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.

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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The Cost of Someone Else Paying Your Excess

Insurance companies implemented a policy excess system in order to deter gratuitous claims. However now there is a culture which could be using this deterrent to encourage the very thing it was designed to curb. How somebody else paying your excess could be costing...

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Look Without Watching

  Why watching your windscreen fitter may not be a good idea.   The moment you have been fearing has arrived. You're about to have your windscreen replaced, and the thought of a stranger getting intimate with your car is making you feel uncomfortable. What...

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To See, or Not to See

    Now You See It... An illustration of Before and After stages of a typical windscreen repair.  Have you recently had your windscreen repaired? Were you pleased with the results? Was there a discernible between the before and after appearances of the...

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Insurance Questions: Windscreen Cover

Can I get my insurer to pay for this? Most comprehensive insurance policies will include windscreen cover as standard. As straight forward as this may appear, there are some grey areas, some of which has been misinterpreted or misunderstood, to cause confusion amongst...

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It’s Only a Joint?

      When butting up the PUR adhesive, most windscreen fitters are taught to run past the starting point and overlap the joint. This technique envelops the join, and is the easiest one to program the OEM robots with. Is this the best way? Why does it...

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