Why You Shouldn’t Buy a DIY Windscreen Kit

Windscreen cracks and chips can appear at any time, thanks to the stones and debris on the road that can be kicked up by cars in front of you as you travel down the road. There are varying degrees of severity in chips and cracks, but what is important is that you get the issue repaired as quickly as possible, before it has chance to worsen. This need for a quick resolution can often lead to people buying DIY kits, something which is very inadvisable.

DIY windscreen repair kits, on the face of it, seem to have all you need to repair the damage in your windscreen and get back on the road. However, despite having the tools required to fix your vehicle, DIY kits are lacking a vital component – expertise.

There are so many different types of windscreen chips and cracks, as we’ve talked about in a previous blog post, which means that you need to have an extensive knowledge on each one and how best to repair them if you are to achieve a proper resolution.

The untrained eye may notice a chip or a crack, but it can miss a host of other details that are vital in the repair process. If you attempt to repair a crack yourself, you are risking exacerbating the problem, which can end up costing you significant amounts of money.

A professional technician will be able to perform a number of tasks that you won’t be able to achieve yourself, including:

  • Use professional equipment to repair the damage
  • Use high quality resins for any filling
  • Complete the repair quickly and safely, within 10 or 15 minutes (DIY kits require 1-2 hours on average, according to user reports)
  • Ensure that the wiper blades don’t catch on any resin left over by filling in the pit

If your insurance policy covers it, you will be able to get your windscreen repaired free of charge, which means that you don’t have to use DIY kits as a method of saving money.

If you notice any damage to your windscreen, however minor, it is important that you seek professional assistance, rather than attempting it yourself – this could save you time, money and a lot of hassle.

A1 Windscreens are proud to provide efficient, effective and safe window repairs for vehicles of all kinds. If you would like to know more, get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help.