At AIS Windshield Experts, we do not think of replacements as the first course of action. It is to be considered only when the driver and passengers’ safety is threatened.
About Glass Repair
If the windshield has sustained minor damage like a chip, our team of experts will advocate repair rather than replacement. That being said, we believe that repair should be carried out sooner rather than later before the damage spreads further and reaches the extent where you have no other choice but to replace the windshield. Therefore, regardless of how small the damage might appear to your eyes, it’s essential to get in touch with our centralized call center to take corrective measures immediately.
Some of the cracks that can be repaired are as follows:
The star break has cracks of various lengths and widths radiating from the point of contact
The half-moon shows a half-circle separation around the point of impact
It features a separated core in the outer glass, a circular break with a pit in the center.
The cloverleaf crack can involve the separation of the under-layer.
The bee’s wing is similar to the star break crack.
As the name suggests, this is a combination of different kinds of cracks.
There are various reasons why a repair is a far better option than a replacement:
- Less time-consuming
- Saves no claim bonus
- Safer with no glass removal
Areas of Permitted Repair:
- Zone (A) - None permitted
- Zone (B) - Driver’s wipers area excluding Zone A circle of 15mm may be repaired.
- Zone (C) - Passenger wiper area excluding Zone B circle of 25mm may be repaired.
- Zone (D) - Remainder of windscreen excluding Zones A, B, C circle of 40mm may be repaired.
NOTE: No two repairs of damage shall be closer than 100mm