Not sure what to expect? The exact process your service provider follows will depend on the type of windscreen/window, the level of damage sustained by your windscreen, and whether you need a repair or replacement. Here are some services your auto glass professional may recommend:Windscreen assessment
The first step in any windscreen service is an inspection and assessment to identify any issues and decide whether a repair or replacement is needed. If your windscreen only has a few minor cracks or chips, your technician will probably recommend a repair. But if there’s major cracks and damage, you’ll need a mobile windscreen replacement.Windscreen repairs
Common windscreen damages include chips, star cracks, bullseye cracks, craters, horseshoe cracks, and combination cracks. Depending on the size and position of these damages, you may be able to get them repaired. It’s best to get repairs done as soon as possible to stop cracks from spreading. Your mobile windscreen repair technician will start by covering the paintwork and bonnet surfaces to protect them. Then they’ll patch up and fill chips and cracks with strong resin, ensuring it blends well and matches your glass properly. This resin will extend the life of your windscreen without needing to pay for a full replacement.Windscreen replacement
If your windscreen is beyond repair, your auto glass professional will replace it. They’ll start by sourcing glass for your car that’s the right fit, but also compliant with local quality and safety standards. Depending on your vehicle, they may be able to source your new windscreen right away, or it may take several weeks. Once it arrives, they’ll prep your car by covering your interior and exterior surfaces for protection, before cutting the windscreen seal, removing the old windscreen, and vacuuming up any broken glass. They’ll use a bonding glue to firmly secure your new windscreen, ensuring no gaps. Then they’ll check your windscreen wipers function. The entire process usually takes around 90 minutes.Side & rear window replacement
Usually, if your side windows or your rear window are damaged, they’ll need replacing. It’s important to do this as soon as possible so your car isn’t left vulnerable to rain damage or theft. With side windows, your mobile windscreen replacement technician will remove the door panel to ensure all glass fragments are removed, plus vacuum up any glass inside your car. They’ll insert a new window that fits, ensuring your windows can move up and down. Rear windows will involve removing damaged glass before inserting a new rear windshield and connecting up defrosting functions and rear wipers. Each panel replacement may take between 30-90 minutes, depending on your vehicle.