How to Tell if you Need Windscreen Repair or Windscreen Replacement

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Windscreen damage is very common and unfortunately part and parcel of running a car. Whether it’s a stone chip or an actual crack on your windscreen it can be tough to decipher whether you need a simple repair or a completely new piece of glass. As windscreen repair specialists in Chesterfield and Rotherham, we know that many small chips can be invisibly repaired at a fraction of the cost of a replacement windscreen. So, how can you tell if you need a windscreen repair or replacement?

Get your Windscreen Checked by a Professional

It’s always worth getting any chip or crack checked out immediately to make sure the damage doesn’t get worse. Your windscreen may be lucky enough to survive a chip that doesn’t develop into a crack or worse, but it’s worth remembering that if the chip is larger than 10mm and in the line of sight, it could cause your car to fail its next MoT.

As specialists in windscreen repair and replacement, we know it’s never a good a good idea to leave a small crack or chip in your windscreen. The damage will not fix itself and what appears to be a small chip has the capacity to grow into a serious crack which would need a full windscreen replacement. So, if you have a chip or small crack, get it checked out ASAP. It may be perfectly possible to have your windscreen repaired for a relatively low cost by injecting an acrylic or epoxy adhesive into the chip that seals it and prevents any moisture or dirt getting inside it.

What About Larger Chips and Cracks?

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that larger chips will be able to withstand a repair so you may have no choice but to opt for a full windscreen replacement. It’s also worth mentioning that if chip that is close to the edge of the windscreen, you may need a full windscreen replacement. In addition, if there is a visible star shape where the stone or foreign body collided with the windscreen, this indicates that the cracks lead from the centre of the chip, and you would therefore need a full windscreen replacement.

Windscreen Repair and Replacement in Chesterfield and Rotherham

Here at CRS (Cosmetic Repair Solutions) Ltd, we’re an independent, manufacturer approved crash repair facility in Chesterfield and Rotherham. Whether it be a stone chip, windscreen crack, or a new windscreen that is required, our expert team of repair technicians will advise and carry out the necessary repair quickly and cost effectively.

Don’t forget, acting fast could save you time and money! For further information on our windscreen repair and windscreen replacement services in Chesterfield and Rotherham, contact CRS on or get an online quote today.