Do not sit out glass damage

A windscreen inspection in a master car mechanic can reveal dangerous defects

(djd). Glass damages at the car are no problem at all and in the twinkling of an eye from the world to create – so it suggests at least the advertisement. But in reality this does not always look so simple. Thus Kfz expert olive Schnfeld of the consumer portal points out for example to the fact that repairs in the field of vision of the driver are permissible by no means. Straight one with unfavorable visibility conditions is too large the safety risk in this range – it must be inserted in each case a new disk.

Autoglas-Monat May: Act fast before glass damage gets worse

The German Motor Trade has declared May 2015 to be the “Autoglas-Monat”. The experts recommend that the vehicle windows be inspected by the master mechanic after the stresses of winter. Wait and see according to the motto “We’ll hold on until the next visit to the garage” should not be used if there are cracks or flaws in the windshield. Strong vibrations can cause the cracks to enlarge, tear the windscreen and even impair the function of airbags. In the event of damage caused by stone chips in the field of vision or cracks in the windscreen, the inspector can even refuse the sticker at the next general inspection. At you will find further information on the maintenance and repair of vehicles as well as a postcode search for specialist companies throughout Germany.

The paperwork with the insurance does the Kfz specialized enterprise

In the context of a disk inspection the autoglas specialists inspect the disk for scratches and small stone impacts and clarify whether a repair is possible or whether an exchange of the disk is necessary. Small stone impact repairs are free with most motor vehicle insurances, with the disk exchange depending upon contract with a small self portion with partial or full comprehensive is to be counted. The car owner does not have to worry about the clarification and the accounting with the insurance however, the “paper war” does the motor vehicle workshop for it.
The windscreen is also a wearing part

(djd). Frequent ice scraping in winter, defective wiper blades, small, barely visible stone chips: The windscreen has to withstand a lot of wear and tear. If, for example, visibility from the front is restricted by scratches or streaks when the sun is low, you should consider replacing this vehicle part, which is so important for safety. The master mechanic’s workshop – addresses are available at – can judge when a change is recommended.

Exactly in unfavourable visibility conditions, stone chips and scratches in the windscreen represent a high safety risk. Photo: djd/Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe e. V./ T.Volz
Clear view with new windscreen: The windscreen must be replaced in the event of stone chip damage in the driver’s area of vision. photo: djd/Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe e. V./T.Scholz