AUTOMOTIVE GLAZING MATTERS

Our Windscreen Services

We repair windscreens, fit new windscreens and replace glass for all your vehicles.

At Glasstec Automotive, we always try to repair your existing windscreen before replacing it with a new one, usually saving you both time and money. Sometimes though, the type, size and position of the damage will mean that a car glass repair is not possible.

But don’t worry, I’m an expert at fixing windscreens and  aim to get your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible.

Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Our Service Pledge

At GLASSTEC Automotive, we are committed to making sure your experience is the best it can be. In fact, we believe that your satisfaction is so important that we stand behind it with our Service Pledge:

• An experienced technician will provide a quality installation or repair, using high-quality parts and materials.

  1. • Your vehicle will be restored to its original, pre-damage condition.
  2. • All broken glass will be removed as the work is completed.
  3. • Your glass installation / repair will be supported a robust, workmanship warranty* for as long as you own the subject vehicle.

Our Warranty

Every GLASSTEC Automotive repair and replacement is covered by our warranty* for as long as you own or lease your vehicle. If you are not completely satisfied with your repair or have any problems with your replacement, contact us via info@glasstecauto.co.uk or call us on: 0845 658 6545.

Glasstec Blog

Welcome to the blog of Glasstec Paul, where Automotive Glazing Matters.

The Disparity in Windscreen Claims

When your insurer denies your request for a genuine 'OE' windscreen replacement, and insists that you might have to pay the difference between what they are prepared to pay for and what you want, ask them why they appear to be okay about paying for dealer parts if the...

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It’s Just a Windscreen

. . . Whilst shaving the excess cured resin during this repair, the solar reflective coating became visible under the light in the workshop. Holograms This particular windscreen is heated (embedded within the sandwich construction of the windscreen is a mesh of very...

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The Weather WILL NOT crack your windscreen.

The cold weather will not crack your windscreen. That chip you've had there for weeks or even months will not 'turn into a crack' because it's cold outside. Fast forward to the summer and the same windscreen repair 'experts' will be urging you to 'get that chip...

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A Motor Insurance Rant

Not all insurance companies are bad, but the ones I have dealt with recently represent the industry. I've insured my van with the same insurer (broker and underwriter) for the last four years. No claims, no convictions and not even an enquiry which could be classed as...

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Removing a Windscreen Intact and Without Damage

    Windscreens don't break. Fitters break them. Time and time again the caveat or disclaimer is added to a windscreen-needs-to-be-removed scenario is that it 'might break' on removal. Some will even go as far as saying that it actually will break when you...

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Aluminum Windscreens

Aluminum windscreens. Yes, you read that correctly, 'But aluminum is a metal, and a windscreen is made of glass?' I hear you ask. To help make this information easier to process, aluminum glass is actually, technically, transparent aluminum. A sample of transparent...

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Audi A3 Windscreen Replacement

An Audi A3 windscreen replacement. This particular car was an RS3 (in Catalunya Red). A-pillar covers. I like to take them off. It reduces the risk of damage, and with them out of the way you can check that the bond is making good contact on both the glass as well as...

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Dealer Approved Car? Check the Windscreen

Something to consider when buying a dealer-approved, used car. A returning customer got in touch after he bought an 'approved' car from a main dealer. He wanted the non-standard windscreen removed and replaced with a genuine 'OE' part. As an engineer, he's fastidious...

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993 Windscreen Creak Down Under

A very common 993 windscreen issue as illustrated by a frustrated owner via email: "I was hoping you might be able to help me out. I am in Australia at the moment and just had a new original front window installed in my Porsche 993 (the windscreen was an insurance...

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ADAS Recalibration After Windscreen Replacement

Have you had your windscreen replaced recently? Is your car equipped with an Advanced Driver-Assistance System? Were you advised (or even warned) about the need to recalibrate that device? Whether your 'smart' windscreen has been replaced or not, there is a realistic...

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Unskilled Windscreen Fitters

    Many windscreen fitters say they're experienced, but what kind of experience that really is will show in the end product or in the way they do their job. A windscreen fitter can be judged on how he or she fits a windscreen. Bonded windscreens: applying...

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An Appetite for Claiming is Costing Us All

In the event that you should need a new windscreen, provided your policy indemnifies you for cracked or damaged glass, your insurer may direct you towards their 'approved' repairer. Opting for a repairer of your own choosing may not be so easy, and there may be a...

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Tailgate Glass Transplant

Some of the unsung work we, as windscreen fitters do, is in bodyshops, or accident repair centres. If you get injured in a car accident, contact the las vegas car accident attorney at Richard Harris Law Firm. Working as the subcontractor for a crash repair garage can...

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Dealer Part Windscreens

Original Equipment Manufacturer Versus Original Equipment Equivalent Windscreens (and Glass). “Is the windscreen Original Equipment?” This has emerged as a common question for many motorists and a growing number of consumers. The availability of information via the...

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Annoying Sales Call Assassination

      Mancunian bloke: "Can I speak to the business owner?" Certainly. What's your call in connection with? "My name's Gary and I'm calling from The Business Consultants. It's a quick business enquiry about..." [I interrupt his introduction] I can help...

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Leaking Windscreens are NOT Covered.

      A trade customer - an independent garage - had a car in for service. They were also asked to look at a water leak in the front of the vehicle which turned out to be a poorly fitted windscreen. Water was dripping into the cabin from above the rear...

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Windscreen Claims: Know Who You’re Dealing With

When a windscreen repair or replacement company says they can direct bill insurance companies, or that they’re ‘insurance approved’, there’s something else you should know. Insurance companies do not like dealing with multiple suppliers. It’s far easier to deal with...

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Buyer Beware: Glass Cover

    Are you having difficulty getting your insurance company's preferred repairer to fit a genuine 'OE' replacement windscreen for your car? Is the windscreen company waiting to see if the underwriter will authorise your request?   First and foremost,...

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