The Law Surrounding HGV Windscreens

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The laws surrounding windscreen repair and replacement aren’t always the easiest to interpret, mainly because there is something of a grey area between what counts as a light scratch, heavy scratch and a crack. However, for HGV, things get a little trickier. As you might expect, when it comes to windscreen repair and inspection for … Continue reading

What is the Windscreen Phenomenon?

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To many motorists, ‘the windscreen phenomenon’ might seem like an end to one of the biggest nuisances associated with motorway driving. However, to many environmentalists, this news is considered the symptom of something rather troubling. So, in this article, the team at 1st Call Windscreens will delve further into this problem, and look at the … Continue reading

Will windscreens wipers be a thing of the past?

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Is there really a possibility that everyday car windscreen wipers will vanish in the way that ashtrays did? This month, 1st Call Windscreens are here to look at the technology behind the invention that could quite possibly wipe out the use of these vital parts of all vehicles. How could this possibly work? McLaren are … Continue reading

Can defrosting your windscreen invalidate car insurance?

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Here in the UK, we certainly see a lot of up and down weather and this can be such a pain, especially when you’re trying to get into work on time. The black ice is enough to make anyone anxious and that, paired with lengthy traffic queues, are just the stressful stages after managing to … Continue reading

How can a leaking windscreen be fixed?

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If you’re looking to find out how you can fix your leaking windscreen, you’ve probably had the nasty shock of finding moisture, mildew and maybe even a pool of water on your dashboard. It might be the case that you noticed these signs a while ago but the penny only dropped whilst you were on … Continue reading

Why are my windscreen wipers not working?

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You may be wondering why your windscreen wipers are not working and this can be a pain, especially when you’re about to go on a long journey. This is why 1st Call Windscreens have put together a list of things you may be experiencing, so you can get your vehicle back up and running in … Continue reading

The Ultimate Car Maintenance Checklist

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This month 1st Call Windscreens will be discussing how often you should perform car maintenance checks, why, and possible problems you could encounter along the way. With winter fast approaching, it’s important to keep on top of your car checklist to prevent accidents from happening and to keep your car in tip top shape. No … Continue reading

Land Vehicles with Windscreens [Infographic]

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Windscreens are used for a multitude of vehicles, including those used on land, water and in air. Below we display all of the land vehicles that have windscreens.   Domestic Vehicles with Windscreens Standard car The majority of homes in the UK have a standard car because they’re ideal for most short city journeys and … Continue reading

What are the functions of windscreens?

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Windscreens are a vital part for the majority of land vehicles for countless reasons, which is why a simple chip or crack can fail a vehicle’s MOT. This month 1st Call Windscreens are here to tell you why windscreens are important and how they can potentially save your life. Functions of windscreens They protect the … Continue reading

Windscreen Laws & Regulations in the UK [Infographic]

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  Is a cracked windscreen an MOT failure? Yes, even a small windscreen chip within a driver’s line of vision could cause a windscreen to fail an MOT test. The maximum size of the crack or chip on the windscreen is 10mm in the drivers’ line of vision (a vertical strip 290mm wide centred on … Continue reading