Many a driver has not taken a chip in their windscreen seriously and not used a windscreen repair service. There aren't too many that make the same mistake again though. It is amazing how many times it seems to happen doesn't it? You are driving along on the road then all of a sudden you hear a load noise come from the window as a stone hits it. You look quickly to assess the damage hoping that nothing is wrong. But then you see it... that little crack right in your line of vision.
You know you need to sort it out but it is easy to let it slip. Sometimes you are just so busy that you forget. Other times you think that you will just risk it or maybe you don't have the money. It doesn't matter how it happened, you don't want windscreen replacement, you want windscreen repair.
I am about to explain why it is so important.
I had a friend that was in the same situation. The was a chip on his window which required windcreen repair but he didn't want to pay for it. I got in his car with him on a cold morning and straight away he put the heating on. It didn't take long before that chip became a small crack. Then, as if time slows down, that tiny crack got larger and wasn't so tiny anymore. He then had no choice but to get windscreen replacement which cost him a lot of money.
If you have fully comprehensive insurance then the windscreen repair can often be done for free without affecting your no claims bonus. Before you do that though make sure that you call your insurer and establish all of the facts as it may affect your premium in the future.
If you are sorting it out through your insurer they will decide the contractor to use. If you have to sort it out for yourself then phone around a lot of companies to secure the best possible deal. Remember that it will be cheaper than windscreen replacement.