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Windscreen Chip - MOT Failure?

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Hello HUKD's I have an MOT on my car later this month and, sods law, I've now got a chip in my windscreen. It is almost central... In line with the dashboard and the mirror so I wouldn't say it's 'di… Read More
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10m, 2w agoPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Hello HUKD's
I have an MOT on my car later this month and, sods law, I've now got a chip in my windscreen. It is almost central... In line with the dashboard and the mirror so I wouldn't say it's 'directly' in my line of sight but it does fall within the drivers wiper blade area.
I think I already know the answer but I'd like your opinions and experience on it please?

I tried putting salt and vinegar on it, but it's still there :-)
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10m, 2w agoPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Chart below. Either get your insurer to repair it (usually £10) or buy a kit. Don't leave it until it cracks.

http://www.performancemotorcare.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Windscreen_MOT_Criteria.jpeg
#2
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Chart below. Either get your insurer to repair it (usually £10) or buy a kit. Don't leave it until it cracks.http://www.performancemotorcare.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Windscreen_MOT_Criteria.jpeg

I will just add that the price is down to the insurance company you are with, as some will get the repair done for free.

Additionally, my chip which was repaired by Autoglass properly has now reappeared and a crack that is slowly forming and getting bigger. So even a chip repair isn't guaranteed to prevent it turning into a crack. Good for me (and not for my insurance) that I've got glass covered so once it gets big enough to justify putting the claim in, I will. No point replacing it only to get another chip a few weeks later.

Edited By: Astec123 on Sep 04, 2016 02:29
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Astec123
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Chart below. Either get your insurer to repair it (usually £10) or buy a kit. Don't leave it until it cracks.http://www.performancemotorcare.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Windscreen_MOT_Criteria.jpeg
I will just add that the price is down to the insurance company you are with, as some will get the repair done for free.
Additionally, my chip which was repaired by Autoglass properly has now reappeared and a crack that is slowly forming and getting bigger. So even a chip repair isn't guaranteed to prevent it turning into a crack. Good for me (and not for my insurance) that I've got glass covered so once it gets big enough to justify putting the claim in, I will. No point replacing it only to get another chip a few weeks later.

Yes good points. The majority of insurers do now charge sadly. Also getting it replaced is often now costs more (mine is £75) so getting it repaired is usually wise. But yes a repair is not always permanent.
#4
Is it larger than the 10mm. Also as an mot tester myself it can be difficult to tell between a chip and a repaired chip so if its bigger than the 10 mm tell the garage u had it repaired
#5
Got some real big uns in my van windscreen. Always passed mot . Depends where they are. Diagram posted above
#6
Astec123
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Chart below. Either get your insurer to repair it (usually £10) or buy a kit. Don't leave it until it cracks.http://www.performancemotorcare.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Windscreen_MOT_Criteria.jpeg
I will just add that the price is down to the insurance company you are with, as some will get the repair done for free.
Additionally, my chip which was repaired by Autoglass properly has now reappeared and a crack that is slowly forming and getting bigger. So even a chip repair isn't guaranteed to prevent it turning into a crack. Good for me (and not for my insurance) that I've got glass covered so once it gets big enough to justify putting the claim in, I will. No point replacing it only to get another chip a few weeks later.

It reappeared? A properly repaired chip/stone damage never disappears completely. If it reappears perhaps it wasn't repaired properly or, in some cases, if heat was applied to the break the damage will eventually become visible again once the glass - eventually - cools down.
banned#7
My partners car had a chip, she had it repaired on her insurance and it only cost £10 and doesn't count towards a claim on her insurance.

Which has I thought was a bargain.
#8
WonkyDoctor
My partners car had a chip, she had it repaired on her insurance and it only cost £10 and doesn't count towards a claim on her insurance.
Which has I thought was a bargain.

Windscreen claims on most policies will not see NCB affected, however there are some which do: Axa, Swiftcover and Hastings. It doesn't mean your premium won't go up on renewal.

More and more prospective insurers are asking for disclosure of *all* claims, *including* glass before a proposal is made.

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