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Windscreen Chip Repair

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£40.00
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Our windscreen chip repair service is subject to inspection at store. Details can be seen in the FAQs below. If for any reason we are unable to complete the work after the inspection, a full refund of the service will be given.

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Windscreen Chip Repair

If your windscreen is chipped, don’t ignore it. Windscreen chips can obscure your view, making driving dangerous. They’re also a common cause of MOT failure, in fact around 7% of all MOT failures in 2018-19 were related to ‘Drivers view of the road’, which includes windscreen damage. Cracks that are more than 10mm and located within the drivers sight line or 40mm are an automatic MOT failure, so it’s always worth getting chips repaired quickly and easily at one of our stores.

A crack that starts off relatively small can quickly increase in size due to temperature changes, air pressure or vibrations when you’re on the road. Once a chip gets bigger and turns into a full crack, your whole screen may need replacing which could leave you with an expensive excess fee to pay on your insurance. So, it makes sense that once you notice a crack in your windscreen, get it treated straight away.

Now, the good news is that our windscreen chip repair service can fill any chips in around 20 minutes, leaving you to get back on the road and on with your life. Our windscreen chip repair costs just £40/€46*, much less than the cost of most MOT tests or a full screen replacement excess charge.

Not every windscreen chip can be repaired if it’s been left too long or is too deep. Our experts will be able to advise you on whether your windscreen chip can be safely repaired. You can book this service online by selecting your local store or through our mobile fitting service, or simply visit a local Halfords store to speak to one of our colleagues.   

Windscreen chip repairs use special adhesives to restore your windscreen’s strength. They only set correctly if the temperature is between 10 - 25 degrees.
 

How much does it cost?


Our chipped windscreen repair service costs £40/€46* and takes around 20 minutes to complete. The timing may differ slightly depending on the location and size of the chip.

You can get our windscreen chip repair service carried out in one of our retail stores or through our mobile van service, or you can head to your local store where our fully trained colleagues will be able to advise you.


*Additional booking charge may apply on our mobile vans (UK only).

A small crack can quickly increase in size due to temperature changes, air pressure or vibrations when you’re on the road. Once a chip gets bigger and turns into a full crack, your whole screen may need replacing which could leave you with an expensive excess fee to pay on your insurance, and an MOT failure. So, it makes sense that once you notice a crack in your windscreen, get it treated straight away.


Yes. A chipped windscreen is a common cause of MOT failure. The maximum damage size is 10mm in the driver’s line of vision (imagine the area of windscreen directly above the windscreen), and 40mm anywhere else in the windscreen area. If you’re booking your car in for an MOT, always check the condition of your windscreen before taking it to the test centre, and repair any windscreen chips. A handy tip is to use a 5p coin as a reference as this is slightly larger than 10mm. Around 7% of all MOT failures in 2018/2019 were related to ‘Drivers view of the road’, which includes windscreen damage

Driving with a chipped or damaged windscreen is dangerous and, unless it’s deal with, will get worse. A windscreen chip repair can cost as little as £40/€46, which is less than the cost of most MOT tests.


If the chip in your windscreen is located within the line of vision, then we can repair chips up to 10mm in size. Any larger and the windscreen will need to be replaced. If the chip is outside of the line of vision, but anywhere within the area covered by the windscreen wipers, it can usually be fixed, but it depends on the width and depth of the chip.

If your windscreen has multiple chips in it, then it may be more difficult to fix.


Our windscreen chip repair service is subject to inspection at store. If for any reason we are unable to complete the work after the inspection, a full refund of the service will be given.

If a windscreen chip repair isn’t possible, we may advise you to get a windscreen replacement. While we can repair most windscreen chips, in some cases if the chip is too large or too deep, then a replacement windscreen may be required.

If you require a full replacement of your windscreen we advise you speak to your insurance company as this may be covered in your policy.


The average windscreen chip repair takes as little as 20 minutes. Our trained technicians can assess the damage to your windscreen and get to work quickly. Once the chip has been repaired, you are safe to drive your car!


If your windscreen becomes chipped while driving, the first thing to do is not to panic. Windscreens are made from hardened glass that will not shatter or break. You may want to pull over and check the condition of your windscreen and inspect the chip before heading to your destination. If the windscreen stone chip obscures your line of vision and you feel that you are unable to drive safely, then you may need to call for assistance. However, in many cases, you can continue to drive with a chipped windscreen.

We recommend that you book in for a windscreen chip repair as soon as possible. Windscreen chips can become worse over time, which could lead to you needing to replace the entire windscreen.


If you notice a chip in your windscreen, you must get it fixed as soon as you can. You can drive with a chipped windscreen as long as you have a clear view of the road ahead, but beware that a small chip could soon turn into a crack unless it’s fixed. Driving with a cracked windscreen could be classed as a driving offence and see you issued with a fixed penalty license if you are caught.


In many cases, your insurance company will pay for a chipped windscreen repair - and it shouldn’t affect your no-claims bonus! If you have a chipped windscreen, give your insurance company a call or check your policy documents to see whether you are covered.