to take out the old damaged windscreen and clean away any little pieces of glass that may be around the inside area. After that, the windscreen installation should be fast and easy.
On the other hand, side car glass repair or windscreen chip repair is usually cheaper than windscreen replacement. For instance, if you have one tiny crack in your glass that you need to be patched up, it should only cost around £40. But if there are more cracks or holes to patch, then these repair costs may increase slightly. However, repairs are still more affordable than replacing the entire windscreen.
An honest glass company will let you know whether you truly need repairs or replacements. But if you go to a shady company, you may get a serviceperson who claims that you need a replacement when you really only need a repair. That is why it is a good idea to research various glass companies in London and see which one has the highest rating and customer feedback. Once you find that company, then you should receive honest advice from the service people there as to whether you need car glass repair or replacement.
In any event, these costs are minimal compared to the mechanical repair and replacement costs of your vehicle. Do not take the cheap way out by not getting your glass repaired when it is needed. Think of it as a small investment to avoid paying more for a replacement in the future.