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Windscreen Crack

MarcQuinlivan Apr 11, 2007

  1. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    Have a small crack in the windscreen - it is not noticeable, but I want to get if fixed before it gets any bigger.

    Has anybody tried any of those DIY glue jobs, and if so, which one is the best?
     
  2. SamDude

    SamDude Active Member

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    Most car insurance companies will send out someone to repair it for free (and without affecting your NCB).

    If it needs replacing, they'll charge you £50(ish) according to your policy.
     
  3. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    Yeah, my policy includes free windscreen replacement - no questions asked, with no impact on the NCB. They don't even need to send somebody out to inspect it.

    The thing is, since it is such a small crack, I don't want to replace the screen at this stage. I'd rather just stick a bit of whatever it is into it to stop the crack from spreading.
     
  4. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Moderator VCDS Map User

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    But if the glass company turn up and can fix it rather than replace then they will
     
  5. emzino

    emzino Active Member

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    If you do it through your insurance company, does it count as a claim?
     
  6. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    Not with most insurers and there is no excess to pay if it can be repaired. Usually an excess of around £60.00 if the screen is replaced.
     
  7. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    over here (at least with my insurer) there is no excess to pay. The replacement is FOC and does not affect the NCB.
     
  8. smee

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    Marc,

    Sounds best to just go with the experts, no cost, no fuss and better than messing around with one of those fix it yourself kits.

    BTW - do all insurance companies in Ireland offer that sort of insurance cover? From my driving in Ireland years ago, windscreens were always getting whacked with stones so that must be expensive for the insurance companies!
     
  9. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    from what I understand most of them provide it. I think one or two of them started offering it, and then the others followed suit.

    It may limit you to one per year or something like that. I think I've had two windscreens replaced on various cars before.
     
  10. smee

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    Sounds like a good deal. Our excess is £50 for a replacement windscreen, I know because I had to get one a couple of weeks ago. For the other halves, Scenic not for the A3.
     

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