Windscreen damage is normally due to chips or cracks in the glass which can be a distraction when driving as they can impair vision.
Windscreen chips can occur when vehicles drive over loose stones or when there’s airborne debris.
Windscreen cracks can occur as a result of a combination of cold windscreens and warm heaters which can weaken the glass over time.
Windscreen claims are extremely common and the Admiral Claims team deal with thousands of glass claims every year.
Many car insurance comprehensive policies include windscreen cover, but check with your insurer to make sure your windscreen is protected. If your car insurance doesn't have specific windscreen cover you may be liable to pay the full excess in the event of a claim and you could lose your No Claims Bonus.
Windscreen repair and replacement cover is included in Admiral’s comprehensive policies as standard and can be purchased as an added extra on other policies.
If you need to replace your windscreen, the cost to do this through your insurance with Admiral is an excess of £115. Windscreen repairs carry an excess of £25 if you make a claim. You should always check your policy schedule to confirm these excesses.
If you’re insured with Admiral and discover damage to your windscreen, you need to take the following actions:
1. Call 0333 220 2025 or book online with Autoglass® to make a windscreen or glass claim
2. We’ll put you in touch with our approved repairer so you can make an appointment
3. If you have windscreen cover included in your policy, the following excesses will apply:
We asked our windscreen supplier Autoglass for their top tips on glass maintenance: