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Title: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: A10 JWO on 29.10. 2017 15:02
My son chipped the windscreen on his new car, don't want to go through insurance. The website does not give prices. Has anyone got any recent repairs, prices please.
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: dave55 on 29.10. 2017 15:15
It says £25 at Halfords also I did see some diy  kit for repairing windscreen on Ebay other day and that was reasonable too cant remember how much exactly but was similar stuff a liquid that injects in and sets bonding the glass back together and stops water getting in. *conf*
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: Greybeard on 29.10. 2017 15:32
I see a kiosk beside our local roundabout offering this service free. I presume your insurance pays for it.
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: dave55 on 29.10. 2017 15:55
But he said don't want to go through insurance ?  although im sure your right and it does not affect your no claims, would need to read the small print with the big light on  *smiley4*
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: A10 JWO on 29.10. 2017 16:03
It's his first insurance, we all know what they are like. Halfords at £25 all day long. Churchill will want their pound of flesh in the long run. Cheers lads.
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: Greybeard on 29.10. 2017 16:11
But he said don't want to go through insurance ?
Sorry, missed that.
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: RichardL on 29.10. 2017 17:45
The repair is bound to be less than your insurance deductable. I would use a professional auto-glass shop with the vacuum apparatus to assure a good job. A bad job assures (in my opinion) an upcoming windscreen replacement.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: gpo746 on 29.10. 2017 18:41
My Mate has just repaired his with this :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Windscreen-Crack-Premium-Repair-Kit-DIY-Chip-Windshield-Glass-Wind-Screen-UK/202004128553?epid=1137903498&hash=item2f08626329:g:rLwAAOSwg0FZf0Q7
Easy to do and saved him a pile of beer tokens .  *smile*
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: Butch (cb) on 30.10. 2017 12:44
I hear what you are saying on insurance. But on my policy they did small chips fixes for free – no questions asked. Presumably to try and ensure the damage didn’t spread leading to a screen replacement.
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: bsa-bill on 30.10. 2017 15:01
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small chips fixes for free – no questions asked. Presumably to try and ensure the damage didn’t spread leading to a screen replacement.

yep, it's cheaper for them in the long run
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: coater87 on 30.10. 2017 15:11
 I chipped two last year, insurance fixed them for free.

 I dont think its even that expensive to call an auto glass place and have them do it. I have seen this done at a local Denny's (restaurant) while someone had a leisurely lunch.

 Where I live its constant road construction, and chipped paint and windshields are a common occurrence.

 Lee 
Title: Re: Not BSA Windscreen Chip
Post by: A10 JWO on 30.10. 2017 18:07
Booked it in for £25 at Halfords. Happy with that so far, thanks lads.