2 March 2018, author: Natascha Fabian, photo: iStock
It’s a familiar scenario: even a tiny sharp stone is enough to damage a front windscreen. It may look harmless but it can have a big impact. 90% of all stone chips crack within three years. It is important to have an intact front windscreen, as this provides up to 30% of the stability of the vehicle’s bodywork. In other words, once the front windscreen shows signs of damage, it should be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible.
A damaged front windscreen can usually be repaired without much work. Thanks to modern technology, it is no longer necessary to replace the entire front windscreen. Often, a mobile repair carried out by a specialist is enough. The mobile repair saves a great deal of time but still guarantees the full stability of the front windscreen. A repair is also environmentally friendly, as the old windscreen doesn’t have to be recycled. Such repairs are, of course, recognised by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Helvetia organises windscreen repairs or the replacement of front windscreens for its customers. In consequence, they pay no deductible, and the claim has no impact on their bonus level. What is particularly practical is the fact that customers determine the time and location of the repair. So it is no problem to have the repair carried out at their home. Customers who take their vehicle for repair at a Helvetia partner will be provided with a courtesy car on request.