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Windscreen Laws & Regulations in the UK [Infographic]

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  Is a cracked windscreen an MOT failure? Yes, even a small windscreen chip within a driver’s line of vision could cause a windscreen to fail an MOT test. The maximum size of the crack or chip on the windscreen is 10mm in the drivers’ line of vision (a vertical strip 290mm wide centred on … Continue reading

What Are the Rules for Stickers on Windscreens?

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Windscreen law in the UK can be a source of confusion for many drivers. Sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly what rules apply and when. For cars with windscreen stickers attached to the front and/or back windows, there are some pointers that you’ll need to keep in mind, both when you’re on the road and … Continue reading

Are Windscreen Sucker Mounts Illegal in the UK?

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Keeping your vehicle safe on the road should be a top priority for any driver. It’s not just your tyres and the mechanical components you have to keep an eye on, your windscreen is a vital safety feature, too. While on the road, you need full visibility at all times. A sat nav can help … Continue reading

Where Should I Place the Sat Nav on My Windscreen?

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Maintaining a constant level of road awareness is of the utmost importance whenever you’re at the wheel. Anything that distracts you or commands your attention away from the road ahead is a serious driving hazard. Many drivers use GPS navigation to help them find their way quickly and without hassle. But a common conundrum for … Continue reading

Is a Cracked Windscreen an MOT Failure?

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You can fail an MOT for a variety of reasons, with some more obvious than others. An MOT is designed to test the overall roadworthiness of your vehicle, so it’s not simply limited to checking the condition of your tyres or your engine. A chip or crack on your windscreen can, depending on various factors, … Continue reading

Why Chipped or Cracked Windscreens Need to be Repaired

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Cracks or chips on your windscreen can develop at any time, no matter what road you’re driving on. Windscreen damage is typically caused by loose stones or road materials being kicked up by other vehicles. At first glance, a windscreen chip might seem too small or insignificant to bother with, but that is a critical … Continue reading

Top tips to demisting your windscreens

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Not only are misted up windows an annoyance when you’re hurrying to work in the morning, but they can also significantly impede visibility on the road. This article will explain why windscreens fog up, as well as providing you with some top tips to demisting your windscreens so you can drive safely. Why do windscreens … Continue reading

Does your Vehicle need Windscreen Repair or Windscreen Replacement? [Infographic]

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  Windscreen Repair or Windscreen Replacement? Even the smallest crack or chip can quickly escalate into a major problem which can render your vehicle undriveable. This article will help you determine whether the size, depth, position and type of crack on your windscreen means it needs to be repaired or replaced, so you know exactly … Continue reading

Main Reasons Why Windscreens Chip and Crack

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Windscreen damage happens all the time usually appearing first as windscreen chips and cracks. No matter how hard you try to keep your car as healthy and pristine as possible a chip can occur at any moment – and for many reasons. Left untreated, windscreen chips turn to full blown cracks and become more and more … Continue reading

Welcome Article

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The team at 1st Call Windscreens are delighted to welcome you to our brand new blog! We will be using this space to post articles discussing news and advice, both from within the company and from the wider world of windscreens. So check back regularly for updates, and continue to browse the site in the … Continue reading