Ridders is it here yet??
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So, only had the car 10 days and was unlucky enough to pick up a stone chip in the windscreen today- very annoying. Having looked at guidelines on auto glass, I think it's borderline whether it will be repairable or not. Any one may experience of this - how much is a repair, and how much for a new windscreen. If a new windscreen needed, what to look about for? There is a lot of stuff attached to it round the rear view mirror, hope they can make it like new if they need to do it.
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Cheers R.A.GSorry to see that mate! I've had this happen to a number of new cars, from experience it's down to who they (generally Autoglass) send out as to whether they'll push you for a replacement or give the repair a go!
Either way it shouldn't cost you more than about £75 for a replacement under your insurance cover, just make sure they use an Audi spec replacement. Repairs, if they'll do it, are generally FOC via insurance, neither option will affect your NCB.
I'd be inclined to push for a repair on a car this new, replacing a screen is pretty invasive stuff and it's the luck of the draw how good the tech is that carries it out, there's also a very good chance it will happen again given the state of our roads.
I've repaired a few myself now with pretty good results, the kits are readily available on the well known auction site for about a tenner and it's pretty simple stuff to carry out.
If they won't repair it I'd have a crack yourself (pardon the pun!), you've only got a tenner to lose, based on your picture it looks well worth a go.
Good luck with it.
Car looks stunning and great review. I've read quite a bit about the throttle lag - assume the same that it's ok in dynamic?
My car has finally arrived at the dealers and I pick it up on Friday 16th. Gone for navarra blue as well!
With regards to the chip - agree with R.A.G. Call autoglass to come and take a look.
Question. How long does it take for the S5 to arrive. My car goes in to production on the 19th june. When can i realistically expect it to be handover?
It's probably worth getting pre approval from your insurance company first, but they'll probably tell you to call Autoglass direct anyway.
Definitely nothing to lose by getting them out to look at it, if they can repair it great, if they start talking about needing to replace the screen it's worth having a go at the repair yourself first. I've done it myself at least three times now, it's never a completely invisible repair but I'd say it's up to an 80 - 90% improvement which has always done the job for me.
Rang the insurers, pressed the option for glass cover and got put through directly to autoglass! They are coming Friday on the basis of doing a repair. They even text you a link to upload photos f the damage seems a 2 pence piece is the critical barometer for repairable or not! Will let you know how I get on, really don't like the idea of a replacement windscreen in my lovely brand new car1
Good news - autoglass managed a repair. The guy thought there was a risk of making it worse because of the cracks but gave it ago, end result isn't bad. It is still visible - blurry patch in the chipped bit and the resin hasn't permutated right along the cracks, so they are visible still in the sunlight, but big improvement over what it was, and I am certainly happier to live with that than have a new windscreen at such an era,y stage in the cars life
The technician said that if they replace windscreen they charge an extra 250 quid to recalibrate the camera ( and that Audi charge about 500) - and not all insurers cover that!
While I thought I was unlucky to get a chip after only 10 days, I was told by the guy he did a merc with 8 miles on the clock! They gfamaged it with the straps taking it off the lorry..unlucky! Also he said that they often get called to dealers to do cars that have been delivered and picked up chips on the lorry from the port. So even with a brand new car it may well be the windscreen has been replaced already.