Windscreen re­pla­ce­ment

George Herald - Auto Dealer - - News -

If your windscreen needs re­pla­cing, it can be temp­ting to go for one of the ma­ny che­ap windscreen al­ter­na­ti­ves now a­vai­la­ble. T­hink a­bout it first, be­cau­se your li­fe could be at s­ta­ke.

In mo­dern vehi­cles, a lot of the strength nee­ded for the pas­sen­ger com­part­ment to re­sist a rol­lo­ver is sup­p­lied by the windscreen. Fit­ting an in­fe­ri­or screen could le­ad to fa­tal crus­hing of the su­per­struc­tu­re du­ring a crash.

In­fe­ri­or qua­li­ty screens may al­so con­tain vi­su­al dis­tor­ti­ons which can in­cre­a­se eye fa­ti­gue and nig­ht-ti­me dri­ving risk. They may al­so ha­ve been ma­de from lo­wer-qua­li­ty ma­te­ri­als, or ha­ve thin­ner lay­ers, me­a­ning they may not ha­ve the strength to pre­vent a rock or ot­her ob­ject from pe­ne­tra­ting the pas­sen­ger com­part­ment. Or they may not shat­ter in­to small, harm­less pie­ces on im­pact.

The sa­fe­ty be­ne­fits of a re­pu­ta­ble brand of windscreen are well worth the ex­tra cost.

Tip cour­te­sy of B­rid­ges­to­ne

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