Did you know windscreen cover is not always covered under your motor insurance policy? The glass in a vehicle can be extremely expensive… Having the correct cover in place will ensure that you will not be left with a hefty bill should anything happen.
Small “chips” in your windscreen can be very common when driving on busy roads. Vehicles travelling at high speeds can flick bits of debris up into the air and scratch and break the glass in your vehicle. If you ignore a small chip any sudden bump in the road could turn the ‘chip’ into a larger crack in the glass. They are easily repairable at the time so why run the risk of letting it develop into something worse?
Windscreen damage is normally due to chips or cracks in the glass which can be a distraction when driving as they can impair vision. Where windscreen chips can occur when vehicles drive over loose stones or when there’s airborne debris, they can develop into cracks if not treated. Windscreen cracks can also occur as a result of a combination of cold windscreens and warm heaters which can weaken the glass over time.
Driving with a cracked windscreen can be dangerous, as there’s always the potential for even the smallest of chips to turn more serious. From a safety point of view it’s recommended you get any chips or cracks seen to as soon as is practical. When it comes to the law, if you choose to drive with a cracked windscreen you could fall foul of section 40 of the Road Traffic Act, which relates to the use of a motor vehicle in a dangerous condition.
Having Autoserve’s windscreen and glass cover in place will mean any chips or cracks in the vehicle’s windscreen or glass will be repaired or replaced through an approved repair company free of charge*.