Windscreen Repair

Windscreen repair

Why replace your windscreen if you can repair it? Repairing a windscreen costs less than one third of a replacement and takes only 30 minutes to fix, therefore saving you time and money.

Service 8® Auto Glass use the Delta Windscreen Repair System, the number one choice for professional windscreen repair shops. Unlike automated repair systems the Delta Kit is manually operated, this offers many advantages over automatic repair systems.

Consequently, we are able to repair larger windscreen chips in more places on the windscreen. Service 8® encourage you to always seek a second opinion when selecting a repairer as many companies are restricted by their equipment and skill level.

Typical Result Comparison For A chip Repair

Windscreen bulls eye chip before windscreen repair.

Large windscreen chip before repair.

Windscreen bulls eye chips after repair

Windscreen chip after repair. Clarity improved and structural strength restored. When the mirror is removed, the chip is barely visible.

Check List for a Windscreen replacement

According to the Roads Traffic Authority (RTA) NSW, You will need a windscreen replacement if it’s severely chipped, cracked, abraded, badly scratched or discolored.

The area of the windscreen in front of the driver extending across to the center of the vehicle (The drivers half of the windscreen) is only allowed to have two of the following defects.

However, it’s recommended to not leave damage untreated, if you repair the damage quickly it will save you from replacing later.

  • A crack up to 30mm long (Size of a 20c coin).
  • A crack from the very edge of the windscreen no more than 75mm long. (Width of a large smartphone).
  • A Bulls eye windscreen chip no more than 16mm in diameter (Size of a 5c coin).
  • If the chip is anywhere else on the windscreen, the whole damage must be smaller than a 20c coin.

For your reference we have included both documents for windscreen safety checks for NSW and QLD.

Windscreen chip repair

No Fix – No Fee

Service 8® Auto Glass has over a 99% success rate repairing windscreens, that’s why we offer our risk free policy. We are so confident you will be happy with the result of your windscreen repair, that if you’re not, then it’s FREE. No call out fee, no charge, so what have you got to lose?

We repair windscreens to meet strict Australian Standards. Standards differ depending on QLD, NSW.

Auto Glass Repair Questions

Will the windscreen chip be visible after the repair?

The windscreen chip/crack will not disappear after the repair, this is because the chip is not being removed, it’s being injected with resin. On average a 70% to 80% reduction in visibility is a good result. To ensure optimal results, Service 8® uses the high performance resins from Delta Kits (Magnibond).

Every windscreen chip is unique and the technician will explain what to expect on the day. However, don’t worry if you are not happy with the result, it’s FREE. See above for typical result.

How much does a windscreen cost to repair?

Local windscreen chip repairs start from $78.00. However, if you have multiple repairs in one location (chips on several vehicles) we can offer you a substantial discount. Call us, and we will work out a great price.

What can I do to stop the chip from spreading?

There are some precautions you can take to minimise the risk until we get to you.

Keep the vehicle in the shade or under cover. If the windscreen is exposed to harsh direct sunlight it will heat up, soften and greatly increase the chance of the chip spreading.

Don’t pour cold water on a hot windscreen. Also avoid directing air conditioning vents on the windscreen. Finally, avoid any off road or aggressive driving that may shock the vehicle.

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