Repair or replace?
A windscreen chip could turn into a crack at any time, often when you are least expecting it. If this happens when you are driving, it could have a serious effect on your safety. Your windscreen provides up to 30% of the vehicle's structural strength and the passenger airbag relies on the windscreen to provide support if the airbag deploys. Repairing a chip will result in your windscreen being as strong as before the damage happened. Repairing a chip is quicker than replacing a whole windscreen. A windscreen chip can be repaired in under 30 minutes.
If a windscreen chip is in the drivers line of vision, it only has to be bigger than 15mm for your windscreen the vehicle will fail it fitness check. If you have fully comprehensive vehicle insurance, or vehicle insurance including cover for glass damage, The Windscreen Shop can usually repair your windscreen for free.