Full Mobile Service Covering the Coromandel, Bay Of Plenty and Waikato Regions

At BOP Windscreens in Tauranga, we understand the dilemma you face when your vehicle, truck, boat, or commercial vehicle gets a chipped windscreen: should you repair it or replace it? The integrity and safety of your windscreen are paramount, so let’s explore the factors that guide this important decision.

1. Assessing the Damage: The first step in deciding whether to repair or replace your windscreen is assessing the damage. The size, depth, and location of the chip or crack are crucial factors. Generally, chips larger than one inch in diameter or cracks longer than three inches usually require a replacement. This is especially true if the crack runs all the way to the edge of the windshield, as these have a higher tendency to spread and compromise the structural integrity of the glass.

2. The Type of Damage Matters: The nature of the damage is a significant consideration. For instance, a bullseye chip smaller than an inch often can be repaired. If only the outer layer of the glass is damaged and the vehicle can be safely driven post-repair, a repair might suffice.

3. Safety First: Your safety and that of your loved ones is our utmost priority. A compromised windscreen can significantly affect the structural integrity of your vehicle and your visibility while driving. If there’s any doubt about the safety of a repair, we always recommend a replacement.

4. High-Quality Repairs: When a repair is feasible, BOP Windscreens in Tauranga uses high-quality resin to ensure not just a superficial fix but a robust and durable repair. Our resin is carefully bound and cured onto the cracks, mitigating the need for future repairs and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your windscreen.

5. Convenience and Mobility: We understand that time and convenience are important to you. That’s why BOP Windscreens offers a fully mobile service. Whether you’re at home, at work, or anywhere else, we come to you to either repair or replace your windscreen, saving you time and hassle.

6. Making an Informed Decision: Each situation is unique, and we’re here to provide expert advice tailored to your specific circumstances. We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons, considering factors such as the age and value of your vehicle, the extent of the damage, and your safety.

7. Long-Term Benefits: Opting for a repair when appropriate can save you money and maintain the original seal of your windscreen. However, a replacement might be more cost-effective in the long run if it prevents further damage and ensures your safety.

At BOP Windscreens, we are committed to providing you with the best solution for your windscreen needs. Whether it’s a repair or a replacement, you can trust us to deliver quality, safety, and convenience. Contact our Tauranga team today to discuss your windscreen concerns and let us help you get back on the road safely and confidently.