A windscreen is one of those things that everyone who drives a car takes for granted. After all, it’s just another component of your car.
But of course, as with many things that people are not overly familiar with, there are plenty of urban myths and misconceptions bandied about when it comes to windscreens and windscreen repair. So, we at Solana Glass Tech thought we’d take the time to debunk these and give you the real facts. And rest assured, these are facts you can trust because as the leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company in Ireland, there’s not much we don’t know when it comes to windscreens.
2. All chips are the same (a chip is a chip!) Most car owners will at some point experience a ‘chip’ on their windscreen. The most common cause of a chip is road debris striking the windscreen when thrown up by other vehicles passing or travelling ahead of your car.
3. Once a windscreen chip appears, you’ll need a new windscreen: This is very much a myth. At Solana Glass Tech we always aim to repair your windscreen first rather than replace it, saving you both time and money. Using our special HPX4 resin we fill-in the damage, restoring the structural integrity of the windscreen. A blemish will usually still be visible in place of the chip, but the car will be safe to drive again. The size and position of the chip can sometimes rule out repair as an option, however.
5. Windscreen repair is too costly and simply too much hassle: This is perhaps the biggest myth of all. Firstly, if your insurance policy includes glass cover, repairs are usually free – that’s the cost issue addressed. Regarding the question of inconvenience; there is a common misconception that the repairs process involves having to leave your car with a technician for a day or more. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Solana Glass Tech is a fully mobile service. Our technicians cover every town and county in Ireland meaning we can carry out all vehicle glass and windscreen repair or replacement jobs at a time and place that suits you.
So there you have it. The top five windscreen and windscreen repair misconceptions laid to rest. We hope you enjoyed this article. Check back with the Autoglass Blog soon for more articles like this one. As always, we’re here to help with any of your vehicle glass repair and replacement needs. Visit our website for more information.