Don't let a stone chip on your windscreen crack your wallet
Published 27/08/2014 | 02:30
It happens to us all and can strike at any time. There you are, driving along and suddenly a stone springs up and you have a chip on your windscreen.
But it's only small, it doesn't interfere with visibility so we don't feel like getting it seen to straight away.
And that's where you are wrong.
That harmless little chip can expand into a proper crack at any time.
So instead of dealing with a simple chip repair, you could be looking at having to replace the windscreen.
When I meet customers in these circumstances they have little idea that many chips can be fixed so easily. Yes, they can be sorted in no more than a few minutes.
It is also worth remembering that any crack, no matter how small, can be a distraction to the driver. And it can lead to your car failing its NCT.
So just remember that, either way, that chip is going to need fixing sometime.
Leaving it on the long finger is likely to cost you.
*Advice courtesy of Ford master technician Brian Kelly of Rathfarnham Ford, Whitechurch Road, Dublin.