Far too many people try to ignore small windscreen issues, like small chips or cracks. Because they are small, many drivers wrongly assume they don’t need immediate attention. After all, it isn’t blocking their vision and you’ll know if it gets any bigger. And with our busy lives, it is easy to find excuse to put off getting these problems repaired. But a chip can eventually turn into a crack. Even the smallest cracks can get substantially bigger, very quickly, on rough roads or when the weather changes. Cracks and chips on the edge of the windscreen are especially problematic as can grow much faster than damage in other windscreen locations.
A chip or crack in your windshield affects the structural integrity of your windscreen. This can be incredibly dangerous in a car accident, and cause your car to be deemed unroadworthy. As a result, it is important to get your windscreen repaired as soon as you notice any damage. But with our busy lives, finding time to take our cars in for repairs can be difficult. This is where mobile windscreen replacement comes in. Today we are going to discuss how mobile windscreen replacement can help you.
1: The Importance of Car Windscreens
Your windscreen is designed to protect you from dirt, insects, weather, and other road debris. But it is also an integral part of your car’s structural integrity. It helps support the roof of your car while also ensuring your airbags deploy properly. Modern windscreens are designed so they won’t shatter or break apart in an accident. So there’s less chance of you or your passengers being cut by glass. They also contain a great deal of smart technology, including heads up displays, to make driving easier and safer.
But despite the strength and improved design of modern windscreens, they can still get chips and cracks from accidents and various kinds of impacts. These can all affect the safety, usage, and structural integrity of your car. This is why it is important you get your windscreen repaired as soon as possible.
2: How to Tell if a Windscreen Needs Replacing
Anything that impedes the driver’s vision must be repaired immediately under road safety laws. In Victoria, if your windscreen has a crack around 150mm or longer, or a star-shaped bullseye crack larger than 16mm on the driver’s side, you need to have the windscreen repaired or replaced immediately. While standards in other states differ slightly, in Victoria it is important to get these repairs done before you are given a fine for driving an unroadworthy car.
Call a mobile windscreen professional, like Emergency Windscreens, for an assessment of your windscreen. If you catch the damage early, you might only need to repair your windscreen. Which is far cheaper than a full replacement.
3: Mobile Windscreen Replacement is Convenient
The best thing about mobile windscreen and autoglass repairs is that you don’t need to work out when you have time to take your car in for repairs. Our daily lives have become so hectic, that it can seem impossible to fit in time to get repair work done. And a damaged windscreen can be a huge inconvenience because you might not be able to drive it. Mobile services can come to your location and repair or replace your damaged autoglass without you needing to drive anywhere. Most services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can get back on the road safely, as soon as possible.
You can easily schedule repairs or a windscreen replacement while you’re at work and your car is in safe in a parking lot. Or you can call a mobile service to come to your home and have your repairs or replacement done from the comfort of your own driveway. And you don’t need to stand with the technician while they work. An experienced technician, like those from Emergency Windscreens, can carry out necessary work and will call you when they’re done. They will assess the damage and fix it on the spot, leaving you to go about your day as normal.
4: Mobile Windscreen Replacement is Affordable
Even though mobile services are convenient and come to you wherever you are, professional companies like Emergency Windscreens are extremely affordable. Professional technicians will gather the relevant information from you when you call for a repair or replacement. They will then be able to give you a detailed quote, so you know the what it’s going to cost, whether you’re paying out-of-pocket or through insurance.
But it is important to get your windscreen repaired as soon as you see damage. Small cracks that aren’t repaired when they first appear can become unrepairable very quickly. This means that, rather than a repair, you are going to have to pay for a more costly full windscreen replacement. A mobile service can get to you no matter where you are, so if you see a chip or crack, call immediately. An expert repair team can likely save you a bigger bill than if you drive around with the damage, looking for a repair shop.
5: Mobile Windshield Replacement Reduces Driving Risks
Driving with a damaged windscreen is always a safety risk. Simply driving to a repair shop could turn a chip into a crack, increasing the risk that your windscreen could shatter in an accident. Especially if the damage penetrates the laminate layer of the windscreen. If this happens, even the smallest bump could cause the windscreen to shatter. Further, any crack or chip in the Critical Vision Area of the windscreen is considered unroadworthy because it obstructs the driver’s view of the road. As a result, instead of a repair, you’ll be facing a costly windscreen replacement.
Instead of risking the drive to a repair shop, you can call a mobile windscreen repair and replacement technician, like the experts at Emergency Windscreens. These technicians can come to you, at home or at the office, to repair your car. This means there’s no risk of further damaging your windscreen because there’s no need to drive anywhere. It also means you may only need to pay for a repair, rather than an expensive replacement.
6: Your Windscreen is Damaged Outside Normal Business Hours
In an ideal world, everything that goes wrong would happen in business hours. Unfortunately, sometimes accidental damage to your car happens at odd hours of the night or day. This means you’re stuck waiting for a repair shop to open, before even being able to book in for repairs. It can seriously impact your day, especially if it makes you late for work or you have to take a day off. This is where a mobile windscreen replacement service comes in handy.
Mobile windscreen repair services, like Emergency Windscreens, operate 24/7. If your windscreen is damaged at 7pm on your drive home or at 6am before a big road trip, you want a repair done as soon as possible. A mobile windscreen repair service can come out at anytime, day or night, to assess, quote, and fix the damage to your autoglass. You won’t have to wait until the next day, delay the start of your trip, or impact your drive to work.
7: Mobile Windscreen Repair is Ideal for Business Vehicles
Unfortunately, just like personal vehicles, business vehicles are also at risk of damage. No matter what type of vehicles, from cars and buses, to tractors and other machinery, they all have autoglass that can be damaged. And when these vehicles get damaged it can be a huge setback and can even result in a monetary loss, as well as a loss of time. This results in a snowball effect which can even impact your clients.
Emergency Windscreens specialise in windscreen and autoglass replacement and repair for a wide range of vehicles. We repair everything from cars and utes to buses and commercial vehicles. This allows you to get an expert repair and get back on the road, or on the job, quickly and safely.
8: When You Need to Drive Your Car Straight Away
We all want to get back on the road as soon as possible after an accident. Time is a valuable commodity, so the quicker you can get back to the road, the better. . A mobile windscreen repair service is able to assess, repair or replace your windscreen in a relatively short amount of time. This is due to the fact they carry all their equipment with them. It is rare that they won’t have everything they need to repair your autoglass.
Different services will give you different time frames. Some will say as soon as 15 minutes, others will say as much as 24 hours. It all depends on the type of repair done or if you need a full windscreen replacement. The best bet is to check with your technician before you take your car out for a drive. In most cases, you’ll only have to wait hours after the damage occurred to get back on the road.
9: Support a Local Mobile Windscreen Repair Business
Emergency Windscreens has been operating in Melbourne since 2004. With nearly 20 years in the windscreen repair business, we operate throughout Melbourne. By choosing Emergency Wind screens as your repair and replacement service, you are supporting a local business. We have been providing jobs for Melbourne technicians for 18 years. Our team always provide a friendly, professional, and reliable service to all our customers. No matter the time of day or night.
If you need your windscreen repaired or replaced, contact the experts at Emergency Windscreens today. Let us help you get back on the road as soon as safely possible!