Life Motor Talk

Sunday 21 September 2014

Don't let a stone chip on your
 windscreen crack your wallet

Published 27/08/2014 | 02:30

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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.

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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.

Irish Independent

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