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$60 - $1,200







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A small stone kicked up on the hood is all it takes for a car’s windshield to crack or chip. That seemingly minor inconvenience can become a problem since driving with a cracked screen is dangerous and considered an offence.

Also, uncontrollable factors such as temperature changes can develop into a crack, requiring windscreen replacement. When a windscreen is damaged, it’s not just an annoying sight; it can be very dangerous, too. Replace your cracked windscreen as soon as possible.

Windscreen repair costs between $60 to $110, depending on the type of damage and your location. Meanwhile, windscreen replacement costs around $200 to $600 and can go as high as $1,000.

Windscreen repair price list

Windscreen chip or crack repair costs depend on various factors. How big is the crack or the chip? Where is it located, and how complex is it? You can assume that a cracked or chipped windscreen repair costs less than $140. The job takes at least 30 minutes.

Type of repair work

Average costs

Basic chip (bullseye, half-moon, or star)

$60 to $78


$60 to $80

Windscreen replacement price list 

Car windscreen replacement costs can also vary depending on the technological abilities of the cars on the roads. 

Another consideration is how much your car relies on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology? It is the ADAS technology that includes sensors, speed zone recognition, and radars or lasers in the windscreen.

Types of replacement work

Average costs

Car front windscreen replacement

From $175

Truck windscreen replacement

From $275

Side and rear windscreen replacement cost

From $90

Windscreen replacement price list based on the car model

Replacement per car model

Average costs

Toyota Prado (no technology)

$295 to $300

Toyota Prado (with technology)

$1000 to $1,200

Hyundai i20 and i30s (no technology)

$200 to $400

Mazda 3 SP25 Astina

$1000 to $2,600

Mercedes-Benz windscreen replacement cost

$300 to $1,000

Subaru windscreen replacement cost

$300 to $1,000

Basic BMW

$200 to $500

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Factors affecting the cost of windscreen repair and replacement

Complexity of the damage

Some minor damages can be repaired, such as if a crack is less than 25mm long when within your critical vision area. Outside of that area, cracks can only be repaired when up to 100mm. 

Similarly, a bullseye crack can only be repaired if it’s under 10mm inside critical vision and up to 20mm outside. On the other hand, stars and half-moon cracks are under 15mm inside your critical vision area. Finally, a crater can only be repaired if they are under 2mm inside your critical vision area and no larger than 5mm. Any damage that impedes the driver’s vision is a call for windscreen replacement.

Car model, year, and make

The model of your car differs in body, features and price. The built year is a significant cost driver; the same goes for newer models and premium makers with more features. 

Replacement is more expensive if your car has ADAS, such as cameras, sensors, speed zone recognition, lane departure, auto braking, radars or lasers in the windscreen.


Your location can also affect the price of windscreen repair or replacement. For instance, a small chip in the windscreen can cost around $95 to $120 in Victoria and New South Wales, respectively. In comparison, the same service can cost around $70 for those within the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.

Depending on your area, the windscreen fitter or repair tradesperson you will hire should also have a licence. For example, if you live in New South Wales, a tradesperson should have a certificate to present before they get to business. 

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Should I repair or replace my windscreen?

The rule of thumb is to replace it immediately if the damage is big and/or if it affects the driver’s line of sight. It’s better to ensure that the windscreen protects the people inside the vehicle. Otherwise, the damage can incur serious consequences in terms of safety. 

An unrepaired windscreen could compromise airbag operation and result in serious wounds from broken glass. So it’s crucial to have repairs carried out in compliance with standards.

Do you also need to fix your car window film? Find out how much it costs to tint your car windows to set the right budget for this service. 

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A broken car windscreen compromises your safety. So make sure to work with an experienced windscreen repair and replacement pro to handle the job. 

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Insurance claims can cover many repairs and replacement jobs. So don’t hesitate to call your insurance provider to see if you are windscreen replacement, chip repairs, and other types of damages are shouldered by them. 

It’s illegal to drive with a cracked or chipped windscreen in Australia, especially if the crack affects the driver’s critical vision area. Do regular safety checks to ensure your vehicle is always in good condition. 

This is on a case-to-case basis. If the small chip or crack is small enough, does not distract the driver's line of sight, and can be repaired in 30 minutes, then you can fix it before replacement. You can consult your windscreen repair expert for a better recommendation. 

After an assessment by your tradesperson, the actual job can take 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the model and make of your car and the additional technology it requires.

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