If your windscreen has been damaged by a stone chip or small crack, we cannot recommend enough the importance of getting it repaired as soon as possible. Our experts replace hundreds of windscreens each and every year because road users have left their small stone chip to deteriorate into larger, irreversible cracks. For all windscreen repairs Gloucester, our experienced team of windscreen technicians can be there today. With our roadside repairs and same day services, we’ll have you back on the road in no time
With over 50 years of industry experience in repairing and replacing windscreens on a huge range of manufacturer vehicles, we’ll always look to repair your windscreen before considering a replacement. If you have any questions regarding our repair service or would like to book in a stone chip repair – get in touch with our friendly team today on 01452 423725.
Stone chip repair
Stone chips or windscreen chips are the most common terms used when describing damage to your windscreen caused by an object hitting your windscreen. Stone chips that are within a 5mm radius can be repaired by our technicians using a stone chip repair kit. Our comprehensive stone chip repairs are nearly always covered by your insurance and won’t cost you a penny. Below you can find more information on a range of stone chips that require windscreen repair Gloucester.
Standard chip – The most common type of windscreen chip. The standard chip can be caused by a wide range of objects or debris hitting your windscreen. When the debris hits your windscreen at high speed, it usually leaves your windscreen with a small piece of glass missing from the external layer. Often referred to as a ‘ding’, our team can repair this chip quickly and is likely to be covered by your insurance.
Stress crack – Much more severe than your standard chip, a stress crack can occur when your windscreen is hit by debris from the road, or if your windscreen is exposed to a rapid change in temperatures. This is more common in winter time as some vehicle owners have previously tried to remove ice from their windscreen using warm water. Stress cracks cannot be repaired and your vehicle will require a new windscreen.
Bull’s eye – The bull’s eye chip is caused by a larger stone, rock or piece of debris hitting your windscreen and causing a high-impact chip. This is deeper than your standard chip and you can often be left with the stone or rock in the windscreen. It’s important to get a bull’s eye chip repaired as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage to your windscreens structure.
The combination break – This unique type of windscreen chip creates various types of damage depending on the impact caused by the debris or object. The combination break can be identified by cracks coming from a bull’s eye or standard chip.
Windscreen repair Gloucester
For more information on types of stone chips or to get a quote for windscreen repair Gloucester, get in touch with one of our technicians today. Our 24-hour mobile repair service will have you safely back on the road the very same day. We can get to you even if you are stuck at the roadside, or arrange a suitable time to meet you at your property. All our windscreen repairs are subject to weather conditions and overhead cover – get in touch today by calling us on 01452 423725.