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Got a chip? Get £5 for it!!! @ Autoglass + Quidco ** quidco cashback offer **

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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
If you have a chip on your windscreen, get it repaired free with Autoglass, go via quidco and get £5 for your trouble. Easy money, just highlighting a deal that some may not be aware of.

http://www.quidco.com/autoglass-windscreen-services/?cn

http://www.autoglass.co.uk/?cid=aff
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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1 Like #1
Thanks, need to call autoglass to repair a chip in my windscreen, £5 extra, what a bonus !
#2
If you have a chip on your windscreen, get it repaired free with Autoglass, go via quidco and get £5 for your trouble. Easy money, just highlighting a deal that some may not be aware of.

But you must have fully comprehensive insurance...they will then claim from your insurer, so check first you actually have the cover on your policy...

so basically ...it's not free...
#3
And most insurers would have an excess (at least £30....) so be sure you have read your policy.
#4
The cynic in me always wonders if your insurance company will just bump up your premium to claw back this 'freebie'
#5
sconto
And most insurers would have an excess (at least £30....) so be sure you have read your policy.


Would you care to name a few insurers that charge a £30 excess for a windscreen chip repair, in conjunction with a valid comprehensive insurance policy?
1 Like #6
Chip repairs are free on fully comp policies.
#7
Actually, no disrespect agnostic but that's not quite true. Several insurance companies are now charging an excess on windscreen repairs too. My insurer, Aviva now charge £10 for a repair. It's a bit cheeky but nothing I wouldn't expect from an insurance agent. Basically; as madmattie2k correctly suggests; check with your insurer as they may have sneaked it on to your policy. Aviva never pointed it out to me - I just discovered it by accident. Very naughty! Tsk tsk Aviva.

Best regards,

PhsycroniX.
#8
This just brought back a memory.

Years ago, many Insurance Co's included free windscreen replacement with Fully Comp policies.

Many companies that replaced windscreens ALSO fitted sunroofs.

And SOME less-than-scrupulous companies would fit you a nice new sunroof and give you a bill for a replaced windscreen for you to present to your insurers.

Tut Tut.

Problem was that there was no Quidco in those days.
#9
http://www.mydish.co.uk/interface/members/252527/2009111212431701-522019-366795-83365.jpg

they gave me nothing for my chips, COLD!
1 Like #10
autoglass repair...autoglass replace....

go compare....gooooooo compaaaaaaaarrrrre.....
#11
agnostic
Chip repairs are free on fully comp policies.

No they aren't.
I recently got a chip "fixed" on my car. I used to be with Privilege (owned by Direct Line) and had to pay £10 excess when I dealt with Autoglass.

Plus I wasn't impressed by the "repair" it still looked the same to me, just filled in. Next time I would be inclined to replace it (the excess was £75 for replacement, so £65 really).
#12
nothing for my chip either ... apart from the quidco, this is not a new thing so not really a "deal".

COLD for me
#13
Did this last month but didnt post it as a deal. Doh! I got £5 tracked. Still not validated.

With LV fully comp paid NO excess.
Other half paid £10 with churchil.
Depends on your insurER. Also, call them first to ensure that Autoglass is their approved repair company. May be why ppl are paying excess as they use other companies not approved by THEIR insurer.
#14
Too bad that it would go directly to quidco for me....
#15
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agnostic
Chip repairs are free on fully comp policies.
No they aren't.I recently got a chip "fixed" on my car. I used to be with Privilege (owned by Direct Line) and had to pay £10 excess when I dealt with Autoglass.Plus I wasn't impressed by the "repair" it still looked the same to me, just filled in. Next time I would be inclined to replace it (the excess was £75 for replacement, so £65 really).

I had to pay £10 for autoglass repair - tesco policy. Like the above I couldn't tell the difference - was told it was because I left it so long - how true that is I dont know
#16
agnostic
Chip repairs are free on fully comp policies.


Nope. Not all. I'm insured with Churchill and they want £10 for a chip repair. My other half on Direct Line gets it for free though I believe.
#17
I've never in all my years, ever seen one of these chips develop into a crack.
#18
I hate autoglass - 70% of the chips they see demand a new windscreen. But don't worry it won't affect your no claims bonus.... Okay, but it still goes down as a claim and adds 90 quid to your next insurance premium. S c u m . ..
#19
Direct Line is £10 for chips
#20
i work for autoglass and have for 11 years the chips never disapear we only do repairs to mot regs we do not book you for a screen for the sake of it because if i dont do the repair i dont get paid
#21
You must declare a windscreen repair when renewing your insurance
banned#22
Krooner
I've never in all my years, ever seen one of these chips develop into a crack.

I never believed it until it hapened to me. In March this year I needed a new windscreen after a chip turned into an 8 inch crack overnight.
Autoglass wanted £750 for the new screen, local auto-glaziers were charging £120-150
Not sure why the job costs 5 times more when autoglass do it-apart from the fact they are a complete con outfit
#23
They fired Gavin, they don't deserve my money.
#24
I checked with my insurance about getting my windscreen repaired/replaced. Its free to get a repair by there preferered screen fitters which is autoglass but my insurer charge £60 for new screen and dont add any no claims discount onto next years premium.I already have maximum no claims so not sure if that would affect me
[mod]#25
Moved to misc as the £5 quoted is a quidco cashback offer amount, thanks.
#26
sigma
Moved to misc as the £5 quoted is a quidco cashback offer amount, thanks.

I dont think it should be in misc as the deal is more about getting free windscreen repair rather than the £5 via quidco, and besides, everything gets lost in the misc section.
#27
The heat of a deal has gone from the deal, weird
#28
loll1es
The heat of a deal has gone from the deal, weird


perhaps because....
1: it wasn't a deal
2: Moved to misc as the £5 quoted is a quidco cashback offer amount
#29
scantyisland
if i dont do the repair i dont get paid


There you have it folks, same mindset as everyone else, even if they are pedaling tat they do it anyway for the money.
#30
Clipper I hate autoglass - 70% of the chips they see demand a new windscreen. But don't worry it won't affect your no claims bonus.... Okay, but it still goes down as a claim and adds 90 quid to your next insurance premium. S c u m .

88% of statistics are made up!
#31
A few things

Best to check with your insurers 1st to see who their authorised repairers are. As mentioned a replcement will most likely affect increasing your no claims bonus so you have to weigh up whether an insurance repair will be worth it. Finally if you have a coating on your windscreen a repair will perobably damage it so whilst the chip will be fixed the damage to the coating could still fail the MOT.
#32
sicknote
You must declare a windscreen repair when renewing your insurance


That's right... it should not affect your premium but i bet it will.


This thread is OLD

Edited By: RickT on Nov 24, 2011 22:53
#33
Just admit it if you want the autoglass man to put his 'special residue' in your crack! :p
#34
i got this done for free with no excess on my policy...cant remember which company it was!..very helpful...its surely in the insurance companies interest to provide this for free as leaving the chip will eventually lead to a full replacement...which costs over 500 for my banger!
#35
Mascherano
Krooner
I've never in all my years, ever seen one of these chips develop into a crack.
I never believed it until it hapened to me. In March this year I needed a new windscreen after a chip turned into an 8 inch crack overnight.
Autoglass wanted £750 for the new screen, local auto-glaziers were charging £120-150
Not sure why the job costs 5 times more when autoglass do it-apart from the fact they are a complete con outfit

"the game is lame the game is strange"
#36
Came across this thread and thought it was worth posing to dispel some misinformation regarding windscreen chip repairs: I have worked with the actual inventors of windshield repair for over 25 years and helped to prevent getting windscreen repairs banned by Autoglass in the UK.
There is no coating on a windscreen that will be affected by any repair process it ws probably confused with the fact that the screen is a sandwich of plastic within 2 bits of glass.
Insurers are increasingly adding excesses to chip repairs and some do load up next years policies for repairs you have had done and remember your are obliged to disclose this as a claim to any new prospective insurer.
There is no such thing as a "free" repair any more.
Autoglass do not repair chips that could fail the MOT contrary to the poster that claimed to work for them. This is on the basis that for a chip to fail the MOT it needs to be above 10mm which Autoglass refuse to repair.
Along with refusing to repair chips around the edge of the screen and other different types of damage Autoglass are only able to "repair" 16% of damaged screens, which means they replace 84% which is of course the name of the game, use the idea of a repair and convert it to a juicy replacement. The is the tactic used by Autoglass internationally which gives it a multi billion dollar revenue.
Your insurer will not care how much Autoglass charge them because they get a big fat rebate on their spend at the end of the year, this is why insurers are so keen to recommend Autoglass as their nominated supplier.
The "training" Autoglass give their fitters is confined to about half a day where they are shown a few chips and how to repair them which is why the "repairs" generally look pretty much the same after they have done them. Autoglass can then blame the staff for the poor job when the fake repair cracks out and they get two bites of the cherry because they get income from the repair AND the subsequent replacement.
You are statistically better of to leave a chip than to get Autoglass to "repair" it as any contact with them or your insurer is designed to lead to the most profitable outcome for all concerned. It is possible to do a repair on a screen that would not be noticed by a casual observer and there are specialist repair companies out there who serve the motor trade who do this every day. Ask you local restive car dealer who they use for this service, get that company to do your job at your cost and reclaim the cost of the job from your insurer. That way you control the process and the quality.
Most customers are now not even bothering to go through insurance as some insurers are applying larger excesses which are close to what you can get a repair for in the free market.

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