Much is unclear when it comes to replacing the windshield. Is the windscreen mandatory for the MOT?

Is a car window with a brand logo better than a car window without a brand logo?

And is it possible, for example, to get started with a windscreen replacement? If you worried about how much does windshield replacement cost? then you can visit Aeroautoglass for more.

We give you all the information you need to make a good choice and tell you how cheap the windshield can be replaced.

It doesn't have to cost the full pound when you choose aftermarket windshields when replacing the windshield of your car.

Damage to the windshield, and now?

Damage to the windshield is annoying. Especially when the car window damage is in the driver's field of vision.

However, a small asterisk does not always mean the end of the windshield.

Although competitors want to tell you that a crack or asterisk always leads to rejection at the MOT, this is not the case.

In the case of damage to the windscreen in the driver's direct field of vision, the following is permitted:

1. Discoloration and damage smaller than 20 millimeters;
2. Scratches of less than 5 millimeters;
3. Single cracks without branches.

What is the direct field of view at the MOT?

You can determine the driver's direct field of view in this way: you hold A4 paper above the steering wheel.

Everything behind the A4 paper is the direct field of view of the driver. Much more is permitted outside the direct field of vision because it is less relevant for road safety as long as it remains within the standards.

When should my windscreen be replaced?

Your windshield consists of laminated glass. In concrete terms, this means that two layers of glass have been used with a layer of PVB film in between.

This ensures that the window does not immediately tear or fall apart in the event of damage. It also means that smashing the windshield is difficult or impossible to do because the window does not break further but remains stuck.

Even when a huge sledgehammer is used, something the average burglar doesn't have:

This does not mean that replacing the windscreen is unnecessary when there is less damage in the windscreen.

In the event of damage to the windscreen in the driver's view, large risks can arise if the windscreen suddenly starts to tear further due to large temperature differences.

Also, certain windscreens are coated. This consists of a layer of aluminum powder. If moisture is added to the coating, it will oxidize.

The result is a white-gray haze that can obstruct vision and make ordering a new windscreen inevitable.

With larger window damage, replacing the windshield is by definition a good idea. The windshield represents approximately 40% of the rigidity of the chassis.

Only an intact windscreen can do this work, so a larger crack in the car glass is not only ugly; it is also not good for safety in the event of an accident.

Is my windshield made of laminated glass?

All windscreens of the current cars in the Netherlands are made of laminated glass. This is a legal requirement for safety.

The side windows and rear windows of the cars may be made of laminated glass, but usually, consist of tempered glass because this is relatively cheaper and the side windows can smash in practical situations in emergencies.

Author's Bio: 

The cost to replace a windshield varies based on the make and model of the car. Costs range from $150 to $300, with an average of $214. However, rare windshields for collector cars and high value vehicles, which are only available through dealers, could cost as much as $1,500.